CDifferently colored gold alloys are real as their yellow gold . Pure gold is generally too soft to be used in making jewellery so other metals are mixed to give the hardness. Normally jewellery are made in 22 carat gold which is an alloy. Pure gold comes in 24 carat without any mixing of other metal. Colour of the gold depend upon the mixing of other metal with gold. Mainly there are three colour which are popular in jewellery.
Three Types of Gold
While purchasing gold jewellery customer receives three option related to the selection of the gold colour. White gold rose gold and yellow gold is mainly used in jewellery. These gold are differed in colour and composition. Selecting the colour of the gold is totally depend upon the personal preference.
White gold is a mixture of pure gold and metals like nickel, silver and palladium. In white gold, Rhodium is used for coating. It gives a platinum look to the jewellery piece and more affordable compared to Platinum. Uses of strong material like silver and palladium make it more durable and scratch-resistant. In the modern era, white gold is more popular than yellow gold. Diamond necklace in white gold complements the fair and rosy skin. There is only one drawback with the white gold that cannot retain its lustre for many years, it needs to dip in rhodium plating to get back the lustre.
Yellow gold is made of pure gold. It is mixed with alloy metals like copper and zinc.
The amount of pure gold in the jewelry depends on its purity that is 24 Karat: 99.9% Pure, 22 Karat: 91.7% Pure, 18 Karat: 75% Pure 14 Karat: 58.3% Pure
A higher amount in karat means a purer gold content. This also means a less durable metal. For this reason, 14K or 18K gold is used for the engagement and wedding rings to get longer durability.
It is a hallmarking system for gold jewellery sold in India certifying the purity of the metal. It certifies that the piece of jewellery confirms to a set of standards made by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Bureau of Indian Standards is the national standards organization of India. India is the second largest market for gold. The Bureau of Indian Standards system of hallmarking of gold jewellery began in April 2000. Government has made hallmarking of gold jewellery mandatory in India to protect the right of consumer.
Rose gold refers and composed of the whole family of red, rose and pink shades. Pure gold is mixed with copper to create the rose color. The more quantity of copper used more redder the gold appears. A common mixture for rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper to produce 18 karet of rose gold.
Since rose gold is an alloy pure rose gold does not exist. Both men and women can use Rose gold. Nowadays, rose gold ring is gifted to the bride as most people found its romantic due to its pinkish colour. Rose gold is stronger than yellow and white gold due to the use of copper. It is complement all skin tone.