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Does white gold tarnish or discolour?
White gold can tarnish and discolour over a period of time which can vary greatly from one person to another. When a piece of white gold jewellery is created, the final blistering white appearance is achieved by applying a very hard Rhodium plating to the item.
What is white gold made of?
In a nutshell, white gold is a shimmery white alloy of yellow gold and metals such as silver, palladium or nickel, which is coated with a thin layer of rhodium. It serves as an inexpensive alternative to platinum and it does not tarnish or oxidize like cut-rate silver.
Does rhodium tarnish white gold engagement rings?
Most white gold alloys are very slightly off-white. The Rhodium plate gives a finished engagement ring the desired bright white finish, complementing the whiteness of the diamond. Tarnishing becomes visible in specific areas of an engagement ring.
What happens when gold is alloyed with silver and copper?
When gold is alloyed with silver, it gives a lighter shade to the alloyed metal, whereas copper gives a very dark hue. To obtain a silver-white shade, 24 karat gold is mixed with white metals like silver, nickel, or palladium which result in the formation of white gold.