Guide to Precious Metals
Gemvara 14-karat white gold jewelry is 58.5% pure gold with other metals added to make it stronger and more durable; the pieces are then coated with rhodium for lasting brightness. 14K white gold is very popular and less expensive than 18K white gold. If you just love owning as much gold as possible, our 18-karat white gold is 75% pure gold and also treated with rhodium for a bright look. Additionally, 18K white gold jewelry offers more gold, making it a bit heavier and more valuable.
White gold jewelry is the perfect alternative for those who want the luxury of gold with a cool silvery tone. If you find the cost of platinum too expensive, white gold gives you the same look for much less per ounce. On the other side of the scale, if you worry about silver tarnishing or find the metal too soft, then white gold jewelry is perfect for you.
White gold engagement rings are increasingly popular: Before Kate Middleton got the ring from Prince William, Princess Diana wore the famous white gold ring adorned with a beautiful blue sapphire encircled by diamonds. If white gold and diamonds are out of your budget, consider white gold with white sapphires.
Add glittering white gold earrings to compliment a casual outfit, or wear white gold drop earrings encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, tourmaline, or sapphires for a special night on the town. Gemvara hand-selects the best gemstones for our white gold necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets; all jewelry is made by hand in the USA from recycled or responsibly mined white gold. Clean your white gold jewelry in warm water with a soft brush and a little mild dish soap.
White Gold Benefits
- The cool tone works with any gem color
- Mixes and contrasts with rose gold, sterling and platinum
- The same look as silver but won't tarnish
- Harder and more scratch-resistant than silver
- Less expensive than platinum
14-Karat White Gold versus 18-Karat White Gold
- 14K white gold is stronger and more scratch resistant
- 14K white gold is less expensive and very popular
- 18K white gold is denser, purer, and more valuable