White gold engagement rings represent the best of many worlds. First and foremost, they are made of gold, which is widely considered the ‘traditional’ choice of engagement ring metal. Secondly, they possess a contemporary and sleek look, with a colour that complements the white sparkle of diamonds. Thirdly, they are nearly indistinguishable from platinum engagement rings, which carry an air of prestige in the world of engagement ring metals.
18 karat white gold is an alloy consisting of 75% pure gold. The remainder is made up of a mixture of silver, copper, nickel, and palladium. White gold engagement rings are almost always plated with rhodium, which increases the ring’s durability, improves the hue of white within the metal, and gives the ring its luminous sheen and luster. The alloys used to make white gold are relatively strong, and will result in a more durable, scratch-resistant ring than other gold alloys. White Gold is also a lighter metal than platinum, and is therefore often preferred by those that favour a lighter ring.
White gold pairs perfectly with almost any engagement ring setting you choose. Whether you want a white gold halo engagement ring, a white gold solitaire engagement ring, a white gold bezel engagement ring, a white gold split shank engagement ring, or a white gold three-stone engagement ring; having a white gold band will be the perfect complement.
White gold engagement rings are a great versatile option that complements all types of skin complexations, is lightweight and comfortable to wear, and relatively resistant to scratching and damages. For these practical reasons combined with its sophisticated simplicity and elegance, white gold engagement rings are a hard option to overlook.