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What is the difference between White Gold and Yellow Gold?

What is the difference between White Gold and Yellow Gold?

Ready to say Til Death Do Us Part but don't know which metal to buy your ring in? As well as adding a range of gold to our "TIL DEATH" wedding ring collections including lustrous yellow gold's and radiant white gold's available in a selection of 9 carat and 18 carat, we wrote this guide to help you make your choice.

Should I get a 9ct or 18ct?... What's the difference apart from price?

The difference between 9ct and 18ct is the pure gold metal content, 9ct gold contains 37.5% pure gold and 18ct gold contains 75% pure gold. The rest of the alloy various depending on whether it is yellow, rose or white gold (we'll get on to this yellow's and white's next).

Lets talk facts;

  • 9ct gold is tough enough to survive everyday wear "Til Death" - but 18ct gold will last for generations.
  • Whilst 9ct gold is technically 'harder' than 18ct gold, 9ct gold is more brittle, which means it's less resistant to knocks and scratches.
  • When compared over a longer period of time, 18ct gold has got what it takes to hold its own.
  • If you have reactive skin then you need 18ct gold rings as they have a higher pure gold content and a lower base metal alloy content.

What it all comes down to is, your budget and how you want the ring to wear over time with every day wear, another thing to take into account is the investment as gold holds value and heirlooms.

What is the difference between White Gold and Yellow Gold?

As 9ct and 18ct gold's are alloys of gold (read above for purities), the difference between white and yellow (apart from colour) is the other metal used to make them. White gold has more nickel and zinc, while yellow gold contains more copper.





In line with the 1973 The Hallmarking Act, all of our gold rings are hallmarked, for 9ct gold you will find the 375 mark and for 18ct gold you will find the 750 mark. This is governed by the Birmingham assay office, they test and mark each piece to give you there guarantee that we are selling the correct metal's to you.

More information can be found on the assay office website.


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