White gold is an alloy of gold, that contains at least one other white metal, such as silver and palladium, to transform it into a white colour. (An alloy of metal is a mixtureof several metallic elements that are used in different quantities to create the desired colour). Similar to yellow gold, the pureness of the white gold is measured by Karat. Our white gold jewellery collection is manufactured from mainly 18K white gold which is 75% pure gold and 25% various other white coloured metals.
Since there is significant amount of pure gold in the alloy, it will always appear “yellowish” to ’pale grey’. As a result, in order to enhance its colour, the white gold goes through a ‘Rhodium Plating’ process. The Rhodium plating will coat the white gold with a thin layer of rhodium to give it greater depth of colour and shine. However the plating will wear off during time and re-plating will be necessary every 12 to 18 months. This simple process is part of the service that we provide, and will restore your jewellery’s whiteness back.
Customarily Nickel is used in white gold alloys. However it has found to cause somewhat strong reactions amongst some people, as a result our white gold alloys are Nickel free.