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White Gold & Diamond Engagement Ring

White Gold Diamond Engagement Rings

It is no secret that white gold ring has grown more and more popular over the years. Despite this fact it is still extremely hard to find a lot of information surrounding white gold. It might even be possible that you don’t even know what question to ask the jeweler when you are shopping for a white gold ring. Whatever this situation is, there truly is a lot of information that you need to know about white gold before making an investment. And, that is exactly what you are going to learn below.

What Are White Gold Rings

First of all, it might be entirely possible that you have never even heard of white gold. Well, what you really need to know is that white gold engagement rings are usually comprised of nickel, copper, and zinc. This is where a lot of controversy and debate arises. Nickel is the most common metal that you will find in white gold, but most experts will probably tell you to opt against investing in rings that contain nickel.

That being said, nickel does come along with some advantages. Of course, the biggest advantage is that it is extremely hard and strong. However, this is why the ingredient list also included copper. Throughout the creation process, certain amounts of copper will be added to enhance the rings malleability features.

Allergic Reactions

One of the biggest downside to the nickel in the ring is that some individuals have reported allergic reactions. Nickel allergic reactions aren’t something that it common, but that is not heard of. In fact, professional jewelers say that they experience at least one or two cases a year.

Substitute Alloys

If you have your heart set on a white gold ring, but are allergic to nickel or worried that you might be allergic to the metal, you do have some other options available to you. First off, you should know that nickel can be substituted with palladium and silver. Palladium is pretty popular and well known, as it is a naturally white metal that originates in the platinum family. The only downside to this is that palladium is much more expensive. In fact, if you substitute with palladium, you can expect to pay as much as fifteen percent more.

Basic Cleaning Procedures

One good thing about white gold is that it is fairly easy to maintain and clean. This is unless of course, you get a scratch that is extremely deep. In this case, you might have to take the ring to a jeweler. Otherwise, the ring can be maintained and cleaned by simply polishing with cleaning gold solutions. This will also remove minor to small scratches as well.
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