Tuesday 21 May 2019

Classic Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Yellow gold engagement rings are traditional, classic and one of the most popular settings around the world. The warm glow of the yellow gold engagement ring is seen as a symbol of sophistication and luxury. Even though in recent years white gold has started to gain more popularity, yellow gold engagement rings have not lost their charm at all and still hold a special place in our hearts. If you are considering buying a classic yellow gold engagement ring for your future wife or yourself, here is everything you need to know.

Understanding the Karat of Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
Yellow gold is popular because its warm tone is the closest form to gold’s natural fiery hue. However, the gold that is used in engagement rings and other jewelry is not pure 24 karat gold. Pure gold is extremely soft and cannot be used in jewelry. It would definitely not survive the day-to-day hustle, occasional knocks and drops. That is the reason pure gold is mixed with other durable metals to make a stronger alloy. The proportion of the actual gold used in the jewelry compared to other metals is indicated by the “karat” system.

The different amounts of gold used in jewelry give it different properties because of the natural components of the metals that are in the alloy.

Normally 18 karat yellow gold engagement rings have 75% gold, 12.5% silver and 12.5% copper. These rings have a brighter glow compared to other yellow gold rings that have lower percentages of gold in them. Jewelry is less likely to tarnish if it has a higher amount of gold in it so it is understandably more expensive.

14 karat gold engagement rings have about 60% gold and the remaining of it is usually a mix of copper, silver and at times zinc. Even though these don’t have the kind of bright glow that 18 karat engagement rings have, they still have a very beautiful yellow hue.

9 to10 karat gold rings have only about 40% gold and a higher percentage of other metals to create an alloy. These rings have a whiter or copper colored look to them and are more likely to tarnish but on the plus side, are quite affordable for a yellow gold engagement ring!

You Can Save on the Diamond Color
One of the interesting things about a yellow gold ring is that it can manipulate the color of the diamond that you choose to set in it. A white metal setting like platinum or white gold needs to be paired with a colorless or less tinted and expensive diamond because any tint of color in a diamond is very clearly visible in a white metal setting. With a yellow gold setting, even the slightly warm diamonds will look beautiful against the warm tone of the metal and so you could save significantly by choosing a diamond with a lower color-grade.

Make Sure You or Your Partner Doesn’t Have Allergies
Keep in mind that many people are allergic to gold jewelry which makes it very uncomfortable to wear. It often happens that a person is allergic to nickel that’s sometimes used while making the gold alloy. The last thing you want is for your partner to not be able to wear her engagement ring, so find out if she already wears gold jewelry!

We hope you have a beautiful time choosing a magnificent engagement ring for the love of your life! Get started here.

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