Nowadays when jewellery art develops day by day its getting hard to choose the right type of your piece color due to the big choice of metal color and type. Especially for person who is going to buy jewellery for the first time and afraid to make a mistake.
Here is a quick guide to learn about gold colors, types and why we use rose gold in Wollem.
Jewellery usually are not made from pure gold because it is too soft and not durable. That is why jewellery gold is mixed with other metals as silver, copper and platinum. According to the metal, pure gold is mixed with, jewellery color can be changed, what allows masters to match a gemstone and gold color perfectly.
When buying a jewellery pay attention on gold content in it which is marked as “karat” or “k” letter and should be written on every piece in any reputable shop.
It is unusual to find some jewellery with this mark because of its softness and unreliability.
It is ideal for jewellery.
It is a most common type of gold for jewellery.
Affordable for low-class jewellery.
The most traditional color of gold is yellow, which is made by mixing gold, silver, copper and zinc. It matches literally any type of the gemstones as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, garnets and many others. Yellow gold looks nice on any skin tone but it much better combines with dark and olive skin colors. It might look less impressive with pale and rose skin tones.
Garnet jewellery in yellow gold setting looks very classic and Bohemian garnet e.g. is usually set in sterling silver and yellow gold. Despite the popularity, bright yellow gold is not the best option to combine the bloody-red color of garnet; the gemstone shine may be lost in consequence of big contrast of dark and bright colors.
Extremely popular gold color for the last 20 – 30 years and the most common for engagement rings. It is made by mixing pure gold with palladium, platinum, nickel and zinc. White gold is more durable and scratch-resistant than yellow one. Most of all it is combined with diamonds and light gemstones such as amethyst, light-blue sapphire and tanzanite.
White gold looks impressive on pale and light skin tones and not recommended for darker skin colors due to the high contrast.
Garnet stones with the usual dark-red color doesn’t look nice in a white gold setting, except some rare light-red tone gems with special cut.
Rose gold now is the most popular and trendy type for the last few years. Rose color hand watches, accessories and of course jewellery. And that’s understandable – is there anything more romantic and tender than smooth rose hue of bracelet or ring?
To reach this color master has to mix pure gold, copper and silver. This alloy makes this type of gold very durable and tarnish-resistant. It is recommended to choose 18k rose gold jewellery for the better color and quality.
After a long time of experiments and jewellery experience we realized that the best type of gold to combine with the garnet gemstone is rose one! As the garnet color is bloody-red, to show the full potential of the gem we use rose gold in Wollem. It makes the entire jewellery look harmonic solid.