During the last ten years it has become de rigeur for couples to choose platinum or white gold for their engagement ring and wedding rings, but the yellow gold engagement ring is making a strong comeback. The beauty of gold is that it is created in different colours - so gold engagement rings may be crafted in Chartreuse gold, a pale golden colour, Peach gold, which is slightly darker, and the richer Apricot gold - all perfect for gold engagement rings.
Object of Beauty - The Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Yellow gold engagement rings are somewhat more vintage and perhaps cradle a diamond more attractively in a more ornate vintage setting, but an exquisite solitaire diamond nestled in a yellow gold setting is a beautiful sight - making gold engagement rings a more popular choice than ever before.
Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
Gold engagement or gold wedding rings are typically made from 18k gold which contains 75% gold which accounts for 18k demanding a higher price.
The higher karats such as 22k and 24k are now becoming more popular in the West. In Eastern jewellery making these karats are used for the majority of jewellery. Yellow gold is generally a combination of copper, silver and/or zinc. The addition of copper will give the metal a slightly reddish tone. The addition of silver a greenish tone.
When the two alloys are combined an even gold will be the result. 14k is lighter than 18k. This metal is often chosen to enhance a beautifully cut diamond that has a yellow tinge as the colour of the gold detracts from the colour of the diamond, leaving the diamond with a clear or whitish hue.
The primary alloy in rose gold is copper which gives it a gorgeous rose blush. 18K rose gold will have a peachy tone, while 14k typically has a pinker tone.
For more information regarding the high quality metals that Monroe Yorke Diamonds uses in all of its diamond jewellery, including their superb gold engagement rings call 1300 66 55 20 and speak with one of our professional diamond specialists.