Gold comes in many different colors. Traditional Yellow & White, and now with an up rise in Rose gold. You can also find Brown, Green and Orange Gold, which tend to be less popular with the consumer market.
In the 1980’s yellow gold was the most predominant color option in the retail jewelry business. In the early 2000’s white gold took the jewelry industry by storm. Now a days, designers are experimenting with Rose gold options as well.
Selecting a color as a base for your jewelry can not only compliment your fashion style, but the gemstone(s) as well. Diamonds tend to show best in white gold. There is little color reflection, allowing the brilliance of a stone shine through. A delicate tone of Aquamarine tends to show best in yellow gold, as it will add a bit of contrast (depending on the mounting and quality of the stone) to the overall design. Pink stones, such as Tourmaline or Morganite can be doubly enhanced with a rose gold mounting. These romantic hues blend beautifully together.
Of course, every color gemstone can be mixed and matched with any color of gold. It all comes down to taste and preference. Don’t be afraid to try something new, you might just find that you love it even more than you could have originally imagined.
Safety, stability and durability are also factors for selecting the right color mounting for you. Yellow gold is the easiest metal to care for. A buff, polish and ultrasonic cleaning are really all it takes to keep your piece looking like new. White gold is a bit more extensive, with a proper refinish and rhodium plating to allow the piece to show like the day it was purchased. Rose gold can be a bit softer on its own and may cause smaller accent stones to unset and fall out. Proper setting procedure and care must be paid to these types of mountings.
How you wear your jewelry is also a consideration in the selection process. Do you put it on and leave it on? Do you wear your jewelry during the day and take it off at night? Everyday activities wreak havoc on our precious gems and mountings. As always, it is highly recommended that you be proactive with your pieces. Bring them in for a free inspection and cleaning every 6-12 months to be sure and catch any issues before they become too costly. Our expert staff are trained to alert customers on the state of their piece(s) and suggest solutions before anything becomes a major problem.
We carry a variety of gold options in many different styles so be sure to stop in and take a look, try stuff on. After all, jewelry is not only beautiful, ITS FUN!