Colors of Gold
The color of gold is determined by two factors:
- The type of metal alloys included
- The percentage of each metal alloy
Natural gold and color-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold jewelry its rich shine. The alloys most commonly used, are copper with a red hue, and silver featuring a green hue. An expert mixture of copper, silver and pure gold gives this precious metal its signature warmth.
A silvery white character is what makes white gold jewelry so appealing. In order to make the gold white, it is combined with metal alloys that are white in nature and plated with an extremely hard element called rhodium. Although strong, rhodium may wear away over time. Replating is a simple process that can be done to restore whiteness to your jewelry.
White Gold with Black Rhodium
Black rhodium is plated to white gold creating a rich black appearance that is extremely hard and strong. As with traditional white rhodium, black rhodium may wear away over time. Replating is a simple process that AB&L offers to restore your jewelry’s black finish.
The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewelry is created by using a copper alloy. Again, the overall percentages of metal alloys is the same for rose gold as it is for yellow or white, there is just a different mixture in what alloys are used.
Rich in golden color, many of our fine jewelry pieces are crafted with vermeil. The industry standard definition of vermeil is sterling silver that is plated with 10k gold with a minimum of 2.5 microns in thickness for longwearing durability. At AB&L, we strive to offer a higher quality to our customers. Our vermeil pieces feature 14k to 24k gold.
Gold, element Au, was one of the first known metals. The gold standard defines the world’s currency system, whereby money represents a value in gold.
Gold jewelry prices are dependent upon the purity of the gold used or karat weight, the market value of gold, and the level of craftsmanship and design of each jewelry piece. Our 18k and 14k gold jewelry is intricately crafted into beautiful pieces for every occasion or style.
Stop in to shop our yellow, white, and rose gold jewelry collections. Call 989-631-9080 for more information.