What Is White Gold Made Of?

What Is White Gold Made Of?

Hello, and a warm welcome to our cherished Luvari community! We're back with another exciting journey into the world of jewelry. Today, we're delving into the dazzling universe of white gold. What exactly is this cherished metal that graces many of our stunning pieces at Luvari? Come along, and let's explore together!

The Basics of White Gold

White gold, a true marvel in the world of jewelry, first made its appearance in the 1920s as an alternative to platinum. The sparkle and charm of white gold have made it a favorite choice for engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry pieces on our Luvari website.

What is White Gold Made Of?

To create the stunning and radiant metal we call white gold, two key components are involved - gold and white metals. The precious gold, with its bright and alluring yellow color, is the foundation. But, pure gold is too soft to be used in jewelry, so it's mixed with stronger white metals to boost its durability and give it that beautiful white color.

White gold can contain various white metals, including palladium, nickel, silver, or even platinum. The type and amount of white metals used depend on the desired shade and properties of the finished product. Moreover, it's the Karat number that indicates the proportion of gold in the alloy. For example, 18K white gold contains 75% gold and 25% other metals.

The Process of Making White Gold

The transformation of gold into radiant white gold is a fascinating journey. It begins with the careful alloying process, blending pure gold with white metals. But it's not complete until a thin layer of rhodium, another precious white metal, is applied. This rhodium plating is what gives white gold its fantastic, highly reflective white shine.

Different Types of White Gold

Just like every jewelry piece on our Luvari website, white gold also comes in various types, each one with its own unique properties and allure.

  • Nickel White Gold: This variant is durable and has a lovely light white color. However, nickel can cause allergic reactions in some people.
  • Palladium White Gold: An excellent alternative for those sensitive to nickel, palladium white gold is hypoallergenic. It has a deeper shade of white and is slightly more expensive due to the cost of palladium.

Health Considerations When Wearing White Gold

At Luvari, we care about more than just the beauty of our jewelry. We prioritize the well-being of our wearers. As we've mentioned, nickel white gold can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you have a known nickel allergy, consider alternatives like palladium white gold or other nickel-free options.

Caring for White Gold Jewelry

Every jewelry piece from Luvari, including those made of white gold, is designed for longevity. However, they do require proper care to maintain their shine and brilliance.

Clean your white gold jewelry regularly using a gentle cleaning solution and a soft cloth.

Every few years, consider having your white gold re-plated with rhodium to renew its shiny finish.

Remember, our complimentary Luvari Jewelry Concierge team is always ready to guide you in caring for your precious pieces. We're just a click away at the Contact page.


White gold, with its radiant charm and durability, is a wonderful choice for your jewelry. It beautifully marries the allure of gold with the strength of other white metals. By understanding what white gold is made of, we hope you can appreciate its value even more.

So, are you ready to explore our unique and customizable white gold pieces? Head over to our website now. Need some guidance? Don't hesitate to make an appointment with our dedicated Luvari Jewelry Concierge team. We're here to ensure your Luvari experience is as sparkling as the jewelry we create.

Stay golden, and keep shining!

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