White gold is the most popular choice of precious metal for engagement rings today. At Ingle & Rhode, we start by sourcing pure 24ct Fairtrade gold, which is yellow in colour and too soft for fine jewellery. We then alloy this with silver and palladium to create 18ct white gold, which is more hard wearing.
Most white has a slight yellow tint, and so to give it a bright white sheen it is plated with a thin layer of rhodium. However, our high palladium white gold is very white even without a rhodium plate, and so our white gold engagement rings look very similar to newly polished platinum engagement rings.
18ct white gold is about 30% less dense than platinum, so gold rings tend to weigh a little less. Gold is also slightly less scarce than platinum, and slightly easier to work with, meaning that 18ct white gold engagement rings tend to cost a little less.
Call us on 020 7499 2012 or come and see us in person at our showroom close to Bond Street station, London. You’ll be able to discover our stunning collection, speak to our experts one-on-one and explore the option of creating your very own bespoke ring. We aim to respond to appointment booking emails within 1 hour.
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