Colored Gold Wedding Rings
Choosing gold for your wedding rings is a time-honored tradition. For centuries, gold has been used to make precious jewellery because it is rare and alluring. The fact that gold is precious and rare gives it meaningful symbolism, which explains its enduring popularity as the metal of choice for wedding bands for both men and women.
Learning about the different characteristics of yellow, white, and rose gold will help you decide which metal will be used to make the rings that represent your enduring love for each other. Let us take a closer look at these three types of gold.
While yellow gold is often thought of as pure gold, yellow gold is actually the result of an alloy made by combining pure gold with other metals, such as zinc and copper. At St-Onge Jeweller, we recommend 18 Kt yellow gold because it will give your wedding rings a beautiful golden hue while making them just tough enough to endure the rigorous of daily wear. Just think of all the different things you do in one day!
Yellow gold complements every skin tone, but it is particularly exquisite when seen against darker skin tones. Yellow gold is also well-suited for a wide variety of wedding band styles, making it a versatile choice for someone who loves fashion. As an example, take a look at this yellow gold wedding band we call Tinta in 18Kt yellow gold adorned with 7 white brilliant cut diamonds.
White gold is an alloy of gold and a white metal such as palladium or nickel. Because over 12% of the population is allergic to nickel, St-Onge Jeweller only uses palladium as an alloy when crafting white gold. Whereas other jewellers may use a mix of palladium and nickel, our recipe is 100% nickel-free. In general, white gold is stronger and more durable than yellow gold. Also lovely for all skin tones, white gold’s sheen is cool and sophisticated, making it especially complementary for light or rosy skin tones.
Rose gold, an alloy of gold and copper that is also called red gold or pink gold, has been gaining popularity in recent years. Prized for its romantic look, rose gold adds beauty to all types of styles, including the simple wedding band. Take a look at this classic rose gold wedding ring in our collection.
The pink hue of rose gold is very attractive against pale skin, yet it complements both warm and cool skin tones. So, if your skin tone changes with the seasons, rose gold would be an excellent choice. Despite its soft, romantic look, rose gold is actually the most durable of the three colors. That is because copper is a strong metal that makes this alloy even more resistant than white or yellow gold.
The St-Onge advantage
Whether you prefer white, yellow, or rose gold, you will find what you are looking for at St-Onge, where we have been creating superior quality wedding rings in our downtown Montreal atelier for close to 40 years. We invite you to browse our selection of wedding rings for her and wedding rings for him. You will easily be able to compare different colored gold wedding rings in a variety of styles. St-Onge also offers a personalized creation service where we will be pleased to help you design your own custom wedding bands.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with more information and to show you our unique creations.