White Gold or Yellow Gold?

Dear Arabel,
I'm confused - what's the difference between white gold and yellow gold and does it matter which one I choose for an engagement ring?  Gold is gold, right?
Stefan B, Manchester

Hi Stefan,

Yes, it does matter - girls probably go for one colour or the other to suit their skin tone. On that one, you definitely need to get it right! My first piece of advice would be to look at what jewellery she wears everyday. If it's silver, I recommend you go for white gold or platinum. If it's yellow gold looking, I suggest you stick with the yellow tones.  There are some technical differences between yellow gold and white gold which you can read about HERE which will help you make an informed decision.


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