White Gold Jewellery
With its gleaming and radiant finish, white gold jewellery became popular in the 1920s. Today, it is the perfect choice if you're looking for a versatile and stylish addition to your jewellery collection. At Secrets Shhh, we offer an extensive range of finely crafted white gold jewellery. Start shopping today!
White gold is crafted by mixing pure gold with white metals like palladium and silver. The combination of skilled craftsmanship and advanced technology required for this process makes white gold a highly sought-after metal.
White gold boasts a range of benefits that make it an excellent choice for your jewellery pieces.
- Durability. As it is mixed with stronger white metals like palladium and silver, white gold is more durable and resistant to wear than pure gold.
- Versatility. Adorn your white gold jewellery with our signature diamond and gemstone simulants, available in various cuts and colours. Get creative and show off your style by selecting pieces that mix white gold with yellow or rose gold.
- Hypoallergenic. White gold is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin.
- Easy maintenance. Rhodium plating is required to maintain an ‘as new’ finish on white gold. When white gold jewellery is rhodium plated, it’s easy to polish to restore shine.
Are you looking for a simple, elegant white gold pendant or a brilliant, statement white gold dress ring? A pair of white gold stud earrings for everyday wear or a white gold bracelet to elevate a formal outfit?
Questions About White Gold Jewellery?
What is white gold jewellery?
White gold starts as a yellow metal and is alloyed with metals such as Nickel, Palladium, Silver, Zinc and Platinum to give it a white colour. To ensure white gold pieces have a lustrous shine, rhodium plating is also used over the top of the final alloyed metal, to give it a high gloss white finish. Rhodium is one of the most expensive metals which comes from the Platinum family of metals. Sometimes white gold metals display a hue of yellow gold, especially as the Rhodium plating wears off. When this happens the piece will need to be Rhodium plated again to restore its white lustre. At Secrets Shhh we recommend to Rhodium plate your white gold jewellery every year to maintain the lustre and perfect shine.
How do you clean white gold jewellery?
Keep your white gold jewellery looking its best by giving it a gentle clean every few weeks. You don’t need any specialist cleaning solutions for a general maintenance clean, and you should avoid any chlorine or harsh chemicals. Your jewellery will be forever admired, therefore it is important that proper care is given to ensure your stones and metals always sparkle at their best. Dust, lotions, soaps and daily wear can cloud the brilliance of your stones and dull the surface of your jewellery. We recommend using our Gold or Silver Jewellery Cleaner, and other jewellery cleaning solutions - be sure you follow the instructions as prescribed by the manufacturer for the best results. Secrets also offers a complimentary cleaning service. Simply call into the store of your choice at any time and we will professionally clean your jewellery for you. Alternatively you can arrange to send your jewellery back to our workshop for this service via our online store. We will inspect and clean your jewellery free of charge, however rhodium plating and postage fees will apply.
Is white gold actually gold?
Yes, white gold starts as a yellow metal and is alloyed with metals such as Nickel, Palladium, Silver, Zinc and Platinum to give it a white colour. To ensure white gold pieces have a lustrous shine, rhodium plating is also used over the top of the final alloyed metal, to give it a high gloss white finish. Rhodium is one of the most expensive metals which comes from the Platinum family of metals. Sometimes white gold metals display a hue of yellow gold, especially as the Rhodium plating wears off. When this happens the piece will need to be Rhodium plated again to restore its white lustre. At Secrets Shhh we recommend to Rhodium plate your white gold jewellery every year to maintain the lustre and perfect shine.
Can you wear white gold every day?
Many people wear white gold engagement and wedding rings every day, as well as other white gold jewellery pieces. White gold jewellery is made from natural yellow gold which is then alloyed with various white metal alloys to create white gold. In its natural state white gold has a greyish appearance. White gold jewellery is then rhodium plated to produce a beautiful lustrous finish. To ensure your jewellery always looks its best, it will need to be re-rhodium plated periodically. This is standard for all white gold jewellery. How often it will need to be re-rhodium plated will vary depending on the type of chemicals encountered during wear, the amount of wear, and your natural acidity levels. We apply a small fee for this service.
Is White Gold good quality?
If you prefer the cool sheen of white metals like platinum and palladium, white gold is a more affordable option, but that doesn’t mean that your jewellery is “cheap” or poor quality. White gold has become one of the most popular metal choices for engagement rings in particular, and there are lots of good reasons for this. 14ct white gold strikes an excellent balance between quality, durability, and affordability. Containing about 58% pure gold, it carries a high value and prestige while the blend with other precious metals enhances its strength and durability. The addition of the rhodium coating adds to this resilience and makes your jewellery less prone to scratches and tarnishing. This coating will where off over time but it can easily be replaced to restore your white gold pieces to their full glory.