The different colors of goldGerman López Pérez
With the passage of time we have been able to observe that most people do not know exactly why there is gold of various colors; However, one of the functions of this blog is to solve these types of doubts, clearly explaining issues like this.
Gold in jewelry is mixed with other metals to obtain a stronger and more durable alloy, and depending on the metal with which it is mixed, one color or another is obtained. That is, the metal with which it is mixed defines the final color of the alloy. The mixtures are presented as follows:
- RED GOLD : 100 g of pure gold + 33.3 g of copper
- PINK GOLD : 100 grams of pure gold + 11 grams of silver + 22.3 grams of copper
- YELLOW GOLD : 100 g of pure gold + 16 g of silver + 17.3 of copper
- GREEN GOLD : 100 g of pure gold + 33.3 g of silver
- WHITE GOLD : 100 grams of pure gold + 12 grams of fine palladium + 16 grams of silver + 5.3 grams of copper
However, the amount of each alloy can vary in small amounts to suit the taste of the people and culture of the country. There are some geographical curiosities, such as in India, where the most predominant gold is yellow gold, but its hue is more yellow than what can be seen in Europe. In many countries white gold is abhorred and considered less prestigious.
In Spain, for a few years, white gold has been the predominant choice for the buyer; however, rose gold has been slowly introduced, so that it has become the queen of trends in the sector.
We, as professional jewelers, always give some advice, such as that if you are interested in buying a jewel with diamonds, it is better that it be in white gold, since diamonds on yellow gold look more yellowish, and on white gold they are they see whiter.