Jewelry Myth 1: There is such thing as “pure” white gold.

Nope. It doesn’t exist.

Pure gold is a mined mineral that comes in one color only – deep yellow, almost orange. That’s the gold that is stamped as 24K or 999, depending on where you are in the world.

All gold jewelry that stamped below 24K or 999 is made with a gold alloy. Gold alloy is a mix of pure gold and other metals – silver, copper, zinc, nickel, palladium. White gold alloy is obtained by adding white metals to pure gold, such as nickel or palladium. Both have their advantages and drawbacks, depending on your allergic reactions, piece weight, color preferences, and your budget.

Are you a white gold fan? If yes, this quick fact-sheet will be useful in making informed decisions when purchasing.

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