WHAT IS WHITE GOLD?

All colors of jewelry grade gold are mixed or alloyed with other metals because pure gold is too soft. White gold gets its distinct silvery color from palladium, zinc, or nickel and is just as durable as yellow or rose gold.

What You Should Know About White Gold

Cool and timeless, white gold first appeared in jewelry in the early 20th century. It adds a streamlined look to white stones like diamonds and moissanite, but can play up any yellow tinges. Paired with cool colored stones, you’ll get a high contrast, overall cool effect. Warm hued yellow, pink, orange and red gemstones glow in this silvery metal.

BROWSE WHITE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Get inspiration from the white gold rings we’ve designed

WHITE GOLD PROS AND CONS

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good for active lifestyles

Cons

  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Can emphasize any yellow tinges in white stones like diamond and moissanite

WHO IS WHITE GOLD RIGHT FOR?

White gold is a great choice for an engagement ring metal: it’s durable, low-maintenance and can withstand a lifetime of wear, including active lifestyles. It’s not a hypoallergenic metal and may not be suitable for those with a metal allergy. From a design standpoint, it’s a timeless look.

Additional Resources

Ethical Engagement Ring Metals

How to make sure your engagement ring is earth-friendly.

Metal Sensitivity and Hypoallergenic Rings

Have sensitive skin? You may have a metal sensitivity.

Engagement Rings for Active Lifestyles

Tough on your hands? These are the best ring choices for you.

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.