WHAT IS YELLOW GOLD?

All colors of jewelry grade gold are mixed or alloyed with other metals because pure gold is too soft. Yellow gold is alloyed with copper, nickel, or zinc and is the purest of all gold colors because gold is naturally yellow. Sometimes just called gold, it’s just as durable as white gold and rose gold.

What You Should Know About Yellow Gold

Sunny and classic, gold naturally occurs in yellow and has been used in jewelry since antiquity. It can neutralize any yellow tones in diamonds and moissanite, lessens the cool tones in pastel gemstones, and makes for an all-over warm effect with yellow, pink, orange and red gemstones.

BROWSE YELLOW GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Get inspiration from the yellow gold rings we’ve designed

YELLOW GOLD PROS AND CONS

Pros

+ Durable

+ Good for active lifestyles

+ De-emphasizes any yellow tinge in diamonds

Cons

  • Not hypoallergenic

WHO IS YELLOW GOLD RIGHT FOR?

Yellow 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 metal allergies. From a design standpoint, it adds a warming effect to the overall color palette.

Additional Resources

Why We Don’t Recommend Black Gold

What makes this metal beautiful also makes it a poor choice for fine  jewelry.

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.