Friday, May 12, 2006

White Gold Pendant

A white gold pendant is made of gold that has been alloyed or mixed with other metals such as silver and platinum. The quantity of gold will be reflected in the karat range. 14k white gold will be just over 50 percent gold and 18 karat around 75 percent. Often the white gold is covered with rhodium to help protecting and increase it’s durability.

White gold therefore tends to be harder and more durable than yellow gold. You are unlikely to get white gold above 18 karat as then it would not have a sufficient percentage of other metals to give it that white look.

When choosing a white gold pendant it is important to pick the best possible piece in your budget range. Selecting the cheapest will not get the best buy and discounted jewellery is not always the best option in the long run.

Select for your taste and a style that which will suit you best. This might mean a pendant has a diamond or a pearl for example. Ensure you pick the best and have the gem or pearl, if you are having one, independently appraised to ensure you are getting what you pay for.

Find out about diamonds and pearls or opals or whatever gem you are going to use. It is always a good idea to know what you are buying and don’t simply trust the jeweller to guide you.

Cleaning the pendant is important and warm soapy water followed by a good rinse is the best way to keep your white gold pendant in sparkling condition. Thoroughly dry the pendant and store away from other jewellery when not in use.

A white gold pendant can look pretty impressive under the right circumstances so keep in mind the above and you will have a treasure for life.

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