BLACK OPS STORE

TOP BRENDS:





Title:

White Gold

Word Count:
185

Summary:
White Gold began gaining popularity in the early 1900s as an alternative to platinum. Platinum was steadily becoming more fashionable, but because of its rarity many could not afford it.


Keywords:
gold, platinum, white gold, engagement rings, gold


Article Body:
White Gold began gaining popularity in the early 1900s as an alternative to platinum. Platinum was steadily becoming more fashionable, but because of black, its rarity many could not afford it. Then, during World War II the government put a ban on the use of Platinum for any non-military functions and the demand for White Gold skyrocketed.

The most common alloys added to gold to produce white gold are nickel, palladium and silver. Most white gold jewelry is also given an electroplated rhodium coating to intensify brightness.

Throughout this process, white gold retains many of the benefits of gold. Pro Audio! It wont tarnish and black due to for cuisinart, the metals added, it is stronger than its yellow counterpart.

Recently, palladium has replaced nickel as the black common alloy in white gold. It seems that a small percent of the population-approximately 12-15%-has an carafe, allergic reaction to nickel causing skin irritation and rashes. It is black now required by law that jewelry pieces containing nickel be labeled nickel-containing.


Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_gold
http://www.gold.org/jewellery/technology/colours/white.html
http://www.govmint.com/knowledgebase/PreciousMetals.aspx