The advent of colored gold introduced a new dimension to the jewelry industry, making the possibilities endless for the designers and the choices so very numerous for the buyers. Colored gold was first introduced to break the monotony of bling and what was started for the sake of variety is now the way of things in the industry. As of today, we have four variants of gold in the market including the original yellow gold- rose, white and black. Although black gold is the newest member to the family, like all other variants, it too is making headway towards trend-setting.
So, let’s begin with the latest addition to the gold universe, the black gold. Often confused with tungsten which is also black in color, black gold is the product of a very specific and precise process. Most jewelers however cut corners when it comes to crafting black gold jewelry. They cast black rhodium plating on white gold sheets, and voila, it’s black gold for you. Black gold is a potent choice for men, the dark color being reflective of masculinity. However, black gold can be utterly feminine too. Used mostly in vintage designs, black gold is a popular choice in designs dominated by curves and swirls.
This variant needs no introduction, not to the ladies at least. Already a huge success in the market, rose gold is an alloy of gold and copper. Borrowing a hint of bling from gold and a mellow blush from copper, rose gold is a wonder to look at. Owing to its rare tone, this pale pink gold looks like it’s always blushing. Rose gold is highly feminine and is a great choice of metal for engagement rings. It works with most gemstones, the best of which is diamonds of course. Rose gold looks best when crafted into intricate designs, which is why it is so common in vintage-inspired jewelry in which vines and scrolls are prominent.
White gold which resembles silver and platinum in its frosted look is a mix of gold and white metals. In some cases, a single white metal is used to make the alloy, and in other times, more than one is used to fade the raw yellow tone of gold. White gold is a common pick for wedding jewelry and works best with colored gemstones of darker hues.