What Makes Some Gold More Yellow?
- Jul 06, 2023
- Kyle Morris
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Greetings to our Noble House Jewelry community! Have you ever wondered why some gold pieces appear more yellow than others? Well, you're not alone! As experts in the field of fine jewelry, we've been asked this question by many of our beloved customers. So, let's unravel this golden mystery together, shall we?
Background on Gold
Gold has been cherished since ancient times for its beauty and rarity. It's not only a precious metal but also a symbol of wealth and status. Known for its radiant, yellow hue, gold is indeed a hallmark of Noble House Jewelry. But, did you know that the 'yellow' in gold can actually vary? Let's delve into why this is the case.
What is Gold Purity?
When we talk about gold's purity, we refer to its 'karat' – a term you might have heard on your visit to our stores in Overland Park, Kansas, or Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Gold's karat number tells us how much pure gold is present in the metal. Pure gold is 24 karats, meaning it's 100% gold. Its color is a dazzling, deep yellow. However, pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, which leads us to gold alloys.
A gold alloy is a mixture of gold and other metals. At Noble House Jewelry, we appreciate the durability and varied aesthetics these alloys provide. Metals like copper, silver, and zinc are often combined with gold to enhance its strength. These different metals also affect the final color of the gold, hence the variations you see in our exceptional collection.
Different Shades of Gold
Gold's flexibility allows us to present you with a delightful array of color choices: yellow, white, rose, and even green. Yellow gold, which is pure gold mixed with silver and copper, remains the most traditional choice. The higher the karat (i.e., the more pure gold present), the yellower the gold will appear. That's why some gold jewelry appears more yellow than others.
Gold Quality and Color
At Noble House Jewelry, we're dedicated to debunking myths about gold. Many believe the yellower the gold, the higher its quality. However, this is a misconception. The color of gold doesn't determine its quality but rather its composition. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to guide you on these nuances when you're selecting your perfect piece.
Gold and Its Aesthetics
The beauty of gold lies not only in its gleaming shine but also in its versatility. Whether you prefer a classic yellow gold engagement ring or a trendy rose gold pendant, our extensive selection caters to all tastes. The cultural significance and aesthetic appeal of different gold colors have also been celebrated throughout history, making gold jewelry an ideal treasure for all generations.
We hope this deep dive into the world of gold has left you enlightened and even more eager to explore our unmatched offerings. Remember, the variation in gold's yellowness isn't just about purity or quality, but about personal preference and style. So why not experience the Noble House Jewelry difference? Visit us today and find your golden treasure!
At Noble House Jewelry, our commitment is to offer you unparalleled knowledge and service. For more information, explore our website or make an appointment for an in-person visit. We look forward to illuminating your path on your jewelry journey.
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