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What is 'White gold?" Why is it more expensive than yellow gold?

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Asked by Doctor Know, 10 Feb '08 09:57 pm
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White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually nickel or palladium. Like yellow gold, white gold is measured in karats.
White gold's properties vary depending on the metals and proportions used. As a result, white gold alloys can be used for different purposes; while a nickel alloy is hard and strong, and therefore good for rings and pins, gold-palladium alloys are soft, pliable and good for white gold gemstone settings. The highest quality white gold is usually at least 17 karat, and made up of gold and palladium, sometimes with trace levels of platinum for weight and durability, although this often requires specialized goldsmiths.
While some higher-quality white gold alloys retain their shine and lustre, most will be coated with a very thin layer of rhodium. This gives the naturally more-dull white gold a shine comparable to platinum or silver; however the rhodium may wear off over time.
Making gold white is similar to mixing colours in paints. Adding a red m ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 10 Feb '08 10:03 pm

 
  
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White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually nickel or palladium. Like yellow gold, white gold is measured in karats.It is expensive because While some higher-quality white gold alloys retain their shine and lustre, most will be coated with a very thin layer of rhodium. This gives the naturally more-dull white gold a shine comparable to platinum or silver; however the rhodium may wear off over time.
Answered by neera bhatt, 10 Feb '08 10:02 pm

 
  
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White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually nickel or palladium. Like yellow gold, white gold is measured in karats.It is expensive because While some higher-quality white gold alloys retain their shine and lustre, most will be coated with a very thin layer of rhodium. This gives the naturally more-dull white gold a shine comparable to platinum or silver; however the rhodium may wear off over time.
Answered by iqbal seth, 05 Aug '13 01:26 pm

 
  
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Platinum is called white gold.it is costlier than gold because of its poor availabilty in nature.
Answered by sk singh, 07 Jan '09 04:29 pm

 
  
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Platinum is called as white Gold, it is expensive then yellow gold as it is rarely found and also its quality as a metal is far better than gold.
An alloy of gold with silver and nickel is also called as white gold.
Answered by Somnath Mukhopadhyay, 15 Sep '08 03:54 pm

 
  
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The Fact That You Have White Gold And Yellow Gold Means That Some People Prefer White Gold And Others Prefer Yellow Gold. The Beauty Of Your Jewelry Would Depend On The Designs, The Craftsmanship And The Gemstones. Most People Stop At That And Then Blindly Go For White Gold Or Yellow Gold Because They Like It. The Final Results Can Be Disappointing, The Best Gems With High End Craftsmanship And Award Winning Designs Can All Do Little To Bring Out The Beauty Of Your Jewelry If You Have Selected The Wrong Gold Color. In Reality The Color Of The Gemstones Would Directly Influence The Color Of Gold That Is Suited To The Jewelry.
They price is depend upon the design of the caraftsman also..I hope you like my answer,,,Idol.
Answered by jarry diong, 13 Sep '08 10:07 am

 
  
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It is costliest.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 30 Jun '08 10:17 pm

 
  
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Platinum is called as white Gold, it is expensive because it is very precious.
Answered by rajeshkumar kumar pushpa, 27 Apr '08 08:15 pm

 
  
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Pata nahi
Answered by sush, 23 Apr '08 12:02 am

 
  
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WHITE GOLD IS nickle ,
How we mix other metals in gold to prepare ornaments simillarly other metals are added to make ornaments
Answered by shridhar shashihittal, 25 Mar '08 07:34 am

 
  
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