Looking to buy a piece of diamond jewellery and can't decide which gold option to choose?
With so many types of gold available, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one is best for you.
Whether you prefer the warm tones of yellow gold or the minimalist look of white gold, understanding how different colours and carats affect the overall look and feel of your new piece is key to making the best choice.
In this blog post, we'll give you the lowdown on how to choose the gold for your diamond jewellery like a pro!
Our diamond jewellery experts here at Didosh will also pick out some beautiful examples from our own collection!
Read on for all you need to know about selecting the perfect metal for your next sparkling addition.
Understanding the type of gold as well as its colour and cost is essential in making an informed decision when selecting diamond jewellery. Look for hallmarks or stamps indicating purity when looking for quality. Yellow gold is timeless, white gold complements the diamond’s sparkle, rose gold adds a vintage touch.
So now we’ve got the mini answer in place, let’s start with choosing the cost of the gold in your diamond jewellery.
Which gold is the most expensive?
Gold is a timeless metal that continues to be a popular choice for jewellery or investment.
The colour of gold depends on the other elements added to the gold alloy.
For instance, adding copper and silver results in rose gold, with palladium and nickel creating the effortlessly stylish white gold.
Each colour has its unique properties, and likewise, each one has its own price tag!
White gold tends to be the most expensive due to the high content of other precious metals. Although this will of course depend on what else is used in the piece such as how many diamonds etc.
Meanwhile, yellow and rose gold are more affordable because they typically have a smaller quantity of alloys.
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Regardless of the type of gold, it always has value as a long-term investment or an heirloom piece, so ultimately it's up to you to decide which colour works best for your style and budget.
How many carats?
Another factor you should consider when choosing your gold is its carat (or ‘K’).
The higher the carat, the purer the gold, so if you’re after something really special, look for pieces crafted from 18K or 24K.
18ct Rose Gold Diamond and Black Enamel Evil Eye Adjustable Bracelet is an everyday bracelet to add edginess to your style! Crafted from rose gold and a braided black cord.
When it comes to finding quality jewellery, always look for hallmarks or stamps indicating purity (such as 10K, 14K or 18K).
This will help ensure that the jewellery is made with genuine precious metal and not simply plated with gold.
Additionally, look for pieces marked “nickel free” if you have a sensitivity to this metal.
“The higher the carat, the purer the gold, so if you’re after something really special, look for pieces crafted from 18K or 24K”
Coloured gold and quality
When it comes to diamond jewellery, the type of coloured gold used plays a significant role in determining its quality.
There are different variations of gold, including yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and even black gold! each with its unique characteristics.
For instance, yellow gold is the most popular and timeless option.
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White gold complements the diamond's natural sparkle, making it appear larger and more brilliant.
Rose gold gives a vintage and feminine touch to jewellery, while black gold offers a subtle and sophisticated look.
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Ultimately, the best-coloured gold for diamond jewellery comes down to personal preference and the style of the piece.
But whether you opt for yellow, white, rose, or black gold, one thing is always guaranteed. The beauty and elegance of handcrafted diamond jewellery will never disappoint!
Choose a gold based on style
Did you know that there are several types of coloured gold that pair perfectly with different styles of diamond jewellery?
For a classic and timeless look, yellow gold tends to be the go-to choice.
But if you prefer a more modern twist, consider opting for white gold or platinum, which complement the icy brilliance of diamonds.
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Rose gold, on the other hand, adds warmth to the diamond's sparkle and is a great option for vintage-inspired designs or romantic pieces.
Black gold, although not as popular, can make for a stunning contrast against white diamonds, bringing a darker edge to your jewellery collection.
With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect coloured gold to enhance your diamond pieces and make them truly stand out!
Choosing gold for diamond jewellery based on your skin tone
Choosing the right gold for your diamond jewellery can make a huge difference in how well it complements your skin tone.
If you have cool undertones, you might want to go for white gold or silver, while warm undertones would look great with yellow or rose gold. Another factor to consider is the colour of the diamonds you plan to use.
If you're going for classic white diamonds, then white gold or silver is a great choice, but if you're planning to use coloured diamonds, yellow or rose gold can make them pop.
Ultimately, the most important thing is to find what you feel looks best on you and makes you feel confident wearing it.
Don't be afraid to experiment and try different options until you find the perfect match!
Time to go shopping!
Once you’ve decided on the type of gold you want, it's time to start shopping. There are countless beautiful pieces out there – from contemporary designs to classic styles.
You can find them in a variety of sizes and shapes, so take your time browsing through the different options until you find something that speaks to you.
Lastly, consider where you're buying your new piece of jewellery from.
Make sure that you're buying from a reliable diamond jewellery supplier so that you can trust what you're purchasing.
Do some research on their reputation before making any commitments or purchases to ensure that you're getting a quality piece of jewellery.
A Guide To Choosing Gold For Diamond Jewellery - The Wrap
And finally, always keep in mind that the main purpose of your jewellery should be to make you feel special and beautiful.
So don’t forget to choose something that reflects your unique personality and style!
With a little bit of research and guidance, you can find the perfect piece of jewellery that will last for years to come.
Check out our store to browse more of our statement diamond jewellry in a range of coloured gold to discover our unique, handcrafted and timeless pieces.