Yellow gold engagement rings are the traditional choice when looking for an engagement ring. Yellow gold has been used for centuries for wedding bands and is still a popular choice for wedding and engagement rings.
Although pure gold is already a yellow colour, gold isn’t hard enough to be used alone in jewellery. It is alloyed with other metals such as nickel, zinc and palladium to produce yellow gold engagement rings that are both attractive in colour and also tough enough to be worn daily without getting damaged.
NOTE: Some people have allergic reactions to yellow gold engagement rings. You should check to make sure your partner is not allergic to gold jewellery before buying a yellow gold engagement ring.
Finding the best yellow gold engagement rings
The most common types of yellow gold rings are 9ct and 18ct gold. the higher the carat number, the more gold is in the ring and therefore the more expensive it becomes. However, the carat rating can also affect the colour of the ring. If you are looking at yellow gold engagement rings it would be a good idea to ask the jeweller to see the difference in colour of the carat ratings to see for yourself which one you prefer. The colour changes depending on which metal combination has been used to create the alloy. For example, using copper will yield a reddish colour, whereas using silver or palladium is how you make white gold engagement rings.
Stones used in yellow gold engagement rings
The most popular type of stone used in yellow gold engagement rings is diamond. However as technology advances we are seeing other stones that are similar but a lot cheaper than diamonds become popular. Have a look at moissanite engagement rings as a cheaper alternative to diamonds, while still giving a similar brilliance. These stones work well in yellow gold engagement rings as the yellow frames the lighter stones. However, some people don’t like this combination as the yellow gold can sometimes give the illusion of the stone having a yellowish tint.