Yellow Gold Diamond Rings
Yellow is the classic color for gold in jewelry. For thousands of years the precious metal has been appreciated for its unique color:
Gold stands out for its resistance to corrosion, it does not rust. That is why its called a precious metal. In addition to that gold is easy to work with mechanically. Both features and the fact that is rare make it an suitable means for storage and preservation of value and the ideal material for the production of coins. In jewelry yellow gold is treasured for its everlastingness, its special bright color and its prominent weight. Traditionally yellow gold is a symbol of beauty and people associate it with power and wealth.
Purtity and the color of gold
Purity is also important when talking about gold. Since gold is a soft material it is mixed (alloyed) with harder materials like silver or copper in order to better protect it from mechanical influences. The gold color shade also varies according to its alloy:
|Karat ||Per mill||Explanation|
|24||999||Pure gold, too soft for jewelry|
|22||916||In Asia used in jewelry|
|18||750||Saturated yellow tone – Ideal for high-end jewelry and the standard at Diamant Agentur|
|14||585||Less saturated color tone but harder and also popular in jewelry|
|9||375||Pale yellow tone (Minimum standard for yellow gold by law in England)|
|8||333||Pale yellow tone (Minimum standard for yellow gold in Germany)|
In Germany 18, 14 and 8 Karat are most popular alloys used in jewelry with 18K considered the most precious option that also shows the most prominent yellow color tone. Diamant Agentur is specialized in 18K gold alloys. 14K and 8K we offer on demand only.