Just what is yellow gold, exactly? Is it special or unique in some way? The answer is a resounding YES. 24k yellow gold is pure gold. It is the baseline for all forms of gold; in other words, yellow gold is what comes out of the mine. Colored golds like white gold are typically alloyed with silver, nickel, and other similar classes of metals to give it that whiteness. Rose gold’s alloy is made up of mostly yellow gold and copper which results in the beautiful, warm peachy hue.
More and more of our valued customers are beginning to opt for yellow gold engagement rings, weddings bands, and more. At Knox Jewelers, we love to work with yellow gold, and we are ecstatic that it is making a come back on the market. Even yellow gold is alloyed with other metals, commonly copper and silver, to create a more durable metal for use in jewelry. Pure gold is very soft and malleable and while some pieces may be made from 24k gold, rings especially should not be made from pure gold because the daily wear and tear will be too much for it. Our favorite is 14k yellow gold because it meets the right balance between durability, cost effectiveness, and aesthetic quality. 18k makes for beautiful rings as well, as you can see in the two rings below. The higher content of gold in the alloy provides a more vibrant yellow color than the 14k gold, but it is not as durable as the 14k gold. It is also more expensive.
What sets us apart at Knox Jewelers is our commitment to ensuring you have the perfect blend of pure gold and metal alloy that balances the issues associated with both. Certain kinds of alloy blends can have issues down the road, including weaknesses in the internal structure of the piece, and a lack of ductility which can also cause many issues. That is why we are dedicated to providing you with alloys which ensure maximum durability, strength, and beauty for your jewelry.
Now that you have a good understanding of the characteristics of yellow gold, let’s take a look at some of the yellow gold engagement rings and wedding bands we have created for customers at Knox Jewelers in the past. Each of these rings has its own unique style, and we hand-tailor each of our exquisite pieces exclusively for our clients. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the stunning examples of engagement rings and wedding bands we have crafted for our customers.
Design 2627 – Inspiration from Nature
Design 2627 is inspired by the natural, fractal patterns of nature, thus evoking a sense of leaves, petals, and other organic entities. It is made of the 14k yellow gold that we described previously, and it has a side weight of .44 ct. The leaves and stem system of the ring circumnavigate the entirety of the band, and they are also accented with beautiful micro pavé diamonds and outlined with a lovely milgrain texture. To complete the natural appearance of this exquisite piece, we then add larger round diamonds to represent the iconic circular shape of the flower center.
Our Frejay design is an absolutely stunning piece. Its baseline material is 14k yellow gold, like our other yellow gold engagement rings and wedding bands. The centerpiece of this exquisite design is the large rare-colored sapphire. Yellow gold is perfect for bringing out the warm tones of this rare sapphire. We then added an uniquely designed halo to the center to orbit the sapphire. It is bead-set with vibrant diamonds to complement the warm tones of the yellow gold and the sapphire. Finally, the hand engraved designs and hand formed filigree curls of the piece truly make it one of our most beautiful rings.
Our Design 3004 is the pinnacle of luxury and beauty. 14k yellow gold forms the baseline material for this piece, and two concentric rings of micro pavé diamonds orbit a center stone. As you can see, the diamonds and yellow gold go perfectly together, as the yellow gold band provides a great level of contrast for the stones. Regardless of the angle at which you view Design 3004, it is bound to look stunning in every way.
As you have seen, yellow gold can be used in a variety of designs to accentuate the warm color tones of the other elements. It is perfect for both complementing and contrasting with other elements in a piece. We hope you enjoyed learning about yellow gold; please contact us if you have any questions about using it for your own rings.