Yellow gold is a rich luxurious colour recognised throughout history for is regal appearance. Diamonds stand out brightly from its warm colour giving each piece a classic traditional feel.
About Yellow Gold
Yellow gold is the most traditional style for engagement and wedding rings, its naturally rich yellow in colour and because of this it’s colour won’t tarnish over time. Gold is graded in Carats, the gold used in our engagement rings is hallmarked 18ct at the Birmingham Assay office.
Pure gold is too soft to be used in fine jewellery making so it is mixed with alloy metals to increase it’s strength. 18ct gold is 75% gold and 25% alloys. When used in engagement rings often the band of the ring is make in yellow gold but the claws are made in white gold or platinum, this is to avoid the yellow colour of the metal reflecting through the diamond and causing it to look yellow. However it is possible to have the claws and the band all in yellow if you prefer it’s appearance.
Caring for Yellow Gold
To care for your Yellow gold jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. We advise avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery etc hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products.
To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.