Lockets, necklaces and other gifts of this nature have been given for centuries.
In the twenty first century it is still nice to receive something that shines and sparkles, regardless of whether
you are man or a woman. In this article we will look at what to consider when you wish to purchase a white gold
A white gold chain is a good gift for a number of different reasons. It is a type
of chain that is popular with both men and women. One reason is that it is suitable for both casual and formal
clothing and blends with a number of different outfits. This is ideal for people who do not want to fret about what
Another reason why people like buying a white gold chain is the fact they are
resilient. They are designed to be both durable and scratch resistant. However they also feel quite soft and light
to the touch so that they still have that delicate feeling people want from this kind of jewellery.
When choosing a white gold chain it is important to know what you are buying. It
should be noted that they are not pure gold but an alloy. This alloy will usually be either palladium or nickel
depending on the kind that you buy. The more expensive items will usually contain palladium.
You can tell the difference between a palladium alloy item and a nickel alloy item
by its colour. The palladium alloy will have a more yellowish tint than the nickel alloy. The nickel ones may cause
allergic reactions if worn for too long. If you know that yours is a nickel alloy then you are advised to remove it
before you go to bed and at other times such as before you go swimming.
Another way to compare different types is to look at the karat. This will indicate
the amount of gold that is contained in the item, so for example a 14k white gold chain would contain 14 karats of
gold. With a white gold chain the maximum amount will be 21 karat. Most items will be rhodium plated and you should
be aware that over time this can become tarnished. Fortunately most jewellery stores will be happy to replate the
item for you.
When comparing different items it is worth checking to see what the store offers.
For example it may come with a warranty. Some may also offer a certificate of authenticity to prove where the item
was sourced from and the amount of gold contained inside it. It is advisable to ask if it has been authenticated by
an official association as this will ensure the quality of the item.
With any type of purchase you should shop around to get ideas and inspiration,
especially if you are purchasing it for someone else. Remember if you are buying a white gold chain for a woman it
should be thinner than one that you would purchase for a man. Most items should specify if they are for a man,
woman or can be worn by both genders. Look online to find vendors in your local area or online stores so you can
compare prices and find the right item for your requirements.