White Gold Chain Necklace
Jewellery has been given as a gift for centuries. It is still something that is
seen as precious and often symbolises great love for another person. In recent times white gold has been a
popular option. In this article we will look at the reasons why gifts such as a white gold chain necklace have
become more popular and what to consider when purchasing a white gold chain necklace.
The first thing to be aware of is that unlike yellow gold white gold chain
necklaces are not made from pure gold. In some respects this is not necessarily a bad thing. Adding harder
metals can often make the white gold chain necklace more resilient, something that people often consider when
they think about purchasing this particular item.
A white gold chain necklace is made of an alloy of both gold and one other
material. Usually this will either be nickel or palladium. Nickel alloy items tend to be cheaper. If you
purchase one of these you may want to consider taking it off before you go to sleep or going for a shower. The
reason for this is that some people may have allergic reactions if they wear this particular item for too
If you are not sure you can often tell the difference between a nickel or
palladium alloy white gold chain necklace by its colour. A nickel one will look whiter in comparison to the
palladium alloy which will have a more yellowish shade to it. However a respectable vendor or online store
should tell you what the item contains so you can make an informed decision.
Both of these items will usually be rhodium plated. Be aware that over time this
may become tarnished. However a lot of jewellery stores will be happy to replate it for you. This is something
that will often be included under the terms of a warranty or the insurance that comes with the item.
Another thing to consider is if you are purchasing it for a man or a woman. Items
designed for a man will usually be thicker while one designed for a woman will often be thinner. However in
some cases men may want to buy a couple of chains of varying lengths. A store will often label the length of an
item and some online stores allow you to specify the length you want.
One way to ensure you get a good quality item is to check the amount of gold in
it. With a white gold chain necklace the maximum amount will be 21 karats. What you choose will depend on both
your budget and whether you think this is suitable. For example you may choose a two tone design with another
metal that you prefer.
In short choosing a white gold chain necklace is about looking at the quality of
the item and your own personal preferences. If you are choosing an item online it is advisable to look at
customer feedback to see if they were satisfied with the service they received as well as the products they
received. With a smart approach you will find the best item to suit you or the best gift for your loved