Gold wedding rings

The most popular metal used for wedding rings is Gold, this comes in a variety of colour and density options.
Here at Wedding Rings UK, we have an extensive collection of gold wedding rings in a variety of designs and styles available in every size. As well as traditional gold wedding bands we also have a range of white and yellow gold diamond set wedding rings.

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Which type of Gold do I choose?

Choosing the right colour of gold for your wedding band really comes down to personal preference, it is an important decision, because it's a piece of jewellery you will potentially wear every day for the rest of your life. The difference between white gold and yellow gold in jewellery is only in the amount of pure gold used and the alloys used. While white gold is usually alloyed with nickel, yellow gold uses silver as an alloy. Both white and yellow gold are composed of 58.3% pure gold and the rest is the matched alloy, they both also use zinc and copper as alloys. 

Yellow Gold is still the most popular precious metal used in wedding rings, it comes in a variety of weights – most commonly 9ct, 18ct and 24ct with 24 carats being pure gold and lower ratings proportionally less. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable pure metal known which means it can be easily altered if your finger size changes.

White Gold contains all the properties of yellow gold but is generally rhodium plated to enhance the whiteness. High-carat white gold alloys are far more resistant to corrosion than are either pure silver or sterling silver. The downside however is that white gold tends to turn slightly yellowish over time, if this is not something you would not be prepared to deal with and prefer white metal, then you should consider a platinum ring or even platinum coating the white gold wedding band.

Depending on whether you would prefer a contrast or match to the predominant metal colour of the rest of the jewellery you wear daily, the decision between white gold and yellow gold will become clearer. If you usually wear silver rather than gold jewellery, then white gold would be the better choice for a wedding band, as it will match silver jewellery. However, if you like to create a contrast to ensure your wedding ring stands out, choosing a yellow gold wedding band is the answer.
 

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