Yellow Gold: Everything You Need to Know! - Do Amore

Yellow Gold

When people think of “gold” they think of rich, warm yellow tones. As gold comes out of the ground yellow, Yellow Gold is its most recognizable color. Like all other colors of gold, Yellow Gold is mixed with other metals to make it more workable. For this reason, brass if often added to Yellow Gold to make it strong enough to use in jewelry!

Purity

Gold is made up of 24 “karats” (meaning 24 parts). 14k gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals. Likewise, 18k gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals. In America, Yellow Gold is available in 10k, 14k, and 18k. Here are some things to consider when choosing gold purity:

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Color

Value

Durability

10k

Yellow

Least Valuable

Hard but brittle

14k

Yellower

Valuable

Durable

18k

Yellowest

Most Valuable

Less durable

How to Care for Yellow Gold

Because Yellow Gold is naturally yellow, there is no necessary upkeep with Yellow Gold. However, as gold will naturally show scratches over the life of the ring, some couples will want to have their ring polished now and then. So, Do Amore provides complimentary polishing for each ring we sell! When you send it in for refinishing, our jeweler will also check your stones and clean your beautiful ring. It will return looking brand new!

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Yellow Gold v. Rose Gold v. White Gold

Did you know gold comes in a rainbow of colors? Do Amore offers engagement rings in Yellow, Rose, and White gold! Here’s some differences to consider:

PS: If you’re concerned about allergens, check out platinum and palladium!

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Yellow Gold

Rose Gold

White Gold

Color

Yellow

Pink

Vanilla White

Upkeep

None

None

Rhodium

Possible Allergen

Copper

Copper

Nickel

Settings that Pair Well with Yellow Gold

Below are our favorite Yellow Gold Engagement Rings and Yellow Gold Wedding Bands!

Money Tips

Consider 14k Yellow gold instead of 18k. It’s less expensive, and more durable.

1 Things to Ask Your Jeweler

  • 01.

    Karat?

    Always ask what karat gold you’re looking at. Differences in a gold’s karats can make a huge difference in price!

Other Ring Resources

See our in-depth educational guides, which were made to give practical advice with every aspect of your ring.

Diamonds

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Moissanite

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Sapphires

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Gold Palladium & Platinum

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