White Gold and Yellow Gold.

@laydee (12815)
October 13, 2009 9:30am CST
I am quite confused about the two of these. what's their real difference? Which is more expensive or valuable? Which would you prefer?
2 responses
@bantoogi (24)
• Canada
12 Nov 09
yellow gold is more valuable... In some cases, a lot more valuable. Why you ask? Because it is more pure. Yellow gold is 22kt. The higher the kt, the more pure it is. White gold is a gold alloy, usually a gold and silver mix. Hence when you see 14kt white gold or a 22kt yellow gold piece of jewellery, buy the yellow gold. Incidentally, when you look at gold bullion bars or coins, they are 99.99% gold and they are yellow in color.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Is it true bullions are 99.99%? I mean, if they're that "concentrated" wouldn't they melt or be deformed because no metal would keep them together? I thought Chinese yellow gold was soft because it was concentrated? Thanks for the information, have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
I think both are pretty much the same. Though I think the white gold is only limited to a certain karat like 18k. They say it is actually yellow gold that is mixed with a certain chemical that makes it white.