White Gold and Yellow Gold.
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?
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.
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!
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.