White gold is actually yellow gold that has been alloyed with other metals such as silver, palladium and platinum therefore our customers are often surprised by the natural colour of white gold.
As a majority of high street jewellers rhodium plate their white gold as standard, the beautiful natural warm shades of white gold are often hidden. 9ct white gold is a slight creamy shade of white where as 18ct white gold is a flattering gun-metal shade of white - perfect for those of us who are 'fashionably' pale skinned!
The natural shades of both 9ct and 18ct white gold can also create beautiful results when combined with coloured gemstones, and the below ready to wear ring designed by Rebecca is a great example of this.
This elegant and antique style cluster engagement ring holds a fabulously rich brilliant cut natural cognac 0.35ct diamond. The dark natural colour of the 18ct white gold compliments the central diamond beautifully. Pave set around the coloured diamond, are sixteen 1mm full brilliant cut H SI quality white diamonds. The deep brown tones of the cognac contrasts fantastically with the bright white smaller stones, and the gun metal shade of the 18ct band pulls the whole design together. The simple full rounded profile band is 2.5mm wide - very comfortable to wear and Rebecca has cleverly designed the setting so that a plain unshaped wedding ring will slip underneath the overhanging cluster.
If you too love the combination of natural coloured 18ct white gold and cognac brown diamonds you may be interested to know we have a small selection of unusually cut stones in stock - my favourite is a rare long hexagon cut stone approx 0.23cts which is just crying out to be used in a commission. It would look fantastic set alongside some traditional white diamonds - just a thought.