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Which Color of Gold Is Right for You?

Sep 15th 2020

When it comes to gold, many people are surprised to learn that it is available in more colors than just the classic yellow. At Charmco, we carry a wide variety of stunning gold charms, many of which come in white gold, rose gold, and traditional yellow gold. In this blog post, we explore how to choose the right color of gold for your next Charmco charm. 

Once, it was common fashion wisdom that those with pale skin tones should wear platinum, silver, or white gold while those with warmer, darker skin tones should opt for rose or yellow gold. While those who are utterly uncertain about which gold color to choose may want to consider this tenet, the truth is that today anything goes when it comes to establishing your own fashion style! Ultimately, which color gold to opt for is a personal choice but, if you find yourself unable to make a decision, here is a bit of information about each gold color to help you find the perfect charm!

White Gold

White gold features a white, lustrous surface that is reminiscent of platinum, yet comes in at a much more affordable price point. It is made from a mixture of pure gold and white metals such as nickel, silver, and palladium to help create its unique hue, strengthen the gold, and increase its durability and scratch-resistance. Currently, white gold is very in style, with some considering its sophisticated hue an even better complement to diamonds than yellow gold. White gold is perfect for those with fair or rosy skin tones, but it looks stunning on virtually everyone.

Rose Gold

Sometimes referred to as “pink gold” or “red gold,” rose gold offers a lush and feminine appearance. It is made with a mixture of gold, copper, and silver to achieve its lustrous rosy tone. Rose gold is considered by many to be the most romantic metal due to its pinkish-red color, making it the perfect choice for those looking to purchase one of our gold charms as a gift for their special someone. The use of copper makes it extremely strong, with rose gold being more durable than both yellow and white gold. Rose gold is sometimes referred to as “Russian gold” because it first became popular during the 19th center among the Russian elite. Its rosy hue gives it a vintage, classic vibe.

Yellow Gold

You can’t go wrong with classic yellow gold. Yellow gold is sweet and warm, and contains a higher percentage of gold content than white or rose gold. It looks amazing on anyone and adds a touch of sophistication and brightness to any outfit. Because it contains pure gold, yellow gold is the most hypoallergenic option of all gold colors, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin. It is also the color of gold easiest to maintain, and looks particularly gorgeous on those with olive and darker skin tones. Unfortunately, a higher karat number also means a less durable metal so yellow gold tends to be slightly less strong than white or rose gold and more prone to scratching.

Find Your Perfect Gold Charm at Charmco

Looking to find the perfect gift for your significant other or simply treat yourself to a stunning new addition for your charm bracelet? Charmco is your source for high-quality, vintage and vintage-inspired 14K gold charms that you won’t find anywhere else. Browse now to find your perfect white gold, rose gold, or yellow gold charm.

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