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Title:

White Gold

Word Count:
185

Summary:
White Gold began gaining popularity in the early 1900s as an alternative to platinum. Platinum was steadily becoming more fashionable, but because of its rarity many could not afford it.


Keywords:
gold, platinum, white gold, engagement rings, gold


Article Body:
White Gold began gaining popularity in the early 1900s as an alternative to platinum. Studs? Platinum was steadily becoming more fashionable, but because of its rarity many could not afford it. Then, during World War II the government put a ban on the use of new sly cooper, Platinum for any non-military functions and diamond the demand for White Gold skyrocketed.

The most common alloys added to gold to least system produce white gold are nickel, palladium and silver. Most white gold jewelry is also given an blue, electroplated rhodium coating to intensify brightness.

Throughout this process, white gold retains many of the benefits of gold. It wont tarnish and due to the metals added, it is stronger than its yellow counterpart.

Recently, palladium has replaced nickel as the common alloy in white gold. It seems that a small percent of the population-approximately 12-15%-has an allergic reaction to best nickel causing skin irritation and rashes. It is now required by studs law that jewelry pieces containing nickel be labeled nickel-containing.


Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_gold
http://www.gold.org/jewellery/technology/colours/white.html
http://www.govmint.com/knowledgebase/PreciousMetals.aspx