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What is more expensive, yellow or white gold

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
What is more expensive, yellow or white gold
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While most people are familiar with yellow gold, perhaps not everyone knows what white gold is and where it comes from. White gold isn't a new metal, it's a precious metal alloy which is made from a combination of melting two or more different metals. If you'd like to learn which of these two types of gold is more expensive, check out this article at to know if white or yellow gold are more expensive.

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Pure gold is 24 carats, but it's too fragile and soft to be used in jewellery.


Due to this, it's common to use 18 carat gold which contains 75% of pure gold and 25% of other metals.


White gold is an alloy of pure gold combined with other white metals such as silver, platinum, palladium or nickel. It's usually coated with rhodium to achieve a glossy polished finish.

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By using metals such as palladium or platinum, which are more expensive than pure gold, it turns out that a piece of white gold is more expensive than that of yellow gold.


The difference in cost can be from 5% to 50% higher than yellow gold, depending on the manufacturing process.

You can also find other colors of gold such as Rose or green gold. Even though, the most expensive kind of gold is still white gold, even though the amount of gold may be the same as other kinds of gold, remember it's the added alloys that make it more expensive.

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Thank you, this helped me ememnsley which I will remember when shopping for my next piece.
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