Although the majority of Tacori rings are shown in a platinum setting, virtually all of Tacori engagement rings can be custom ordered to create 18K white gold rings, 18K yellow gold rings, or 18K rose gold rings. Tacori also handcrafts mens gold rings in 18k yellow, white or red gold. (Tacori does NOT make a 14k gold ring.)
To “special order” a custom-made 18k gold Tacori ring (in white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold), please visit your local authorized Tacori retailer to speak in-depth with a jeweler about your setting selection and to place your order.
A white gold diamond ring is often selected because it incorporates the timeless precious metal of gold, and the bright white look of a platinum ring. White metals are especially prized in engagement rings because of their ability to reflect the pure white brilliance of the diamonds set within the ring. Also popular are mens gold rings, as they are perceived as stronger than platinum rings and somewhat less likely to bend if pressure is exerted.
Here are some facts about gold rings. To start, 18k gold is actually harder than platinum, and therefore somewhat less likely to bend if pressure is applied.
Many people also ask if 18k white gold rings will “yellow” over time; it is important to know that yellow is indeed the natural color of gold, and in order to create white gold rings, the naturally yellow gold in its raw form is mixed and coated with white alloy metals to attain the white gold “look”.
Because of Tacori’s “gold standard”, our 18K white gold rings do not rely solely on a rhodium dip (which is an external layer applied to the ring) to keep our “white” gold looking white (as of June 2006). Tacori now also uses Palladium as an alloy metal, which is a naturally white and pure metal that mixes with our gold rings, and keeps our white gold rings looking white more naturally, and longer.
However, at the end of the day, 18k gold is 75% pure gold (which is naturally yellow), so even with white metal alloys adding up to 25% of the metal composition, the white gold “look” does often require maintenance over time to retain the “white” look.
If you have questions about the wear of your white gold diamond ring over the lifetime of the piece, we would strongly suggest connecting with your Authorized Tacori Retailer so that they can tell you about the care that may be expected for any gold ring.
For more information about gold rings, please visit http://www.gold.org.