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    What Are the Gold Alloys?

    Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Joe G

    Many people come to our gold buyer in Chicago, Il with the question “what is in the alloy mix for white and yellow gold?” To the naked eye, gold jewelry appears as a singular substance. In reality, some gold jewelry varieties are made from a mixture of metal and gold. This makes it easier to create jewelry and results in a stronger, more durable product.

    Our jewelry buyers at Chicago Gold Gallery has broken down some simple facts about the gold alloys.

    What Makes Fine Jewelry Gold?

    Did you know that yellow gold is the only naturally occurring gold color? In order for jewelry and watches to get their rose gold or white gold coloring, metals are mixed with, or alloyed with, pure gold. Even pure 24-karat gold is not suitable for jewelry because it is too soft.

    The Most Common Mix is Gold with Nickel

    If you’re looking for great pricing on diamonds or watches, consider purchasing a piece of jewelry made with gold mixed with a metal such as zinc, silver, or nickel. The combination of multiple metals helps give nickel its durability.

    White Gold with Palladium Alloy

    Another popular mixture is palladium, as it is naturally white in color and, for the most part, it is hypoallergenic. This alloy is not as firm as nickel white gold, but palladium white gold has a lower chance of showing a strong yellow cast that other metals do.

    Yellow Gold Jewelry

    Another common type of jewelry is yellow gold jewelry. Despite such a broad name, yellow gold jewelry is composed of gold, copper, and silver. In fact, yellow gold is the only gold variety that can be made in jewelry.

    Contact Our Gold Buyer Close to Chicago, Il Today!

    If you have additional questions about buying the right gold jewelry or if you want to get top dollar for your old gold coins or collectible coins, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.

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