From the beginning of time until the 19thth century, gold was a single color - yellow. At that time, a method of creating white gold from yellow gold was formulated. It wasn’t until the 1920’s, though, that white gold began showing up in jewelry, when it started serving as a substitute for the more expensive platinum. As had been the case for centuries, one just did not wear yellow gold jewelry along with platinum, sterling silver or even the newlry created white gold jewelry. It just was contrary to fashion norms of the times!
Like many historic fashion “don’t’s”, it’s no longer scandalous to mix and match yellow and white gold jewelry. In fact, it’s common today to find both yellow and white gold in the same jewelry piece. So, if you want a piece of jewelry containing both yellow and white gold to create a cohesive look with separate pieces of white and yellow gold jewelry, we might have the accessory you’re looking for!
To learn more about the precious metals we use in our jewelry, feel free to visit our Education and Resources page. You could also set up an appointment with Gordon to discuss any questions you might have.