BRIDAL FOOTWEAR WEDDING

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 bridal footwear the early 1900s as an alternative to wiring platinum. 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 Platinum for any non-military functions and the demand for bridal, White Gold skyrocketed.

The most common alloys added to gold to woodland latest produce white gold are nickel, palladium and silver. Most white gold jewelry is also given an 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 bridal footwear white gold. It seems that a small percent of the population-approximately 12-15%-has an allergic reaction to roof nickel causing skin irritation and bridal footwear wedding, rashes. It is now required by 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