Almost everyone has a different preference on their choice of an Opal Engagement ring. White gold is very popular when it comes to matching it with an Opal Stone. The White gold does enhance the beautiful colours of your Opal.
White gold has amounts of gold consisting of mainly yellow and tiny amounts of other white metals to make its color lighter and make it durable and strong. The stamp on the gold specifies the purity of the gold itself for example in 9k, 10k or 18k.
The popularity of White Gold Opal ring is obvious because the jeweller can add a few diamonds around the Opal stone. Diamonds do sparkle more in white gold than yellow gold. Other Opal rings with White gold also has different precious gemstones around them. The beautiful Black Opal is so interesting, nothing like any other precious gemstones. The Opal colours can come in rich red, rainbow colors, orange, sunset orange, blues, purples and even green.
The uniqueness of the Black Opal is so intriguing. The White gold is enhanced by metal plating it with rhodium, without this process, The white gold may appear to be grey, a little brown or light pink. Another process in addition to rhodium plating is a platinum alloy coating, this will make the white gold harder.
A true White Gold Color is due to high content of platinum in its composition and could be described as a slightly ivory tinge and can be whiter than pure gold and plated with rhodium to prevent skin irritation. One must be wary when it comes to resizing white gold that has platinum or rhodium plating, a professional jeweller can do an excellent job with this. White gold rings with strong shanks will last lifetime