Tuesday, March 28, 2006

White Gold Bracelet

A white gold bracelet can look really nice and be a great fashion accessory both for men as well as women.

You have to ensure that you get the right white gold bracelet and ensure that you are getting what you pay for also.

White gold is simply gold that has been alloyed or ‘mixed’ with other metals to create that white gold effect and, also to increase the durability and hardness of the gold so, it does not wear away so quickly. Pure gold is a soft metal and easy to wear away especially when it is worn a lot.

For bracelet use white gold should be around 14 carats. This means that just over half if the metal should be gold and the balance silver, copper and even nickel in a special combination. It is the combination that gives the gold its white color. Actually it usually looks slightly off white and is usually covered with another metal such as platinum or rhodium to increase it wearability.

Ensure therefore that you are getting what you pay for. It is easy to over look the carat and possibly get a 9 or 10 carat bracelet that has very little gold in and an extremely thin coating on top and for a very cheap price. You will nice this later as it wears away and starts to look shoddy.

Better to pick a reputable dealer who you know is going to give you excellent customer service including advising you correctly on the type of white gold bracelet that will suit you.

If you use the guidelines above you are sure to get the right white gold bracelet that suits your budget and your taste as well as enhance your fashion choices.

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