Although jewellery fashion trends will come and go, the jewellery itself is always worth keeping as it will almost certainly become more relevant again in the future. In today’s quest for sustainability, it is worth holding on to all jewellery whether it be a statement costume piece or an investment heirloom as there will more than likely be a chance to wear it again in the future. People possess jewellery for different reasons; while some see it as an accessory that can be used to transform any outfit, style, or look, others would consider it purely a place to invest for the long-term.
For a long time, it seemed that silver and the white metals were enjoying their heyday. Now however, we are starting to see the return of gold jewellery to the limelight. In the following section, we’ll take a look at the different types of gold that are back in style.
The comeback of gold jewellery
In recent years, there has been a misconception that a person can wear too much gold, whether it be hoops, necklaces, earrings, or bangles. Whilst platinum settings have quite recently been trending, it appears now that gold is also making a comeback in the jewellery industry. In fact, 2019 jewellery trends very much emphasised gold jewellery. This year, you can expect gold jewellery to really take the whole world by storm.
Types of gold coming back in style
Gold jewellery may have had highs and lows in terms of popularity, but it will never go out of style. Gold is a timeless metal that will always to make a statement. Below are the main three types of gold that you should know about:
- Yellow gold: This type is the most common gold jewellery across the globe. It is essentially made up of pure gold mixed with metal alloys, such as copper and zinc. The karat is usually the basis for measuring the purity of gold. For example, 18K yellow gold consists of 75 per cent pure gold and 25 per cent other metals.
- Rose gold jewellery: This is gold mixed with silver and copper alloys. Because of these alloys, this jewellery type appears to have a rose gold hue. Also, the silver and copper alloy actually adds strength to the piece of jewellery.
- White gold: This type is a mixture of pure gold and white metals, such as palladium, and silver, and rhodium plating. While yellow gold has been the favourite historically, white gold is definitely in favour today. In fact, it is often seen to be more popular than yellow and rose gold jewellery.
If you’re looking for a choice of gold finishes, Pureshore jewellery offer a range of plating options – why not browse our shop or get in touch with us today to see how we can help.