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White Gold Engagement Ring

By Johny Ferdor

If you are planning to get married, buy a wedding ring or an engagement ring that is made of either the most malleable metal which is white gold or the most expensive gemstone which is platinum.

It is known to many that white gold serve as platinum’s replacement when it comes to buying all types of jewelries.

What made white gold a replacement for platinum? Which gemstone is the most appropriate gemstone to buy for wedding and engagement rings?

If you were to buy an engagement rings white gold, would you be convinced to buy a white gold wedding ring instead of a platinum one. Let us match the qualities of a white gold to a platinum.

One of the best qualities of a platinum wedding ring is its color. Just like platinum, engagement rings white gold looks very much similar to a platinum jewelry.

The color, the cut and its clarity is also similar. One look at it and you’ll be fooled or you will not be able to guess the difference from a white gold and platinum.

Most jewelry sellers suggests couples who are trying to save money to buy white gold rings instead of platinum. Anyway, you’ll get the same looks for a ring.

When buying engagement rings, the two basic factors to consider are the metal type and the ring size. There are many websites that are related to engagement rings and other gemstone jewelries. These sites offer online tools to assist customers in choosing a ring. It can give the customer options and ideas about buying a ring. These websites mostly have a ring sizing chart to make it easier to choose a ring size. This would also help the ring manufacturer when creating a customized wedding or engagement ring.

You must also think about the type of metal you want to have on your ring. There are many common types of gemstones that are the usual gemstones made for weddings. Some of the most popular gemstones are diamond, gold and platinum. Most people’s number one choice is platinum. The white gold ring comes in second or as a substitute to platinum but equally the same especially in looks.

Different gemstones are rated based on four criterion.


White gold gemstones are comparable to platinum rings mainly because of these characteristics. One of the similarities between the two is their color. In this light, it is important that you check on the color of the white gold engagement ring to see the comparisons between the two gemstones.


White gold should be clear enough in the inside. Dirty or blemished gemstones may create a certain opaqueness appearance on your gemstone.


Carat simply means the weight or mass of the white gold ring. Just like any other gemstone, a metal of heavier weight has more value and thus more expensive.


The cut depicts shape and balance of a white gold stone. Most buyers aren’t so keen about white type of stone a ring has. Ladies, most especially, are attracted to the shape and design of a ring. The balance of the stone’s shape should be perfect enough to show an equal size on both sides of the engagement rings white gold.

Read more about Gold Engagement Ring Buying Guide or about engagement diamonds.

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Ferdor, Johny "White Gold Engagement Ring." White Gold Engagement Ring. 30 Jun. 2010. 11 Sep 2014 <>.

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