Jewellery Myths Debunked : #1 The Colour of Gold

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding jewellery and gemstones. Here is one of them:

There are 3 varieties of gold – yellow, white and rose.

Pure gold, in its natural form, is a rich reddish yellow colour. Coloured variations of gold are actually alloys. Coloured gold is created by adding other elements such as silver, palladium, copper or aluminium to pure gold. It is possible to create pink, even green gold, but often these less common gold colours are not practical to make jewellery with.