At Orla James, our white gold wedding ring designs are adored by many of the couples that purchase with us. Durable and stylish, white gold can form the most beautiful shapes and fits of wedding rings, which makes it a popular choice for both brides and grooms. With its bold, luminous shine and precious status, an 18ct white gold wedding ring would be an impeccable statement of your commitment and devotion, so be sure to check out all of our designs and we’re certain you’ll find the perfect fit. We stock a huge range from classic plain bands, to shaped and diamond set wedding rings.
Perhaps you need a second opinion? Make use of our readily available Sample Service, which gives you the opportunity to test and wear our rings in multiple sizes and styles before you purchase them.
About 18ct White Gold
Gold is still considered one of the rarest metals to date. Over a 5-year time span, the average annual demand has been 3,800 tonnes, whereas mines only produce 2,600 tonnes. It’s rarity however shines through, with a vivid metallic glow and endless design and style possibilities, gold remains the most traditional and symbolic token of commitment and affection as both his and hers wedding rings, with some of the highest demand rates across the globe.
18ct gold is 18 parts pure gold or 75% pure, (with the addition of a metal such as copper making up the remainder) and the stamp ‘750’ will be found inside pieces made from this alloy. White gold contains one or more white metals to lighten its colour and to add strength and durability. Rhodium plating is also generally used to create a highly reflective white surface, and with the Orla James Lifetime Guarantee you can have your ring re-plated for free. For those who are not so fond of clear metallic shine, rhodium plating is optional, so it is not a fundamental part of a white gold ring. The most common white metals that form the white gold alloy are nickel, palladium, platinum and manganese, and sometimes copper, zinc or silver might be added.
An 18ct white gold wedding ring does not deteriorate over time and they remain just as beautiful as they were on the day of purchase. This is why it's one of the best choices for wedding rings.
Key Points - 18 Carat White Gold Rings
- White gold has become an increasingly popular choice for both mens and womens wedding rings.
- 18 carat white gold has a beautiful, lustrous appearance.
- White gold contains other metals to provide strength and lighten the colour. 18 carat white gold contains 75% pure gold.
- Rhodium plating can be used to provide a particularly distinctive, shiny finish.
- 18 carat white gold wedding rings do not deteriorate over time and will remain beautiful throughout your life.