Diamond Education | Yellow Gold

Why is Yellow Gold?

Gold is the one of the most malleable of metals, meaning it is perfect for crafting into interesting designs without diminishing the natural essence of its yellow gold character. If you’re considering yellow gold for your custom Sylvie Collection engagement ring, decide on how brilliant you want the yellow gold to be. This metal is available in different tones and the exact hue depends on the type of metal alloys it is mixed with. Naturally, yellow gold is very soft, so it often needs to be mixed with stronger alloys like copper, zinc and nickel to make it perfect for everyday use.

You’ll find that most of our engagement rings are 18K gold—the lower the carat, the higher the percentage of other metals. The intense yellow of 18K gold may perfectly contrast one of the timeless Sylvie Collection diamonds you choose, whether they are fancy or traditional. 14K gold is a little muted in tone compared to 18K and contains 58.3% gold and 41.7% other metals, whereas 18K gold contains 75% gold and 25% metal allows.

If your loved one prefers an elegant and classic look, yellow gold will complement their style perfectly. A yellow gold band is also more forgiving to diamonds that might have a slight yellowish hue, which can look completely colorless against yellow gold.

Whether you’re choosing from our collection of yellow gold jewelry or creating a custom engagement ring, one of our trusted Sylvie Collection jewelry experts can help you pick the perfect metal with these tips in mind:

  • The higher the karat amount, the purer the gold content but the less durable the metal.
  • Yellow gold is the most hypoallergenic of all gold colors and can be perfect for your significant other if they are extremely sensitive to metals.
  • Although yellow gold will look great on anyone, it complements olive and darker skin tones the best.