The colour of Gold – perfect shades for Autumn
We have all felt the slight chill creeping into the mornings. The children are back to school, and Autumn is upon us. The leaves will slowly start to change and Autumn colours appear around us.
The jewellery and fashion industry also respond to the changes in colour at this time of year. We see hues of brown, copper appearing in shop windows. From clothing shops to home decor stores—Autumn is here.
When it comes to jewellery, buyers accessorise with complimentary Gold colours. Many associate Gold with Yellow, but Rose Gold adds a further dimension to jewellery. Try combining two or three colours of gold for maximum effect and contrast. Finally, Red Gold and Brown Gold rarely feature, but exist for jewellery. Some jewellery manufacturers dabble with additional colours, seldom seen in many jewellery shops.
Gold colours perfect for Autumn
Regardless of your chosen Gold colour, we recommend 18ct Gold. With increased durability for daily wear, 18ct Gold in White, Yellow and Rose offer buyers a good choice. For diamond settings, White Gold works well contrasting with either choice of Autumn Gold.
18ct Yellow Gold
Lighter and considered a popular choice for jewellery, 18ct Yellow Gold offers greater durability and longevity for jewellery.
This is the colour most people associate with the colour of Gold. 18ct Yellow Gold resonates with warm sunny Autumn days. Furthermore, the yellow colour gives true and honest representation of Gold. Unlike 22 Carat Gold with a darker, less subtle colour, 18ct Gold remains the most popular colour of Gold.
22ct Yellow Gold gives a darker, less subtle colour compared to the lighter 18ct Yellow Gold alternative.
Despite Yellow Gold standing as a traditional choice for jewellery, many buyers favour Yellow for Gold, opting for Platinum when choosing a high quality, white precious metal. Combined with Yellow Gold, White Gold makes a popular choice for a diamond setting, mounted to a Yellow Gold band.
Showing the 3 colours of Yellow, White and Rose (18ct Fairtrade Gold)
Unusual gemstones perfect for setting into 18ct Yellow Gold
In addition to diamonds, Yellow Gold contrasts beautifully with alternative gemstones. Through our work at Serendipity Diamonds, we craft and create many commissions with unique and unusual gemstone colours. For example, a recent Blue Zircon and diamond cluster worked incredibly well, against the 18ct Yellow Gold band.
Set above 18ct Yellow Gold, this Blue Zircon provides the perfect contrast with dazzling white diamonds.
Creating wedding rings in 18ct Yellow Gold
We create an incredible amount of 18ct Yellow Gold wedding rings. In addition to traditional plain wedding ring styles popular trends can influence the choice of precious metal. For example, our Elvish wedding ring was inspired by “The One Ring” featured in Lord of the Rings.
One ring to rule them all…Elvish wedding ring crafted in 18ct Yellow Gold we create this design with our client’s own chosen wording (inner or outer engraving available)
Warm gemstone combinations ideal for Yellow Gold
In addition to warm Autumn shades of Gold, the opportunity to emphasise warmth with colour depends on your choice of gemstone. Choosing a warm red, brown or orange precious or semi-precious stone works very well. By way of example, the bespoke ring design below features an intense orange Fire Opal, encircled in a halo of diamonds. Many of our bespoke commissions include rare gems sourced on an individual basis.
Autumnal combination of colours with an orange Fire Opal set into a halo design above the 18ct Yellow Gold band.
The colour of 18ct Rose Gold
18ct Rose Gold is a popular colour of Gold. This choice has seen a surge in popularity this year.
18ct Rose Gold achieves the colour of gold with the addition of Copper alloy. A small percentage of Copper adds a pinkish hue, hence the reference to ‘Rose’ in the name. Throughout 2019 we have experienced an incredible rise in the popularity of 18ct Rose Gold across most of our ring styles. In addition, engagement rings crafted in all-18ct Rose Gold have made an appearance in contrast to styles with White Gold or Platinum settings.
Rose Gold version of our Daisy engagement ring set into 18ct White Gold.
Atlantis shown with an East-West-Setting to hold a Marquise cut diamond
All-Rose Gold engagement rings
Engagement rings in a single metal colour vary from the popular ‘White Gold Settings’ adjoining the coloured Gold band. An example to illustrate this includes a recent engraved, secret diamond engagement ring made entirely in Rose Gold.
Does Red Gold exist?
Some jewellery manufacturers vary the content of alloys added to their precious metals. Non-standard alloys of Rose Gold create variations in shade. For example, Tiffany and Co. created the Rubedo range within their collection to promote a unique Pink version of Rose Gold.
What about Brown Gold?
Further variations on gold colour can be found, where further processes enable additional colouration to the metal itself. Anodization can achieve this, frequently used for watch bezels where a pronounced brown colouration is required. Anodization changes the metal at and below the surface allowing a variety of different metal colours to be achieved.