|A fancy yellow diamond ring by Neil Lane in yellow gold.|
With jewelry so much on my mind, it was inevitable that I’d zero in on color preferences in gold. When I was very young, still a teenager, I liked yellow gold best, probably because it’s what my mother had and it was what was featured most in magazines. It always seemed very glamorous on the models in the 1980s! Sometime in the 90s I started to like the look of white gold better, and I’m sure it had something to do with the fact that white gold was identical to silver, which was the only metal I could afford back then (and maybe now too, with the way the price of gold jewelry continues to rise). These days I’m swinging back to yellow gold and breaking out all my old jewelry in that color. I am even liking the look of pink, or rose, gold, though I don’t own anything in that shade. Is it just me or does rose gold seem like it’s everywhere these days?
|An Elsa Peretti Wave five-row ring in rose gold at Tiffany & Co.|
I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures of some very beautiful pieces from a range of jewelers and in different gold colors.
|A Cartier Tank Américaine watch in rose gold. Oh, I weep.|
|Anita Ko Wing 18K gold diamond earrings. So beautiful.|
|Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings. Is turquoise better in yellow gold...|
|...or white? Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra bracelet.|
|A 2010 Cartier pavé diamond ring in yellow gold...|
|...and in white gold. Which do you prefer? The white gold version is still available over at Beladora!|
If you have a preference of one color of gold over another, I’d love to hear what it is and why. Is it for the way it looks or because a certain shade of gold suits your skin color better? Do you feel certain stones look better with a particular color of gold? Do you wear different shades of gold in different seasons, say, gold for winter, white for summer, or vice versa? What do you think of pink gold? Tell me everything!