Of all the separate items you must pull together for your wedding, the choosing of wedding rings is one of the most important and far-reaching. Gold wedding rings remain a firm favourite, and for good reason: the history, romance, tradition and lasting quality of gold underpin the sentiments and hopes that form the foundation of most marriages.
Not everyone is attracted to traditional yellow gold wedding rings. For those that still want a precious metal but are looking for something a little different, white gold rings perfectly fill the gap. In terms of cost it’s similar to yellow gold, so you can get the silvery look you love without paying the much higher price of platinum. White gold is actually an alloy of yellow gold with other metals such as nickel, palladium, manganese or platinum. It’s then given a plating of rhodium to give it the silvery bright finish we’re all familiar with. Without the rhodium, white gold would appear dull with a grey, brown or even pink tinge. Since some people can develop an allergic reaction to nickel in jewellery, it’s usually not included in modern white gold rings, although it may be present in vintage or antique rings.
Gold Gifts for Wedding Guests
Everyone wants their wedding to be remembered through the years, and for this reason it’s common for the bride and groom to give lasting gifts to guests or other key players in the ceremony, such as bridesmaids, flower girls or the parents of bride and groom.
Gold pendants are an ideal choice. Simple designs appeal to most people and create a lovely surprise for everyone who receives such a gift. Heart-shaped pendants are ideally suited to the wedding theme, and the love heart is a motif that’s acceptable to just about everyone.
We have lots of choices for both wedding rings and gold pendants, so feel free to explore our website and browse our range.