Which colour of gold to select?
When choosing gold, follow your personal taste, but keep in mind the possibility of allergic reactions. To help you along, we have prepared a description of individual gold types and possible allergic reactions to them. In terms of a possible allergic reaction, yellow gold is the safer choice.
Though many adults may find yellow gold jewellery old-fashioned, the fact is that it is a timeless classic, and yellow gold is a traditional and popular option for children’s earrings.
Yellow gold expresses the solidity of pure gold and a sound jewel that can be passed down from generation to generation. And doesn’t everyone want to give their daughter, goddaughter, granddaughter or niece the best?.
Possible allergies to yellow gold
If you are concerned about possible metal allergies, go for yellow gold, which proves the least likely to trigger an intolerance. For yellow gold, only silver is present in the alloy (it delivers the necessary strength), making the jewel best tolerated, as allergies to gold or silver are really quite rare.
White gold has been a very modern choice in recent years. Jewellery made of it is fresh in design and original. Compared to yellow gold, the alloy of white gold includes nickel, possibly manganese, silver, as well as palladium and platinum.
It is other production technology that causes white gold to be slightly more expensive than yellow gold of the same purity.
Possible allergies to white gold
The possible allergic reaction to white gold is usually due to the presence of nickel. (Reaction may be in the form of a mild skin rash, though it is not known that gold alloys containing nickel do cause any damage to health.) The possible release of nickel from white gold used in the production of jewellery is strictly governed by European directives that are followed by the Assay Office of the Czech Republic (for conditions of possible rate of nickel release from jewellery metals see EU Regulation No. 552/2009).
Nickel is a necessary admixture and its undesirable release depends on the purity of the admixture and on the technological process, according to which the white gold is produced. The high-quality produced white gold that Danfil Jewellery solely uses is at no risk of releasing nickel.
It may be recommended that sensitive individuals, who wish to be more certain that jewellery will not harm them, wear yellow gold, in the production of which silver is used in addition to pure gold. Allergies to gold and silver, unlike reactions to other metals, occur rarely.
Pink gold represents the middle ground between cool, beautiful white gold and sound, traditional yellow gold. Its colour is yellow-red with a slight hint of pink. Pink gold alloy contains copper, which gives it reddish tones.
Possible allergies to pink gold
Allergic reactions to copper cannot be completely excluded. As with white gold, it depends on the quality of the technological processing of the gold. We produce jewellery from carefully processed coloured gold, so admixtures are not released. Possible reaction of very sensitive children cannot, however, be ruled out, so we recommend opting for yellow gold for them.
When selecting the jewellery colour, do not forget about colour typology. Skin and hair colour play an important role. You can define, at a glance, whether one’s skin tone is warm or cool.
View also symbols of colour stones and recommendation of the most suitable colour of stone for your princess, according to her colour typology.