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  • Writer's pictureRebekah Ann

Unveiling the True Beauty of Gold: A Journey Through White, Yellow, and Rose

In the world of jewellery crafting, the choice of metal is not just about aesthetics; it's a profound reflection of our values and craftsmanship. As the artisan behind Rebekah Ann Jewellery, I've embarked on a journey to explore the essence of gold—its hues, its history, and its inherent magic.

Let's delve into the realm of white gold. Personally, my heart beats for yellow gold. Its warmth, its authenticity—it speaks to me on a deeply personal level. After all, yellow is the true colour of gold, resonating with the core of my craft and philosophy. White gold, however, presents a different allure. Formed by blending gold with other alloys, it offers a distinct elegance. But this journey hasn't been without its challenges.

Over the years, white gold has undergone a remarkable evolution. Previously, achieving that desired pristine white hue often necessitated rhodium plating—a practice aimed at mimicking the appearance of platinum. Yet, this solution came with its own set of complications. Frequent replating not only disrupted the natural beauty of the metal but also burdened customers with ongoing maintenance costs.

Thankfully, advancements in alloying techniques have ushered in a new era for white gold. Higher palladium content eliminates the need for rhodium plating, offering a sustainable solution with reduced upkeep. However, despite these innovations, many jewellers continue to rely on outdated methods, perpetuating the cycle of misinformation.

As a passionate advocate for transparency and authenticity, I believe it's crucial to educate customers about the true nature of their jewellery. Rhodium-plated pieces may dazzle momentarily, but without full disclosure about maintenance and longevity, customers are left in the dark.

For me, the allure of yellow gold remains unparalleled. Its vibrancy, its timeless appeal—it captivates in a way that white metal cannot replicate. While white gold may find its place in complementing certain gemstones, my heart will always belong to the rich hues of yellow.

Yet, as a bespoke jeweller committed to meeting individual preferences, I do accommodate commissions in white gold upon request. However, rose gold remains a metal I prefer not to work with due to its unique challenges, particularly the formidable nature of 9ct red gold.

My journey doesn't end here. I'm intrigued by the possibilities of green gold—a hue within the spectrum of yellow that promises a new chapter in my craft. As I continue to explore and experiment, my passion remains steadfast: to craft deeply personal pieces rooted in sustainability and purposeful craftsmanship.

Join me on this journey as we celebrate the beauty of imperfection, embrace the magic of gold, and weave connections that transcend time. Together, let's embark on a quest for authenticity, one piece at a time.


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