Blue Nile Glossary
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  White gold:  
  Because 18k white gold is 75% gold, and 14k white gold is 58.3% gold, jewellery made from these metals has a slight yellow colour. To enhance the whiteness, almost all white gold is plated with rhodium, a shiny, white metal which is extremely hard. Depending on the amount of wear to a piece of jewellery, over time this rhodium plating may wear off, revealing the original metal colour. Re-plating is a simple process that can be done to restore your jewellery's whiteness if needed.

 

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