Posted on May 12, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments
Nickel allergies are fairly common—in fact, one in eight people will experience an allergic reaction to white gold alloyed with nickel. Although nickel is non-toxic, the body mistakenly believes it’s a harmful substance. Often inherited, the allergy appears more in women than in men—but this may so because women tend to wear more jewelry than men. Usually, a reaction occurs 12-48 hours after prolonged exposure to the offending metal.
Posted on February 16, 2012 by Barbara Polinsky | 1 Comment
It is common practice to plate white gold jewelry with Rhodium to offset the yellow shade of the alloy, adding brilliance and a more refined finish to the piece. Rhodium is a bright white precious metal in the Platinum family. It is actually ten times more costly than gold and even more expensive than platinum. Rhodium is hypoallergenic, has a great resistance to corrosion, tarnishing, scratching and abrasion.