Choosing a precious metal can be especially puzzling, it is important to remember that when choosing a precious metal, there are a number of factors to consider. Each metal has properties that make it an appropriate choice for different customers. Below are the types of precious metals and the ways to care for them.
1. Yellow Gold.
2. White Gold.

Precious Metal Metal Care

Yellow Gold
Yellow gold is the most common and familiar gold colour on the market, typically alloyed with silver or copper. Lower gold purity creates a silvery tinge and higher purity brings out more of a yellowish glow. 18k (75%) and 14k (58.3%) gold are the most common purity grades. While 18k gold is considered to be more warm and radiant, 14k gold is valued for its durability and its relative affordability.

White Gold
White gold is perhaps the most popular colour of gold today; it gets its sleek silvery-white tinge from being alloyed with silver, nickel, zinc, or palladium. White gold jewelry is plated with rhodium, a lustrous, highly durable metal from the platinum family. Rhodium plating enhances the shine and strength of the gold, and protects the jewelry’s surfaces from scratches, scrapes and dents. Overtime the rhodium plating may wear, exposing the alloy beneath. Re-plating white gold jewelry with a thin layer of rhodium is a relatively easy and inexpensive procedure.

Remove gold jewelry when participating in any activity that could scratch, chip or damage your jewelry. Always store them in their respective original containers, soft pouches or cloth-lined jewelry boxes. To clean them, simply soak in a mild solution of warm soapy water. If necessary, scrub with a soft bristled brush. Then dry them with a clean, soft, dry cloth. Never use a paper towel or rough thread rags.