Gold Colors for Rings
Gold is measured in karats in order to show the gold purity. Essentially, each karat represents 1/24th of the material being gold. Therefore, 24k gold is pure gold, 18k gold is 75% gold 25% other materials, 14k gold is 58.3% gold, and 10k gold is 41.7% gold. This purity gives the gold different colors as well as durability and weight. Generally 24k gold will be the most true gold color and it will be the heaviest, but it is also very soft and not great for everyday use. On the other hand, 10k gold will be much lighter in color, weigh a bit less, but also will be the hardest.
Yellow gold has a warm, traditional gold color to it. Yellow gold has a high resistance to tarnishing, rust, and corrosion.
Rose gold has a beautiful pink tint to it that comes from adding copper in the alloy. Rose gold does not change color or fade over time.
White gold is a gold alloy that includes metals such as silver, palladium, or nickel in order to give it its silvery white characteristic. White gold is often plated with Rhodium to make the white gold even more white.