You know the saying ” As Good as gold” -well that’s because hardly anything is. Gold is a timeless choice for all types of jewelry, as it is the most easily worked of all metals. Many might think that Gold is a top choice because of it is color, but it is also naturally very malleable. To create jewelry that is strong and durable, pure gold is alloyed with other metals such as copper or zinc to add strength and color. At Simply Majestic we typically use yellow, rose, and white gold in its jewelry.

Here’s what sets each type apart:

Yellow Gold

Gold is naturally yellow in color, but when silver or copper is added, its natural warmth is enhanced.

The amount of pure gold in the jewelry depends on its karat. The higher the karat, the greater the purity — but also the lower the durability. That’s why most yellow gold jewelry is 14K or 18K gold.

Yellow gold is also the most hypoallergenic of all gold types.

Rose Gold

lustrous pink metal, rose gold can range from red rose to pink gold shades. To create the pink color of rose gold, pure gold is combined with copper and silver. The more copper added to the alloy, the rosier the gold will appear.

Rose gold does not need to be dipped or coated as the color is pure through. It’s not considered hypoallergenic and does require more polishing than other golds to maintain its shine.

White Gold

To create the white silver color, gold is mixed with palladium and silver or with nickel, copper, and zinc. White gold also needs to be coated with platinum or rhodium to improve whiteness and add durability and shine.

White gold jewelry will occasionally need to be re-dipped after the coating wears away.

About Us

Simply Majestic is your source for unique, fine jewelry. Owned and operated by Susette Tibus and Chuck Sneddon, Simply Majestic is located at 59 Williams Avenue in Mystic, CT. Whether searching for a traditional engagement ring; or a custom-design, our team will help with every jewelry need. Simply Majestic has a beautiful and extensive selection of wedding rings, bracelets, necklaces, diamonds, loose diamonds, gemstones, watches, earrings, charms and pendants.

From repair to re-design; from remount to restoration – or custom jewelry creations – enjoy the comfort of knowing utmost care of your treasures is top priority. Simply Majestic will clean your jewelry at no charge. Our repairs are legendary – from simple sizing to total restorations for antique and vintage jewelry. We set the standards others try to follow and while your jewelry is here to be serviced, why not get an up-to-date appraisal for your insurance company. You can be the designer – using your creativity with Simply Majestic’s Digital Design Studio – new technology meets old world craftsmanship. Design on our website or come to our store. We can’t wait to help you start your journey!