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Dippal Manchanda, technical director of The Birmingham Assay Office explains some of the technicalities of white gold alloys. There is no such thing as white, red, pink or rose gold, but these colours can be created by using other elements alloyed with gold. Many white golds are produced by adding palladium or nickel as the primary whitener to lighten or ‘bleach’ gold’s natural colour, and then silver, zinc or sometimes even copper may be added too. The colour of the resulting white gold alloys varies from....... To read more about White Gold and to find out basic guidelines for alloy compositions to achieve specific colour grading make sure to visit our meet the experts page on The Laboratory’s website - http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/meet_the_experts/white_gold_labexpert.html What are your views on White Gold? Leave us a comment, we would leave to hear from you.

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