Diamond Ring Colors 

A beautiful diamond looks good in any color metal and if white metal looks bad on your skin-tone, you may not love the ring. If you wear yellow gold, love it and it looks good with your skin tone, then get yellow gold.

There are no RULES when it comes to the metal color except the ones you set in your own head. Many of my clients like to mix the gold tones, white with rose and yellow with white, etc. Some of the most common metal types for diamond engagement and wedding rings are:

Platinum: Pure white metal and very hard. Platinum is more expensive than 18 kt. gold as it's heavier and metals are sold by weight. It's also extremely resistant to wear and durable for how much luster it offers.

18kt Yellow Gold: Yellow gold blended with other alloy and softer than platinum. The recipe varies based on the company and each has their own that are proprietary and may contain palladium or silver to "harden" the very malleable 24kt gold element.

18kt White Gold: Yellow gold blended with other alloys and softer than platinum. The recipe varies based on the company and each has their own that are proprietary and may contain blends of palladium and sometimes nickel though it is used less since some are allergic. White gold may need to be rhodium plated from time to time when the yellow of the gold starts coming through due to wear.

18kt Rose Gold: Yellow gold blended with other alloy and softer than platinum. The recipe varies based on the company and each has their own that are proprietary but usually contain copper and silver to achieve the pinkish hue.

Whatever diamond shape and metal color you choose, remember that this is your ring and you are the one who should love it. Nobody else's opinion matters except your own... well, and the good advice from your reputable jeweler. Happy shopping!!!