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Mind-Blowing Types of Gold Other Than Bright Yellow!

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Some 200 million years ago, meteorites consisting of gold came to visit the earth and they stayed here forever.

Did you know the element symbol for gold, "Au" comes from the Latin word - Aurum, meaning Glow of Sunrise?

We all love gold, since ages, it has been a part of human life.

Did you know there are Rose Gold, Green Gold, White Gold in the world?

Read on to find out about them and why they are more preferred as jewellery than the bright yellow gold in their own words.

What are the different colours of Gold that are available?

Pure Gold

Pure Gold

Pure Gold

Hi, I am Pure Gold, you all know about me as I am the famous gold for centuries. I am a delicate gold and can get scratches easily.

Are you wondering what is the meaning of pure gold? I will tell you, pure gold means all my 24 parts(24K) doesn't consist of any other metal. Hence, my colour is natural.

In the old-times, I was used as a currency throughout the countries until the paper currency was invented. Nevertheless, I didn't lose my importance, as I am now used as an investment in terms of gold bonds, and gold bars. You can say I work from home now!

Did I tell you? I am also used in many electronic devices, wires, medicine, radiation shielding, dentistry, and in colouring glass.

Rose Gold

Rose Gold

Rose Gold

Hello reader, I was born in the 19th century in Russia. Hence I am also called the gorgeous Russian Gold. I am made of Gold as well as Copper and I got my rose colour from the copper.

Because of copper, I am stronger than the Pure Gold and thus can be used in making jewellery. And because of my colour, I can be the best engagement ring.

From amongst other gold, I am affordable, thanks to my copper content which is not expensive.

Do note my colour can change into the red or pink depending upon how much silver or copper I drink. Hence my karate can vary.

White Gold Engagement Ring

White Gold Engagement Ring

White Gold

Hello Dear, I have a moon-like shine. I am made of gold and rhodium. My white colour can be achieved even if I drink the juice of silver, nickel, palladium, or magnesium (of course, gold is mandatory). These other metals make be durable and scratch-resistant.

Green Jewelry

Green Jewelry

Green Gold

Hey you, I am Green Gold. In ancient times, the Greeks used to call me ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron). The name got modified and today I am also famous in the world as "Electrum".

I am strong and scratch-resistant. I am made of zinc, silver, and gold. The more the proportion of zinc and silver, the more I glow green. I can be used in making earrings, necklaces, rings, and chains.

Conclusion

Pure Gold is good, no doubt in that. It has its own charm and elegance. But if you want something as jewellery which is strong and scratch-resistant then the Rose Gold, White Gold and Green Gold can be the best choices for you.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Prithviraj Shirole

Comments

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 29, 2020:

Hi Kalpana,

Thanks a million for finding the article fun and informative.

Kalpana Iyer from India on September 29, 2020:

This was fun to read! And informative at the same time. Though I am not much of a jewelry person, I like how rose gold looks. I am hearing about green gold for the first time. Thanks for sharing.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 29, 2020:

Hi Chitrangada Ma'am,

Thanks a million for your encouraging compliments and views. I am glad you found the article informative.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 29, 2020:

Interesting and informative article about gold, and I liked your writing style. Crisp, clear and innovative. Well done.

I love the pure gold, because this is the most popular in making the Indian ornaments. But the others, which you have listed are equally attractive.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful article about the types of gold.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 29, 2020:

Hi JC,

Thank you so much for finding the article interesting.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 29, 2020:

Hi Lakshmi,

Yes, Green gold looks like emerald. Thank you so much for liking the article.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on September 28, 2020:

Very interesting article.

Lakshmi from Chennai on September 26, 2020:

Hi Prithviraj Shirole ,Interesting article,Green gold looks like emerald.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 25, 2020:

Hi Chrish,

I am glad you found the information easy to grasp. Thank you so much for your inspiring compliments. My efforts are paid off.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 23, 2020:

I like how the article was written

You made it easy for me to trace every

Information I need to know.

Green has been my favorite:-)

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 22, 2020:

Hi Danny,

Thank you so much for sharing your views.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 22, 2020:

Hi Lorna Ma'am,

Yes, it looks a little like jade. Thanks for finding the article informative.

Danny from India on September 22, 2020:

Prithvi, thanks for listing the different gold varities. I reckon, in olden days it was gold with copper. Now it's gold. with silver.& gold copper.

This is what i have heard from old timers.

I have also seen Zircon being mixed.

Lorna Lamon on September 22, 2020:

I have never heard of 'green gold', it looks a little like jade. I enjoyed reading this interesting and informative article.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 22, 2020:

Hi Pallavi,

Thank you for the comment.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 22, 2020:

Hi Vandna,

thanks a million for reading the article. I am glad the read was informative.

Pallavi on September 22, 2020:

Great prithviraj....

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on September 22, 2020:

Hi Prithviraj,

An informative and interesting article.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Prithviraj Shirole (author) from India on September 22, 2020:

Hi Rohit,

Thank you so much for your appreciation.

Rohit P on September 22, 2020:

Nice information prithviraj...