White gold, especially in some jewelry pieces, may turn yellow over time when its rhodium plating gradually wears off. Rhodium plating is the preferred plating method used on most white gold rings because it is a pure wh... More »

Yellow gold is gold in its purest form. The purest yellow gold at 99.9 percent, 24 karats, is very soft and can be easily dented or scratched. Therefore, 22k, 14k, and 18k gold is infused with alloys to make the metal mo... More »

Aside from never using the item, it is nearly impossible to prevent some white gold pieces from turning yellow. This is particularly true for jewelry. White gold jewelry, especially rings, has a tendency to gradually tur... More »

Rhodium plating is done on jewelry items to provide a protective coating that increases the longevity of the jewelry. It helps to reduce how quickly the metal underneath the rhodium starts to tarnish. Rhodium plating als... More »

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To clean tarnished white gold, gather a bowl, mild dish soap, warm water, baking soda, a soft toothbrush, and a microfiber towel or jewelry polishing cloth. Soak the white gold item in soap and water, apply baking soda, ... More »

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White gold is scratch-resistant, but the color fades over time, whereas yellow gold causes fewer allergic reactions, but needs more polishing. While white gold is stronger than yellow gold, it does not match certain skin... More »

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White vinegar is a solution that can be used to clean gold. Soaking the gold in the vinegar for up to 20 minutes then rubbing with a soft cloth can restore its natural sheen. More »