Top tips for caring for white gold jewellery

White gold jewellery is a beautiful, contemporary alternative to yellow gold and is a popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. More affordable than platinum yet every bit as stunning, many brides-to-be choose white gold diamond engagement rings for a modern look. There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your white gold jewellery remains looking as beautiful as the day you bought it – here are our top tips.

Invest in high-quality jewellery cleaner

Cleaning your white gold jewellery regularly will prevent build-up that could cause diamonds or other stones to become dull. A drop-in liquid cleaner purchased from a professional jeweller is ideal for pendants and larger pieces, but for diamond engagement rings, a cleaning cloth is best – you can usually purchase these at most jewellers.

Time for a check-up

It’s a good idea to take white gold diamond engagement rings for an annual check at a professional jeweller. They can clean your ring thoroughly and check for any loose prongs which may need to be tightened.

Rhodium plating

White gold is rhodium plated for a shiny, white finish. It’s a good idea to have your ring re-plated with rhodium every 18 months to two years to ensure it retains its beautiful silver colour.