While platinum is always extolled, yellow gold has had a resurgence this year. And why not? The price of yellow gold has dropped thirty-three percent in the past two years, which means it’s more affordable than it’s been in a long time and just as beautiful as it’s always been. If you’re in doubt, check out recent Oscar and Golden Globe runway photos, and then check our selection of yellow gold items at Vienna Jewelry on Maple Avenue.
With the proliferation of 1970s attire on the runways, yellow gold also has retro appeal because in the seventies, nobody was looking at platinum. In fact, white gold was only invented and became popular because it mimicked platinum. And here’s something else you should know about yellow gold, particularly if you’re shopping engagement rings: on a yellow gold band, a less-than-perfect diamond can look completely colorless, while white metals show off every imperfection. That means you can get a bigger diamond for your buck and still have it look great.
What’s more, yellow gold doesn’t scratch as easily as white gold or platinum. So what are you waiting for? Start haunting pawns shops in Northern VA and add to your yellow gold collection.