The Gold Guide - Colour
Although gold's natural colour is a beautiful warm yellow, different colours of gold are wonderful to wear. Whatever colour you choose, just remember they're all real gold, it's a matter of fashion and personal individuality and taste. As a result of cutting-edge technical know-how and continuous industry research and development, carat golds are now available in a variety of colours: brown, black, purple, green, blue and apricot. When carat gold is alloyed with other metals it is possible to use these alloys to produce varying colours of gold. Gold alloys are usually a mixture of silver, copper and zinc and the amounts of each can be varied to affect the final colour.
White Gold - Gold plus alloys like palladium or silver - cool, sleek, elegant
Yellow Gold - The natural colour - warm, sunny, energising.
Rose Gold - Gold plus alloys such as copper - vintage, romantic, feminine
Today's Diamond of the Day is the Cora Sun-Drop Diamond is the largest known yellow pear brilliant-shaped diamond, weighing 110.3 carats (22.1 g). It was sold for $10.9 million at Sotheby's auction in Geneva and set a world record price for a yellow diamond.
In at number 44 of our Celebrity Engagement ring countdown is Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck could never be accused of being thrifty when it comes to engagement rings. After the Jennifer Lopez proposal, he wooed Jennifer Garner with a 4.5 carat cushion-cut diamond