Yellow gold has received a bad rap for looking old and outdated. Here in the U.S., yellow gold has been looked upon as out of fashion for the last two decades at least. But that’s all changing. New jewelry trends show that yellow gold is making a comeback in a serious way.
This is great news! Aside from being gold in its purest form, yellow gold is hypoallergenic and is easier to clean than white gold or rose gold, which are mixed with other elements to get their coloring. Plus, gold is typically priced lower than other precious metals, such as platinum and titanium.
Vintage Makes a Comeback
From buyers who are looking for a modern take on a classic look to those who just need low maintenance jewelry, yellow gold has become the number one option once again. While platinum and white gold have dominated the jewelry markets since the mid-1990s, making white metals the mainstream for designer jewelry, vintage has made a strong comeback in recent years. And the more yellow the better.
Because gold is such a soft metal, other elements are added that act as hardeners. For example, 24 karat gold is pure gold and therefore the softest and most yellow. As the karat decreases, such as in 18 karat gold or 14 karat gold, it means the gold is less pure and less yellow. Lower karat golds also tend to be less hypoallergenic.
The Return of Yellow Gold
More and more yellow gold jewelry items will start showing their faces in fashion magazines and jewelry cases throughout the U.S. as the trend continues to gain steam. The warmth of yellow gold is timeless and classic and will continue to be a mainstay in the jewelry world forever. Celebrities are already starting to embrace the trend.
Yellow gold was the big winner at this year’s Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, in which designer pieces pierced through the typically all-white jewelry red carpets. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Reece Witherspoon and Maggie Gyllenhaal all donned yellow gold in true Hollywood fashion.
To see what’s new with (or old) with yellow gold, check out our collections in person at 6837 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida or call us at 305-556-0511.