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3 Differences Between White Gold And Silver

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I’m Niki, the founder and designer of Enji Studio Jewelry. We’re a sustainable luxury jewelry brand based in beautiful north county San Diego.

at Enji we’re on a mission to bring you meaningful, modern, ethical design that shows off your style, honors the journey of your life, and reflects your values. We craft each piece for you in our Carlsbad studio bringing new life to recycled gold and silver and using only FairTrade and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

Enji was founded in 2014. We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing and giving back to the local and global community. We create our pieces for everyday wear.

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As creators and consumers, our choices now have a global impact. This is why we consider how things are made to be important and this to be part of our responsibility as a business and global citizen. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. This is why we make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fairtrade stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper and clothing.

Niki is a GIA Graduate Jeweler. She was awarded the 2016 Halstead Grant Award and 2014 Windgate Fellowship Award by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Europe and her work can be seen in the pages of Glamour UK, Basic, Evening Standard, National Jeweler, and more. To see her one of a kind art pieces and CV check out nikigrandics.com

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. We make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fair mined stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper.

As a member of Ethical Metalsmiths, we hope to be among the first movers bringing transparency and sustainable practices into the luxury fashion jewelry world. Ethical Metalsmiths and Fairmined gold and gems.  All our pieces are made in our studio in San Diego and we use low-impact, environmentally conscious studio practices to lessen our footprint. 

We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing, because it’s important. To us, to you, to the women and men who mined the stones we use to create our pieces. We also donate a portion of each sale to organizations that help empower women locally and globally and work to end domestic violence and human trafficking because that’s part of the future we want to see.

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3 Differences Between White Gold And Silver

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The choice between white gold and silver isn’t an easy one. Both metals are beautiful and similar choices when it comes to style. Many people assume that because the two metals are similar in appearance that they should be treated with the same care, but couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite their similarities each metal requires different care and storage. Today Enji wants to talk about the three main differences between white gold and silver, and how you should care for each one. Remember that it is important to weigh the difference between the two before choosing one.

 

Durability

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One of the big differences between the two metals is durability. In general white gold tends to be made of yellow gold and a combination of white metals, such as nickel or palladium. When the two metals are combined they give strength and a mirror like shine to white gold. The combination of these metals makes gold more durable and resistant to scratches and corrosion.

Silver on the other hand is known for being a softer metal and will obtain its durability from other metals such copper. Since silver is traditionally soft, it is more prone to damage and tarnish over the years. That is why it is advised to buy wedding rings, a piece of jewelry worn daily, in white gold rather than silver.

 

Maintenance

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Another difference in the two metals are the maintenance that is required for both. White gold needs little care to stay beautiful. Like we previously mentioned, since white gold is more durable it needs fewer maintenance. However most white gold items are plated with rhodium to give it an amazing finish. This plating over time can become dull and wear out, causing the piece to lose its mirror like finish. This can easily be solved by reapplying a finish every couple of years.

Silver on the other hand requires more attention to maintain its beautiful shine. Silver is prone to tarnish, but not rust. This means that your silver will start to look hazy and require regular maintenance either at home or from a jeweler.

Whatever you choose, you should end up having your jewelry reviewed for damages and cleaning about every 2 years.

 

Affordability

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This is the part where people will only look at, and it is unfortunate since silver will always be cheaper than gold. But you also must take into consideration what you read above.

Yes, white gold is more expensive than silver and with good reason, it is made of gold. Gold has many great qualities and is considered more of an investment. It is cheaper than platinum and considered more affordable for wedding rings and special occasions.

Silver on the other hand is one of the most affordable metals in the market and makes it a key ingredient in costume jewelry. In general silver is more budget friendly.

 

Overall

Enji's advice is that if you are going to buy jewelry it is important to weigh the pros and cons of both metals. White gold is suited for more long term and excessive wear, while silver is a good choice is you are on a budget and require a cute piece to complete an outfit.

 

Sources:

https://www.onecklace.com/tips/whats-the-difference-between-silver-and-white-gold/

http://info.jewelersmutual.com/the-jewelry-box/white-gold-vs-silver-what-you-need-to-know

http://www.specialtymetals.com/blog/2015/3/31/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-silver-white-gold-and-platinum