A Guide To The Different Types Of Gold Jewellery

An image of a yellow gold bracelet with a twisted design
Gold jewellery is among the most revered, but there are numerous different types to choose from. With the sleek white gold, the warm rose gold, and the bright yellow gold jewellery all offering different advantages, the team at Michael Jones Jeweller have put together this guide to help you navigate such a confusing world. May also happens to be gold jewellery month, where retailers across the world celebrate all things gold. Peruse our favourite gold jewellery pieces, all of which you could snap up to wear to your favourite upcoming events.

White Gold

White gold is an alloyed version of gold, which contains a white-coloured metal such as palladium or silver. The amount of gold a piece of white gold jewellery contains depends on what carat it is, normally either 9ct or 18ct. White gold tends to be popular due to its more neutral, silvery look. The added luxury of the piece being gold only adds to its great reputation. 

Price: £1315.00

This elegant 18ct white gold sapphire and diamond necklace is perfect for any occasion. Its subtle colours and simple design mean it can become a part of any outfit, and its sparkling diamonds are sure to get it noticed.  
An image of a white gold bracelet with a twisted design

Price: £625.00

No outfit is complete without something eye-catching for your wrist. This 9ct white gold twisted bangle exudes elegance and charm, and can be worn as part of a formal outfit or for everyday use. Just like the earrings, with a bit of care this timeless bracelet can keep its shine for several years.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is also a gold alloy. It’s normally made by adding copper into the mix, which is what gives it its pinkish/reddish look. The more copper a piece of rose gold jewellery has, the stronger its pinkish colour will be. 18ct rose gold tends to be slightly pinker in colour as it will contain more gold and less copper, whereas 9ct rose gold will have a darker shade of pink due to the dominance of copper. Jewellery makers may also add other metals, such as silver or zinc, for extra reinforcement. Rose gold has become very popular in recent years, with it being a huge trend in the fashion industry. Jewellers, along with retailers, have seen a rise in their sales for all things rose gold, and it looks like the trend may be here to stay! 

Price: £740.00

This classic 18ct rose gold necklace features a double heart pendant with 0.05ct diamonds, which is sure to add a sparkle to any day. The necklace can brighten up any casual look, or be partnered with a formal outfit. 

Price: £50.00

These 9ct rose gold ball stud earrings are a modern take on vintage pearl earrings and are a must have for your jewellery collection. Their simple and sophisticated design makes them comfortable and easy to wear. They can be worn any time, and will never go out of style. 

Yellow Gold

Yellow gold has been back on the rise in recent years, surely aided by the appearance of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring. The new Royal received a yellow gold ring from Prince Harry, which he designed himself. Since then, demand for similar rings have been soaring. Yellow gold is the traditional form of gold. It was the first type of gold to be used in jewellery, due to its malleability and resistance to chemical changes. It’s been said that in ancient times, gold represented the sun and therefore symbolised the Gods. Over time, yellow gold jewellery increased in popularity as more people started wearing it. 

Price: £790.00


You can be a part of the yellow gold club with this beautiful 9ct yellow gold solitaire necklace. It gives the pendant a modern look, finished with a diamond for an eye-catching sparkle. You can show off your sophisticated style by adding this necklace to your outfit, casual or formal. 

Price: £130.00

Another must have for your jewellery box are these 9ct yellow gold knot style stud earrings. Similar to the ball stud design, they are comfortable to wear and can be a part of any occasion. Their intricate detail in the centre provides some extra character that will help the pair to stand out. 

Price: £505.00

Finally, we have our twisted patterned 9ct yellow gold bracelet. This lovely bracelet features wave-style links, which will make it stand out with any outfit. This classic bracelet will add a touch of vintage-inspired beauty to your look.

Michael Jones Jeweller

Here at Michael Jones Jeweller, we take pride in delivering perfect customer service and our friendly team can offer help and impartial advice on all our products across our stores. We stock a wide variety of gold jewellery, including the pieces outlined in this blog. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss any of the products mentioned above, you can visit any one of our stores or get in touch with us by calling 01604 632 548.