White gold is reminiscent of silver and platinum with its white color. Pure gold acquires this color by being alloyed with other metals such as silver, palladium or manganese. A.P. Shaps is only working in 18K White Gold, meaning it is containing 75% pure gold and 25% other alloys.
The white gold used by A.P. Shaps contains 16% palladium, giving it its extra white color. However, to provide the striking cold white color and to enhance the luster, it is plated with a platinum group metaled known as rhodium. Because most of the white gold metals are yellow-toned gold, the rhodium treatment may need to be repeated as it will wear off with time.
Maintenance : White gold jewelry needs to be polished regularly and re-rhodium plated every so often. We recommend to rhodium-plate your jewelry once a year. This service is free of charge for jewelry purchased at A.P. Shaps. The service takes 1-2 days.