Gold has been used to create wedding bands for centuries and, fortunately, today’s yellow gold bands look better than ever. Yellow gold provides a warm, rich glow and has been a go-to wedding band metal for the last several decades. It’s important to note the difference between the words “karat” and “carat”. “Karat” denotes a metal’s purity, while “carat” is used exclusively to measure the weight of diamonds and precious gems. Though available in both 18 karat (18k) and 14 karat (14k) fineness levels, 18k is most common for yellow gold. 24 karat is considered to be pure gold, however it is typically too soft to use for jewelry.
Ritani’s ring collections offer yellow gold in 18k only, as it is the more durable and hypoallergenic of the yellow golds.