White Gold vs Silver: All You Need To Know

White gold and silver are the two most popular white metals. Let's find out the differences between them.

How do we get white gold?

White gold is obtained by mixing yellow gold with nickel or palladium, copper and zinc.

How silver is obtained

Silver is a precious metal that occurs naturally. It’s been used in jewelry for centuries.

Which is more affordable?

Silver is more affordable than white gold because, in white gold, the underlying metal is gold which is a precious metal whereas silver is not.

Which is more durable?

The durability of white gold is way higher than silver, making it suitable for everyday wear jewels.


18K white gold has 75% gold & 25% other metals, whereas 925 silver stands for 92.5% silver & 7.5% other elements.

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