If you’re looking for an alternative to yellow gold, black gold items are a solid investment both in terms of price and wearability.
Black gold is graded by carats, containing real gold at its core. This means genuine black gold items have a good resale value. They can also be replated to eliminate any signs of wear. In terms of wearability, black gold is often turned into statement jewellery that can be worn with any outfit, in any season.
While black jewellery is a broad term to describe any jewellery created to appear black – sometimes using metals to achieve this effect – black gold jewellery is created using yellow gold.
To create black gold from yellow gold, its surface is treated using a variety of methods such as laser application. The result? A striking material that contrasts well with gemstones and diamonds as well as rose gold and yellow gold embellishment.
Black gold’s versatility means black jewellery is suitable for both men and women. Many black gold items are unisex, in addition to specific collections available for each gender.
For men, rings and pendants are popular as intricate patterns and embellishments are less prominent on black gold, giving these items an interesting texture without them appearing overly fussy or feminine. In such pieces, stones like amethyst and sapphire might be used to complement the design and reinject colour. Amethyst is used in Shamballa Jewels’ Alliance ring while sapphire features in the SOS necklace by the same brand.
Women’s black jewellery can help to instantly modernise a collection by taking classic styles and mixing them with a new type of material. For example, this Nyima cuff bangle by Shamballa Jewels takes a classic C-shaped cuff and reinvents it using black gold and black diamonds. Alternatively, black gold can be used to bring a design concept to life as seen in Djula’s barbed wire bangle range.
Those who buy jewellery regularly can find something new to add to their collection by shopping this range, while retaining the value of gold and the design value of high-end, independent brands.