The answer is No. White gold and titanium have their own properties which make them unique. The following white gold information and titanium information will show you the difference between the two metals.
You will discover the difference between white gold and titanium and whether
white gold or titanium is best for your needs.
gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver and palladium.
White gold can be 18kt, 14kt, 9kt or any karat. For example, 18kt yellow gold
is made by mixing 75% gold (750 parts per thousand) with 25% (250 parts
per thousand) other metals such as copper and zinc. 18kt white gold is made
by mixing 75% gold with 25% other metals such as silver and palladium. So the
amount of gold is the same but the alloy is different.
Traditionally nickel was used in white gold, however, nickel is no longer used in most white gold made today as nickel can cause reactions with some people. We do not use nickel in our white gold
When white gold rings are new they are coated with another white metal called Rhodium. Rhodium is a metal very similar to platinum and Rhodium shares many of the properties of platinum including its white color.
rhodium plating is used to make the white gold look more white. The natural
color of white gold is actually a light grey color. The Rhodium is very white
and very hard, but it does wear away eventually. To keep a white gold ring looking
its best it should be re-rhodium plated approximately each 12 to 18 months.
Most local jewelers are able to rhodium plate jewelry for a cost effective price.
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Titanium is very lightweight, so a titanium ring will feel much lighter than an 18kt gold ring and much lighter than a platinum ring.
Titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic.
Titanium also has a unique property which allows the titanium to be colored to bright colors such as blue, purple and black. See more information about colored titanium rings here.
Unlike other metals (such as gold, platinum and silver) titanium is a difficult metal to work with from a jewelry perspective. Titanium is a very hard metal which wears down jewelry making tools very quickly. Titanium also cannot be soldered (joined by heat).Soldering is used in the manufacture of the majority of traditional jewelry items. Because titanium cannot be soldered, the method of making some jewelry items is restricted when using titanium.
For example titanium cannot be used to make a prong setting for an engagement ring. That is why you will see that many titanium rings have parallel bands rather than tapering bands and why you will not see titanium rings with prong settings.
For the metal itself titanium is generally less expensive than 9kt white gold. However, because titanium is difficult to make jewelry with the labor costs of titanium can make the price of a titanium jewelry a little higher. Though white gold will still normally command a higher price than titanium.
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