Feb 02, 2023
Engagement Rings
Platinum, Yellow, Rose or White gold what should I do?
Choosing the right precious metal and colour when it comes to buying an engagement ring can be tricky. We have done all the heavy lifting for you, by putting together the basic things you need to know to give you the right info to make the best choice. 

I am not 100% sure, what should I do?

The short answer is, anytime you are not sure always go for platinum. You can think of platinum as the safe heaven for engagement rings, you cannot go wrong with platinum. Yes we know that normally jewellery stores charge double for platinum, however as you might’ve already seen in our site you won’t have to worry about that when shopping at Novita. We don’t have any middle man, all of our rings are made in house and thanks to our very large turnover, it has allowed us to make our platinum rings almost the same price as that of white gold.  

Why do we say go for platinum?

Platinum it’s simply the best precious metal that exist for jewellery making. It doesn’t change colour and needs significantly less maintenance (like white gold does). It’s just as strong as white gold and to finish making this point, Tiffany and Co only sells platinum for their engagement rings not white gold. That says it all… 


I am not after white gold or platinum, should I go for yellow or rose gold? 

This depends on a few factors, however if you are currently 50/50 on both or you can swing either way. We can tell you with certainty that rose gold is the way to go. We found a much higher % of women prefer rose over yellow (about 75%), also rose goes well with all skin tones, while yellow doesn’t go so well with lighter skin tones. 

Let’s check some other scenarios, 

  1. If your partner gave you some hints and she prefers yellow, then yellow it is, or vice versa when it comes to rose. 
  2. If she doesn’t mind yellow or rose, then we highly recommend to go for rose gold. 
  3. If your plan is to surprise her and platinum is not in your plan, for sure go for rose. 
  4. If your other half’s skin is olive or darker, you can do yellow or rose both colour will look good. 

Should I go for a two tone ring or all yellow/all rose?

By default we make all of our yellow and rose gold rings with the top in white, this is has been the current fashion for the last 70 years or so. However you can customise your ring if you would like the top of the ring to be the same colour as the band, in other words the whole ring all yellow or all rose. 


We recommend for everyone to stick to keeping the top white, however there are exceptions. If you are buying a diamond that is low in colour like “j” and below, we then recommend you go for all yellow or all rose. The reason for this is because by contrast of the metal surrounding the diamonds (the claws) it will make the diamond whiter in appearance. Be aware the opposite effect happens if for example you put a “J” or below colour diamond on white claws, the contrast will make the diamond look more yellow than what it is. 

This is an old trick of the industry when it comes to low colour diamonds, and it does work like magic. However we do not recommend you get diamonds that low in colour, but if you must go for a low colour then that’s a useful tip to boost the whiteness in the diamond.