Yellow Gold

Yellow gold is the most popular alloy of gold. Pure gold is very soft and can me difficult to work in jewelry. Alloys can be added to yellow gold to enhance the yellow hue and create a harder more workable alloy. Typical yellow gold alloys are a mixture of gold, silver, copper and sometimes zinc.

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Native Gold in a Quartz Matrix set as a Masonic Fob.
Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.