Throughout the years, jewelry fashion fluctuates just like clothing fashion. White gold, platinum, sterling silver and the like have often been referred to as cold metals, rather than the warmer hues of yellow and rose gold. Despite the fact that white gold and metals of similar colors seem to have dominated the jewelry scene in the last twenty years or so, yellow gold is still the most popular gold sold and worn today. However, those who prefer yellow gold will also be comforted by the fact that our society’s elite has been affirming the shift back to yellow gold as a popular engagement and wedding ring metal.
One of society’s current leading pop country stars, Miley Cyrus, recently became engaged to her The Last Song costar, Liam Hemsworth in 2012. Her stunning 3.5 carat cushion cut diamond is surrounded by 18 karat yellow gold.
When Halle Berry began dating fellow actor Oliver Martinez in 2010, it was anyone’s guess whether this couple would make it. After all, this was Berry’s fourth highly publicized long-term romance, with two prior resulting in marriage. However, she is now happily engaged and flaunts it with her engagement ring showcasing a 4 carat flawlessly colored emerald encased in yellow gold.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg surely knew what he was doing when he chose the perfect wedding ring to adorn wife Priscilla Chan’s finger just after one of the most surprising celebrity weddings of the century. If Chan was expecting a large diamond to be her wedding present from her multi-billionaire husband, she was likely quite disappointed. However, in keeping with the new, old twist on jewelry, he chose a ruby wedding ring encased also in none other than yellow gold.
Modern day brides or those who were married within the last decade or two might be wondering why yellow gold remains the best-selling gold hue even today. While that question may never be directly answered, per se, one only has to look around to notice why gold is considered to be such a luxurious metal. When Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to forbid private ownership of gold coins, certificates, and bullion in the United States in 1933, the value of the gold held by the Federal Reserve rose from $8 to $12 billion in just four years. Gold is also considered the color of royalty in England. Even in the Olympics, athletes contend for the gold medal, not silver or bronze. While white gold and platinum sure had their run of popularity, it seems as though yellow gold may be coming back in style for celebrities and average American brides to be alike.