When it comes to classic timepieces, yellow gold women's watches are at the top. Nothing says classic style or makes a statement quite like yellow gold tone watches! The shiny yellow tone makes for eye catching wrist wear that attracts attention. The go to whenever you want to add some shine and luxury to a day or night look or want a gold watch that looks like gold.
The yellow gold tone is a classic. In watches, yellow gold is timeless and has never gone out of style. It may have been overtaken by rose gold for a time but the shiny yellow shimmer is always on point. It is trendy and classic at the same time. Trends in precious metals may come and go but yellow gold has always been and always will be in style.
Here are some beautiful and luxurious yellow gold watches for women that make the perfect style accessories to make a statement. For affordable to mid-price gold color fashion and dress watches, the go to brands include Citizen, Bulova, Michael Kors, Casio, Marc Jacobs and more.
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Yellow gold looks nice on anyone, but is particularly flattering on olive and darker skin tones. It looks less impressive on pale to rose skin tones so white gold or rose gold might be a better choice for someone with fair skin.
Gold is a precious metal associated with wealth, grandeur, and prosperity. It symbolizes hard work, illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom. It is easily recognized and yellow gold watches are the perfect luxury timepieces having all these qualities.
The yellow gold tone is associated with sparkle, glitz, and glamour. It makes for attention grabbing and statement making timepieces.
Because pure gold is naturally shiny yellow, we often think of yellow gold as being pure. But pure gold is too soft and malleable for practical use. It is normally combined with other metals to make it stronger and harder.
To retain the bright yellow gold tone, pure gold is alloyed with a combination of copper and zinc. The yellow gold used in watches and jewelry is this alloy. The gold content and the purity of a gold alloy is indicated in karats. The higher the karat amount, the higher the actual gold content and the more expensive the metal.
18K or 14K gold is typically used for watches and jewelry. This gives them a beautiful golden hue while making them tough enough to withstand the demands of everyday wear and last long.
Pure gold is 24k gold. It is shiny yellow.
18K Yellow Gold: 18 karat gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metal. 18/24 equals 75% pure gold. 750 parts per thousand parts. Marked as: 18K, 18kt, 18ct, 750. Referred to as solid gold. 18kt is referred to as solid gold- the purest gold level that is hard enough for practical use. It is radiant, bright. The high gold content makes it the most expensive. 18 karat gold is the most commonly used for gold watch cases and high end jewelry.
14K Yellow Gold: 14 karat gold is 14 parts gold and 10x parts other metals or metal alloys. 14/24 equals 58.5 pure gold. 585 parts per thousand parts. Marked as: 14K, 14kt, 14ct, 585. 14kt gold has a warm tone and is also popular especially because it is more affordable and more durable than 18kt gold. It wears well and does not scratch easily.
9K Yellow Gold: 9 karat gold is 9 parts gold, 15 parts other metals. It is 37.5% pure gold. 375 parts gold per a thousand parts. Marked as: 9K, 9kt, 9ct, 375. Light yellow, most affordable and the hardest.
Solid gold watches are expensive but stand the test of time. They are the best if you want a watch you can hand down as a heirloom. Solid gold watches not only have permanent good looks, they also get better with time. You get some heirlooms to have in your family for generations.
Gold plated- a layer of yellow gold is applied on a metal such as stainless steel or copper though chemical or electrochemical plating.
Gold filled- Also referred to as a gold overlay. A layer of gold is bonded to the base metal surface so on the inside is a base metal and on the outside is a layer of gold. It lasts longer than gold plated. These are marked `gold filled' together with the karat level used in the filling eg 10k, 14k.
Gold plated, coated and filled watches are affordable ways to have the luxurious look of gold without having to spend a fortune. The gold coloring wear off sooner or later depending on how thick the layer is, how quality the gold used is and how well they are taken care of.
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