Platinum and White Gold Treasures Glisten Like a Winter Wonderland
The fabled Snow White was a vision of beauty - much like the stunning white metals that will be brightening this holiday season. Indeed, nothing is as warm and inviting against the skin as gleaming white gold or platinum.
Platinum naturally reigns supreme as the rarest, most coveted white metal on earth. Among the most difficult metals to mine, it commands top dollar, and attracts a sophisticated clientele that views jewelry as heirloom. For engagement, wedding and anniversary rings - great holiday gift items - platinum is the primary metal of choice because of its enduring quality and mystical allure. Similarly, glistening white gold works enchanting wonders in holiday jewelry.
Among the most elegant snow white holiday gifts are shoulder dusters - earrings of length and feminine beguile. Most often these white treasures feature a drop - diamonds, South Sea pearls, or colorful gemstones - at the bottom of a length of gold or platinum that sways with every move. Other stunning earrings are multiple-strand lengths entirely bedecked with diamond after shimmering diamond.
Other inviting pieces are open-work cuff or bangle bracelets and necklaces that are carved and sculpted. Whether the motif is floral or geometric, Asian-influenced or celestially influenced, there is something incredibly elegant about the skin peeking through white gold or platinum.
Great choices for holiday gifts include necklaces with gold beads or interlocked gold links, mesh-like woven scarves of metal, and diamond-adorned free-flowing pendants. Popular pendant motifs include bows, florals, moons, stars, and hearts. Rings are particularly elegant this season - with classic designs stealing the limelight. Most snow-white beauties feature large center stones and diamond accents in classic cuts including cushion and brilliant.
Vintage or antique looks are particularly strong in all jewelry items, most likely because of the romantic appeal of this motif. All of these styles are ever more stunning with gemstones. Particularly alluring with white metals are blue sapphire, aquamarine, pink tourmaline and fancy diamonds of all hues.