This precious metal has a modern appeal with a classic look. It’s bright white color seems to blend into the brilliance of diamonds, making the presence of metal subtle and allowing the diamonds center stage. White gold is an incredibly popular choice for engagement rings, as it has the overall look of platinum, but is notably less expensive. It is an ideal choice for those that want to compliment and enhance the brilliance and sparkle of the center and accent stones. To give it that highly sought after bright sheen, white gold rings are plated with rhodium. Over time, rhodium plating will wear away and need replacing every 12-18 months to maintain its luster and radiance. Platinum rings, on the other hand, don’t require the same level of maintenance due to its natural white color.