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Ask us About QRay

With QRay wellness bracelets and pendants you have greater clarity, you perform at a higher level and you feel more positive.

Antique and Estate Jewellery

Find out the value of your jewellery.

We buy gold and silver: Do you have jewellery that you're ready to part with? We sell and purchase antique and estate jewellery.

Testimonial

I brought Alderwood Jewellery 2 one side of earrings that had great sentimental value. Debbie suggested we combine them into a pendant. I wear this pendant every day and it means alot. Thank you Debbie!

The color of gold

Different colors of of gold are obtained by alloying gold with other elements in various proportions. For example:

  • Yellow gold: an alloy of copper, silver and gold
  • White gold: an alloy with silver will color gold white, also nickel, manganese or palladium
  • Red gold: an alloy with copper will color gold red

A common yellow gold formulation is a mix of around 50/50 copper and silver, this gives jewellery the range of yellow gold alloys that we are accustomed to seeing in the marketplace. A small amount (0.2%) of zinc can be added to harden the alloy.

White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually silver, nickel, manganese or palladium. A common white gold formulation consists of 90 wt.% gold and 10 wt.% nickel. Copper can be added to increase malleability.

Rose, pink or red gold is a gold and copper alloy used for specialized jewellery. It was popular in Russia at the beginning of the nineteenth century, hence also known as Russian gold.

More unusual colors of gold are green gold, grey cold black gold, purple gold and blue gold.

At Alderwood Jewellery & Watches we're glad to answer any questions you might have!
Call us at 416.255.4429

Alderwood Jewellery & Watches
856 Browns Line
Etobicoke, Ontario
M8W 3W2
Tel: 416.255.4429
Fax: 416.255.8483
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Hours:
Sun-Mon Closed
Tue 11:30am-6pm
Wed-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-2pm