Traditional white gold is a gold alloy that contains pure gold as well as other precious and semi-precious metals. White gold is a pale yellow color and commercially is often rhodium plated to give it that bright white (almost chrome looking) color. We do not rhodium plate any of the jewelry that we make in house.
One of the metals in traditional white gold is nickel. Nickel is a common metal allergy, so if you are allergic to nickel you do want to avoid skin contact with white gold. Palladium white gold does not typically contain nickel.
Our white gold Simple Bands are made with a Grade 1 (or level 1) color rating. That color rating is set by The World Gold Council’s White Gold Task Force’s guidelines. This means it is more white in color than typical white gold, but it also means that it contains a higher amount of nickel. So again if you are allergic to nickel or have highly sensitive or allergic skin, we don't recommend wearing white gold. Below is an image of the Grade 1 14k white gold. If you are allergic to nickel or concerned about developing a nickel allergy, then we recommend choosing a palladium, yellow or rose gold piece instead.