Is there Zakāt on white gold jewellery?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually nickel, manganese or palladium.
Thus, white gold is treated like normal gold and is subject to Zakāt.
The amount of Zakāt payable would be calculated by multiplying the full weight of the jewellery by the price per gram for gold of that carat.
For example, if one has an 18 carat white gold bangle weighing 50 grams, then 50 grams would be multiplied by the price of a gram of 18 carat gold.
Likewise, if one has a 9 carat white gold bangle weighing 50 grams, then 50 grams will be multiplied by the price of a gram of 9 carat gold.
And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam al-Mahmudi,
This answer was collected from DarulFiqh.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).