Rey Skywalker lightsaber with a "white gold" blade

Gold Lightsaber Blade Color Meaning and History

A gold lightsaber, similar to a yellow lightsaber, is an uncommon lightsaber blade color in Star Wars Canon. The Rey Skywalker Lightsaber emits a “white gold” blade. The lightsaber is shown in the film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), and characterized as emitting a “white gold” blade in the novelization.

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The Rey Skywalker lightsaber emits a gold blade. | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Gold Lightsabers in Star Wars Canon

The Rey Skywalker lightsaber, which is build from Rey’s quarterstaff and other salvaged parts, emits a gold blade. Although the Rey Skywalker lightsaber is sometimes attributed as emitting a similar yellow blade, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization (2019) characterizes the lightsaber as emitting a “white gold” blade.

In Star Wars Canon, electrum is a rare crystal that adds a cosmetic gold colored finish to lightsaber hilts. The Mace Windu lightsaber and the two Palpatine lightsabers feature electrum detailing.

Gold Lightsabers in Real Life

No officially licensed gold lightsabers exist in real life. Master Replicas offered lightsabers with a gold hilt finish as an uncommon variant for many of the company’s ‘mini’ .45 scale lightsaber hilt props.

A gold lightsaber blade is similar in color to some shades of yellow lightsaber blades. Lightsaber enthusiasts with customizable custom RGB lightsabers and neopixel sabers may be able to select a blade color somewhat similar to gold.

Gold Lightsaber Color Theory

Gold is similar in color to yellow and brown. Gold is associated with wealth, grandeur, royalty, illumination, wisdom and generosity.

Behind the Scenes

The gold lightsaber first appears in Star Wars Canon in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) where the salvaged Rey Skywalker lightsaber emits a gold blade. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization (2019) specifically describes the Rey Skywalker lightsaber blade color as “white gold”.

List of Gold Lightsabers

Star Wars Canon
• Rey Skywalker lightsaber

Star Wars Legends
• none known

COVER IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney
Cover image depicts the gold-bladed Rey Skywalker lightsaber

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