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thanks for explaining
 

Originally Posted by mspattemac View Post

Hi!
The lady isn't explaining it to you correctly (or probably doesn't know herself).
24 karat gold is naturally a mustard yellow color. What you see in stores is usually 18kt (which is 75% gold, 25% another alloy), 14kt (58% gold) or 10kt (41% gold). Natural gold is soft so it is mixed with other alloys to make it more durable.
You get white gold when they mix gold with alloys that will make it turn white. Most of the white gold jewelry that you see in the stores has a rhodium plate on it to give it a whiter appearance (lots of silver is also sold with a plate over it to give it a shinier look).
With time the plate will wear off and expose the metal beneath which in a lot of cases (not not always) will have a yellowish tint to it. You white gold will never look at yellow as a yellow gold ring but you will notice that slight yellow tint.
On my ring I only really notice it around the bottom where it probably gets dinged more.


 

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I have heard dipping can be anywhere from $100-$200.

 

I have a platinum ring, which was initially more expensive sure, but it never needs upkeep, so over the years of dipping it, it probably is no more difference in price!

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hmm learn something new..sounds like I'll be safe mines 14k white gold

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Yeah you need to get it cleaned and dipped again. Mine is a bit more yellow than it used to be but compared to my brand new wedding ring it's not too bad. It helps if you remove it to put lotion on and if you don't do a lot of washing with it on. I personally don't take it off to wash my hands or shower (because I'll probably lose it) but I do take it off to put lotion on when I'm at home and I have somewhere safe to put it while I do that.

 

 

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hmm learn something new..sounds like I'll be safe mines 14k white gold

Not sure the truth in this but I was told anything under 19k white gold needs dipping

 

 

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