My ring is turning gold already!!
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:06 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:11 PM
btw by often i mean every 3 to 4 months...so i cant even tell if its turning or not
Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:21 PM
| Originally Posted by mspattemac |
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.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:03 AM
| Originally Posted by SuzyQ76 |
well I believe the ring was probably yellow gold to begin with and that they dipped it in rhodium plate (which is used to change yellow to white gold or for 18k white gold and for platinum)...this is why we chose 14 white gold, never has to be dipped, all the others seemed way too high maintenance for me. I originally wanted platinum, but even that has to be dipped regularly!
Caroline24 at least the store is willing to do it for you for free. Can you imagine having to pay each time you had to have it dipped!?!
Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:50 PM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:55 PM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:51 PM
| Originally Posted by *Heather* |
How much does it usually cost to have it dipped?
But then I went to the Jewelry Exchange (on Yonge, across from the Eaton Centre) and there was a guy in the back who did it for $10 in 5 mins! He said he gave me the 'friend' rate because the jeweller that's making my wedding bands works in the same office building, but his normal price is only $20, so not too bad at all.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:00 PM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:24 PM
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