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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »
I donít know how old u are but in a couple of years gold would not tarnish. If itís ďloosing itís lusterĒ thatís comes from abuse, canít really avoid that on a jewish womenís finger even if u using platinum +18k. The advantage with platinum is A) itís stronger and will not scratch as easy B) naturally white so it will stay whiter longer.

10 Karrot gold also will not tarnish for years?

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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 07:16:57 PM »
10 Karrot gold also will not tarnish for years?
In order to keep gold white and luster-full, the gold is coated with rhodium. The rhodium will fade over time and the ring will loose its luster. There is the option of getting 10k gold and taking it to your local jeweler every few years for a rhodium polish.
Otherwise i would stick to platinum as its shine will never fade. Also if this ring will be hosting diamonds or other stones , platinum is known to hold them in place most securely.
Also, if you specify what type of ring you are looking for , i may be able to point you in the right direction price wise.

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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 08:27:18 PM »
In order to keep gold white and luster-full, the gold is coated with rhodium. The rhodium will fade over time and the ring will loose its luster. There is the option of getting 10k gold and taking it to your local jeweler every few years for a rhodium polish.
Otherwise i would stick to platinum as its shine will never fade. Also if this ring will be hosting diamonds or other stones , platinum is known to hold them in place most securely.
Also, if you specify what type of ring you are looking for , i may be able to point you in the right direction price wise.
Only the white gold is plated with rhodium.

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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
In order to keep gold white and luster-full, the gold is coated with rhodium. The rhodium will fade over time and the ring will loose its luster. There is the option of getting 10k gold and taking it to your local jeweler every few years for a rhodium polish.
Otherwise i would stick to platinum as its shine will never fade. Also if this ring will be hosting diamonds or other stones , platinum is known to hold them in place most securely.
Also, if you specify what type of ring you are looking for , i may be able to point you in the right direction price wise.
are you saying that 10K and 14K are the same in this respect that rhodium will fade over time?

platinum can be two-toned?

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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2018, 09:28:03 AM »
Only the white gold is plated with rhodium.

so yellow gold has a longer lasting luster/color time period?

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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 07:12:50 PM »
so yellow gold has a longer lasting luster/color time period?
No, Iím going to explain this one more time. Good is yellow, how do they make white gold? They mix chemicals into the gold to make it white but that is not white enough so after polishing it get dipped into a white rhodium to make it white (you can also dip yellow gold to make it white but wonít last very long if the gold gets a lot of skin time). Because itís not naturally white the rhodium wears off and it starts to be a drop off white(this happens over a number of years). Now all this talk of luster I just donít know what you are referring to. Iíve seen rings come off a ladyís finger after 30 years of wear and itís just fine.

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Re: Jewelry for DW
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2018, 09:18:18 AM »
No, Iím going to explain this one more time. Good is yellow, how do they make white gold? They mix chemicals into the gold to make it white but that is not white enough so after polishing it get dipped into a white rhodium to make it white (you can also dip yellow gold to make it white but wonít last very long if the gold gets a lot of skin time). Because itís not naturally white the rhodium wears off and it starts to be a drop off white(this happens over a number of years). Now all this talk of luster I just donít know what you are referring to. Iíve seen rings come off a ladyís finger after 30 years of wear and itís just fine.

That was my point that yellow gold is naturally yellow so it will maintain its original color as when you bought it; whereas white gold will not look the same white as when you bought it because of the rhodium wearing off