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14k Or 18k White Gold?


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Go with 18k white gold... Because there more gold molcules in the metal. I would also recommend talking to a goldsmith they are very knowledgable on this subject. I know one who doing my custom ring has swayed me into 18k white/yellow gold also if done right you dont have to plate the gold to give it that white look. I was looking at platuim(SP) before because I didnt like the idea of having light yellow tint or have to go get it plated every few years.

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Go with 18k white gold... Because there more gold molcules in the metal. I would also recommend talking to a goldsmith they are very knowledgable on this subject. I know one who doing my custom ring has swayed me into 18k white/yellow gold also if done right you dont have to plate the gold to give it that white look. I was looking at platuim(SP) before because I didnt like the idea of having light yellow tint or have to go get it plated every few years.

 

 

thanks very much for the information. looking at prices i do think the little extra for 18k is worth it.

 

regards,

brian

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We work in both 14 and 18karat white.

But 18karat white is not a good choice for anything too wide- most engagement rings are not all that wide, so 18kt white is fine.

But if you were to make, say , a men's ring, 18kt yellow, or 14kt white would be the way to go. 18karat white gold is more difficult to work than 18kt yellow due to the alloys used.

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Another option for you to seriously consider is Palladium which has all of the fine virtues of platinum but at a fraction of the price.

 

In addition, Palladium will not yellow and tarnish over time like 14 K WG. It feels the same weight as Gold but it's durability is better.

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