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Hey everyone,

 

I would like to know if anyone has experience with Super White gold? My jewlerer is telling me that it is relatively new and a really good option for white gold. Have any of you heard about it?

 

I tried searching online and only found one website which commented on super white gold.

 

Thanks in advance,

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Hey everyone,

 

I would like to know if anyone has experience with Super White gold? My jewlerer is telling me that it is relatively new and a really good option for white gold. Have any of you heard about it?

 

I tried searching online and only found one website which commented on super white gold.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

 

There are several new alloys of white gold that claim to be pure white and not needing to be rhodium plated. Stuller's X1 is an example. While I've used this alloy I'm just not a fan of white gold in general especially for rings that are high wear and tear. And if you need to get it repaired, who will you send it to? Most bench jewelers do not stock all these more exotic alloy blends in wire, sheet, etc to make repairs. My preference for white metals is 950 palladium or 950 platinum. It's true that 950PD is still being newly adapted to the market place, but it's much more of a standard if you ask me then many of these "super white" gold alloys. So repair wise in the future you can't really go wrong with palladium or platinum.

 

If you want to test this product the jeweler is claiming super white, ask him to give you one in 18K white gold and ask if you can scratch the bottom of it with a fine sandpaper like 300+ grit and see what color it looks like once scratched up (he can always buff it back to a high polish) but if it's not naturally super white without being rhodium plated then you know the claim is false.

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