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Annie

Two-Tone Ring Setting

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Love the two-tone look. What is the best combo for the white/yellow look? Palladium and 14k yellow? 14k white and 14k yellow? Yellow plating over the white metal won't last, correct? Isn't solid metal best?

Thanks,

Ann

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Yes, solid metal is more durable, but it may well be more expensive.

 

Generally, it's yellow(ish) metal that gets plated white, unless it's silver, which some times gets plated with gold. Gold plating is not particularly durable, since pure gold is soft, and most plating is done with electrolysis nowadays, which means thin layers of plating. In any case, a two-tone ring will not work particularly well with plated metal, whether white or yellow, since it cannot be replated easily.

 

As to how/what to pair, it depends on the construction and your personal preferences. Do you have a specific design in mind?


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Thanks for your quick reply. Still looking but like mostly white with some yellow. I may go with all white on engagement ring and a decorative band of yellow around the middle of the white wedding ring. Or I may choose just one white ring with a yellow accent.

How is it usually done, solid or plating? I understand and agree that plating is unacceptable. Also, there aren't a lot of two-tone options out there. Often it means custom.

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Usually solid - for the reasons explained above. Bear in mind that not all white gold needs rhodium plating; there are gold alloys which are naturally white enough (or grey) to be OK when unplated. Also, if you are trying to combine specific design elements with metal colour, it does mean custom - or a very reduced choice of design!

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You get a really nice contrast with platinum and 18kt yellow.


Jan

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Jan, what do you think of palladium and 14K or 18K? I was thinking palladium (although it's not as available) because of the price and the durability. White gold looses the whiteness and platinum is so pricey.

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