(Closed) 9ct gold suitable for e ring / wedding sets?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

There should be no reason why it won’t last. It’s actually more durable than 18k. Unless you have a problem with it having less gold in it, I’d say go for it!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

9 isnt that much less then 10 and if you dont have any serious allergies to other metals then sure i dont see why not

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hun, U must be in the UK for this to be the standard, and for me it seems that all rings in UK are really overpriced…which is why my jeweler here whose relatives live in England have him ship their engagement rings.  You can check out these two facebook people, they’re good and relyable and can do through a buy it now ebay auction or wire transfer somehow if you want to select something from 

http://www.uniquesettings.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondsByCedric

 

https://www.facebook.com/john.kikis

 

I don’t recommend 9ct.  There are 13 parts other metal and 9 parts gold, making the alloys sometimes an allergic mixture for most jewelry.  14k in NYC is the same price as 9ct UK, because I think the jewelers there just don’t have the access to the supply and therefore won’t offer variety.  Its strong, but its only 37.5% gold!  I mean its okay, but can I ask how much the ring you want is?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honey, my wedding band is gold plated woven with sterling – it was $15.99 at the jewelry store where I work.

I have a rather expensive-looking e-ring (lab created diamond) and I wanted something simpler.  We’ll upgrade in a few years, maybe on a milestone anniversary.  I say it isn’t the jewelry itself, but the intent behind it, that makes an e-ring or wedding ring.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

if your SO’s grandfather is able to get orders for his own castings, he can request 18k having more copper, so as to ask for more pink to the mix.  9ct is mixed with a lot of nickel as a filler alloy, so a lot of people r allergic to it.  18k is 75% pure gold, and I’m not saying 9ct won’t be durable, but it seems like since it is a lifetime purchase, you should try and max out the best you can get.  Over time, 9ct changes/oxidizes more seriously than 14 or 18k, so you may have to redip in rose gold every so often.  there is no color difference in 14 or 18k though, I’ve compared my 14k to a TON of other jewelry.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

yeah, just ask for more PINK instead of ROSE, bc rose is the man’s color combo and PINK is for the ladies.  Hope it helps.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

it can be weaker or stronger and it may discolour just like some people cannot wear anything other than pure gold (24k). its got to do with the other metals that are in the alloy, nickel etc

my amethyst cocktail ring has an enormous stone and very delicate gold setting which is 9k yellow gold

no bending, no chipping, no discoloration, no allergy and i’ve had it for over 6 years now and wear it regularly, the first couple of years i wore it every day

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