Post # 1
For those of you with Moissy Co rings in 14K White Gold, how does the gold hold up? I kind of want a platinum ring so I don’t have to get it dipped but the style I like only comes in 14K White Gold. Has anyone had to ship the ring back to get re-dipped? Can you do it locally (will the moissies be okay?)
Post # 3
I don’t have a 14K white gold ring from Moissaniteco, but I have had 14K white gold jewelry from all different places. Personally, I’ve never had to have anything redipped. All of my pieces are still white in color. I think my body chemistry doesn’t wear down the rhodium plating all that quickly. I have read on average, you will need to have it redipped every 1-5 years. I don’t think it has any effect on moissanite or any stone you have set in a ring.
Post # 4
Another option: MoissyCo can make their white gold rings without plating, so you don’t ever have to worry about re-dipping. Here’s a thread about it: http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/702062/1
Otherwise it shouldn’t be any problem to have it redipped locally. If you google how the plating is done, you’ll see that the process is such that the stone will not be affected. (:
Post # 5
I have a 14k gold ring from moissaniteco and I think it is superb. I had the rhodium plating removed, and I can’t even tell the difference. it looks white enough to me. the only time I can tell is if I hold it up against a freshly plated ring, and even then the difference is barely noticeable.
because of this, I want to buy all of my rings from that company from now on!
I have a different 14k ring from ben bridge (which is a high quality store), and it is actually a little yellower than my moissaniteco ring. or on the contrary, I have heard that white gold rings from zales are very yellow looking and you really do want to get that brand re-plated. I think zales is low quality in general.
so you were right to ask about this- not all 14k white gold is the same. they can have different mixes of alloys in it, and it’s going to be the alloys that determine how white the unplated gold looks. I was reading about it somewhere, and there is a slightly more modern alloy mix that some jewelers have been using that is superior and whiter than the older kind. (sorry, I can’t remember the source!)
so, that was a pleasant surprise – that moissaniteco seems to have good white gold.
either that, OR it may possibly mean that they use a higher % of nickel in their alloy mix. but I sure hope not because they sure do charge a high price on their plain gold bands!
you could always email them and ask about the alloys, and then do your research.
(sorry, long post!)
Post # 6
moissaniteco.com doesn’t do platinum, but they do offer paladium. It’s in the same family as platinum, has many of the same characteristics and never has to be re-dipped. I went with paladium and I love it. I have white gold jewellery that has turned more yellow at certain spots that get more wear, which kinda turned me off of it. Also- i dont think that the moissy would be affected by the dipping process, the settings are usually NOT made out of white gold (usually made out of platinum or paladium) so it wouldn’t have to be dipped. The moissy’s are hardy and can be subjected to almost anything a diamond can. Hope this helps!
Post # 7
@capergrrl: Moissy can do platinum special order — they just can’t with the ring I’m looking at for some reason, but thanks!