HELP! yellow gold ring, white gold prongs? Moissy

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@CrazyCatLady13:  Congrats, your ring looks great!

 

 

 

It is very common for yellow gold rings to have white gold prongs, I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s done to avoid the prongs causing a yellow refletionon the stone/make the prongs less noticeable. 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@CrazyCatLady13:  It doesn’t look bad. My ring is YG and the prongs are also YG…but, I think it’s done because WG has an alloy mixed in with it to make it stronger. 

It looks fine 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have been looking for some yellow gold diamond earrings & the prongs are always white gold. I think it is to make them less noticeable? I love your ring by the way 🙂 congratulations 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Congrats! As PPs have stated, I think its common to have WG prongs, on YG rings. Mine is YG, but has WG prongs as well.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@CrazyCatLady13:  maybe its just the picture but it looks quite green yellow tinged to me. is it enhanced moissy? sorry hon but Since u asked.

Prongs on yellow gold rings are typically white so the yellow doesnt reflect onthe stone.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

That’s beautiful! But yes, white prongs are normal on yellow gold rings. 🙂

I wonder, though… Can you replate the prongs later should they start to turn yellow? Is that a thing?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I have a yellow gold ring with platunum prongs. Using a white metal for prongs is common, as it is commonly believed that yellow gold prongs can make the stone appear less white (I am not sure this is the case, although I like the platinum prongs on my ring). However, this should have been clear before the ring was ordered, and if you prefer YG prongs, they can easily change the head. 

As for replating white gold, the prongs commonly receive less wear than the band, which rubs against your fingers all day, every day. It is rare that they need replating, and if they do it is usually very few times over the life of the ring.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@CrazyCatLady13:  It’s to have strong prongs, and because white gold looks better against a clear stone (so that yellow won’t be reflected and the prongs won’t be painfully obvious). Just like yellow stones often have yellow gold prongs, and peach colored stones often have rose gold prongs, black stones have black prongs, etc. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, it’s totally normal.  You actually don’t want yellow prongs, as they will make the stone look much more yellow 🙂  [side note, that’s why, as much as I love yellow gold, I didn’t get a yellow gold e-ring, because yellow prongs yellow the stone, and I wouldn’t like having white prongs with a yellow band]

Post # 12
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Helper bee

congrats bee! beautiful ring, btothez  is completely right, it’s for the strength of WG, in order for the stone to be more secure 🙂 beautiful beautiful setting and I love moissy, so I can’t help but love your ring =)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

My ring is yellow gold and the prongs are white gold.   I see this all the time  🙂   Your ring is beautiful!

 

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