(Closed) 24k wedding band?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would be skeptical of that for sure. I’m not sure how they could prevent softness with a pure metal? I’m not sure though, but I probably wouldn’t choose it! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

When i first saw your post i thought it was a $24,000 wedding band…haha my response would have been, man if you can afford it, why not? 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Gold is gold, there’s no “special technique” to make gold not as soft as far as I know.  This “special technique” would require mixing it with other metals to make it harder …. and it wouldn’t be 24k anymore!  I have 24k gold hoop earrings and they are *very soft*… they have no hinge or clasp and can easily been to open and close.  I do have 22k gold rings that hold up well.

And if you want 24 or close to it jewelery, you should check out Chinatown jewerly stores.  I’m willing to be they will be a LOT cheaper than American stops.  Most jewelery that Asians wear are 22k+ and the price will be close to market value for the metal + some mark up for labor.  Any time I’ve seen 24k from an American shop, it’s like 4-5x more than what I’d expect to pay based on it’s weight.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Waldorf Astoria, Orlando

lantana:  It would be extremely difficult to come up with a “process” that hardens pure gold, if not entirely impossible. At 24k’s you only have 25% of space to add that extra process with because the other 75% of that ring is pure gold. I’m calling BS on this.

 

While 24k can be really gorgeous, it isn’t really suitable for long-term wear and tear that a wedding band or ring would endure. The heat of your hand alone will eventually warp the shape of the ring, which some people like.

 

My exes mother had a 24K wedding band. It was 13 years old, extremely scratched and shaped like an oval (her finger shape)… it looked really bad. She wanted to have to gold melted down and made into an 18k or 14k gold ring because it looked so bad. No idea if she ever did. I just know it steered me away from wanting gold at all. I settled for platinum. (though I LOVE rose gold)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

lantana:  I read up on the process from their website and they say

“Für eine herkömmliche, maschinelle Verarbeitung ist dieses Edelmetall zu weich. Nur durch qualifizierte Goldschmiede kann aus diesem außergewöhnlichen Material ein Trauringpaar entstehen und somit individuell für Sie gefertigt werden. Bei den Kombinationen von Platin und Feingold schützt das zähe Platin das weiche und warme Feingold im Inneren des Rings.”

Roughly translated: Usually fine gold (24k Gold) is too soft for the machine made jewelry process. 

Only qualified goldsmiths are able to make this material into wedding bands and they are thereby bespoke pieces created individually especially for you. 

The process of combining fine gold (24k) and the tougher metal, platinum, allows the warmer and softer gold to be protected from the inside of the ring.

 

Hope that was able to be understood and was helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

marynicole

lantana:  pinkshoes:  

Apparently this really is a thing. You can trust german consumer laws: if this wasn’t on board, H&D wouldn’t make the claim. Henrich and Denzel are very reputable jewelers and consumer laws are pretty strict. 
I think it is at least worth it to find out more…

Cause those rings are stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Shesaidyes:  The process of combining fine gold (24k) and the tougher metal, platinum, allows the warmer and softer gold to be protected from the inside of the ring.

Yes, but…. if you’re *combining* anything wiht 24k gold, then it’s not *pure* 24k gold anymore. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

pinkshoes:  I want to believe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

lantana:  pinkshoes:  

So, I have really NO IDEA but from the description is sounded like the 24k gold was intact and there was somehow an internal “structure” of sorts inside the ring in platinum. 

No idea, but could be just a different way of thinking: you have the 24k part of the ring and the platinum part of the ring. No idea if this is the case, I think you’ll have to ask the jewelers….

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

pinkshoes:  +1. Is there a way that this ring has a “core” made of plat, surrounded by pure 24k gold? I worked with a middle aged Chinese lady and her 24k band looked pretty worn out and badly misshapen… so, unless these really are made differently, I would be cautious.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

The highest purity of gold I’ve seen used in jewelry is 22k, so it’s a little surprising to see a 24k ring. 24k would be very soft and easily bent out of shape, but I guess anything is possible.

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