Post # 1
So, I’m looking at different rings, trying to decide what I want so that I can tell my FH since he proposed without a ring.
In the early stages of researching, I was sold on palladium because it has the properties of platinum, but the pricetag of gold.
Just now, however, I found engagement rings made of black gold. I’ve never heard of this before! Does anyone know anything about black gold? Anyone have a black gold engagement ring? Do these need to be redipped occassionally just like white gold does?
Any information/opinions are appreciated.
Post # 3
All gold (unless 24 karat) is mixed with an alloy…that’s how you have white gold (gold mixed with a white metal), yellow gold (gold mixed with other yellow metal), rose gold (gold mixed with a reddish metal), etc. I’m sure you can mix gold with a black metal to get black gold. However, I’ve never seen it in real life.
Post # 4
For the sake of visuals, this is the ring and matching band that I have become extremely taken by. Black diamond in black gold. Stunning; never seen this before.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Texas T oil? Just kidding. It seems like there was a post on this recently. Here you go: http://www.weddingbee.com/search/?search=black+gold&sa.x=0&sa.y=0#axzz2Llght3Zu
Post # 6
Black gold is usually made with any type of gold (yellow, white or rose) along with black rhodium plating over it. It’s the same type of plating used with white gold jewelry, but instead of white rhodium, they use black. It will wear off over time.
There are other methods to blackening gold such as oxidation and patination, but they are more rare. Chances are if you see black gold somewhere, its plated.
Post # 7
i just found something to add to my stack (when i finally get it!)
Post # 8
Very unique! I have never seen anything like this and really like it…
Post # 9
Pretty. I’ve never even heard of black gold before. Really interesting.
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Post # 11
i love how gothic it looks. i wouldn’t have it for an e-ring personally, but as a rhr with a ruby it would look amazing!
Post # 12
It’s getting more and more popular, also with silver jewelery. As other bees have said, it’s a plating, just a superficial covering that will wear off in time, especially in a hard-worn piece of jewelery like an e-ring.
I’ve seen black jewelery with brown diamonds. So different!