(Closed) Anybee know anything about black gold?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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 # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Helper bee

i just found something to add to my stack (when i finally get it!) Smile

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Very unique! I have never seen anything like this and really like it…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Pretty. I’ve never even heard of black gold before. Really interesting.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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!

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