(Closed) Can you plate a palladium ring in yellow gold?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

From what I’ve read, this would be near impossible. The whole process of plating is to add a coating of rhodium or other white metal onto a ring to avoid having the natural yellow gold show through. I also read that if you want a yellow metal ring, it will have to be made from yellow gold in the beginning.

Out of curiosity, why would you want a yellow gold ring for only a few months? Regardless of if it’s possible, I don’t think plating a ring with one metal, then with a different color metal a few months later would be good for the ring at all.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I feel like I haven’t seen you in a long time! welcome back!

I wouldn’t recommend plating with a different color. it would wear off unevenly. it would remain on the inner surfaces – such as the inside of the prongs, or in nooks and crannies. you would have to have the center stone removed and every surface professionally buffed until it was gone. 

 

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hello,

 

 

As a matter of fact YES, YOU CAN.  My BFF is a registered IGA jeweler and he actually yellow gold plated my diamond and ruby ring for me. It is a bright, yellow gold plate thoug.  It looks like a 24kt gold ring. It can be done, but given how much you wear it and if you always wet it and such, it does wear out fast.  If your the type of person to take it off when hand washing and cleaning etc then it will last several months.  If you decide you dont like the look of the yellow gold plating you’d have to return to the jeweler and have him/her buff it off.

 

Hope this helps!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@LittleAudrey: regarding the flood: OH NO! I hope you and your neighbors are ok!

as for plating: izzyasta is correct. technically, it can be done. I just think it will be hard to remove. 

however, if you are feeling adventerous, it could look kind of neat. eventually, it would appear white gold, but with warm areas that are glowing up from the nooks and crannies.  you know how antique silver jewelry looks? the raised surfaces are bright, and the lower surfaces are dark. your ring would be like that, only white-and-yellow instead of white-and-dark. it could possibly look very pretty and unique. but it’s a risk– like I said before, if you wanted to remove all traces of yellow gold, it could be labor intensive. 

you know- it doesn’t hurt to just bring it in to a professional jeweler and ask!

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