(Closed) Colour difference btw 18K solid and 18K EP?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

plated jewelry should not be stamped. the point of the stamp is to tell you if it’s gold (or silver or planinum) all the way through.  

something that is plated with gold is probably going to have a cheap base metal under it. also, that plating is going to wear off very quickly, especially with your e-ring rubbing up against it. 

as for the darker coloring– I have no idea. my guess is that the gold plating has a darker metal in the alloy. (all gold rings are alloys, but what goes into the alloy differs depending on the manufacturer.)

based on your description, your plated ring should have cost very little.  you asked if you have been ripped off, but that question can’t be answered because you didn’t actually say how much it cost. 

if you plan on this being a permanent guard you plan on wearing for a long time, I’d return it if I were you.

Post # 5
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think you might be happier in the long run if you go ahead and invest in solid gold. sorry the seller seemed shady.  if it seems that they were not entirely forthcoming with the facts, maybe you can call them out on it in order to talk them into letting you return it. 

I once returned a dress to Macy’s, and I demanded that I get the $18 shipping fee reimbursed because the dress was not as described on the website. I had to demand to talk to the manager, but it was worth it!

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