Does anyone have a really pale yellow gold ring?

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

Look up unplated white gold and see if that hits what you’re looking for. White gold is naturally a bit warm but the rhodium they plate it with is ‘white’ and shiny.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

There is such a thing as unplated white gold, and people commonly describe the color as “creamy.” You may want to look into something like that. 

And many people have great luck with 10K or 9K gold, but it discolors on me. My skin chemistry is such that I cannot wear anything plated because the plating comes off so quickly. With 10K gold, my skin must react with the other alloys in the metal; I have no reaction or discoloration that occurs with 14K or higher. But like I said, lots of people have no issue with it, so if you don’t commonly react to metals or wear plating off jewelry, it might work for you. Last, different 10K golds can be different shades, depending on the alloys used. Some of it looks similar to 14K or even higher karat gold, while some looks pale; it would depend on the jeweler and the piece.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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@echomomm:  Are you allergic to nickel? One way to know is if you can’t wear cheapy earrings. In the US, they typically use nickel to make their gold alloys, where in the EU nickel is banned since it’s such a common allergen (see Nickel Directive). So pro tip, if you want low karat weight white gold, buy from the EU. 

ETA: 

Nice comparison chart (half in brushed finish, half in polished)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

10k yellow gold is paler than 14k, but still fairly yellow. Maybe try 9k? They don’t sell it in the U.S., but a lot of non-U.S. sellers on Etsy sell it.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I have a ring that is set in a fairly pale yellow gold. David Klass created this setting, and he calls this “antique gold”. It is 10K. I didn’t want to set my yellow sapphire in white gold because it gave more contrast than I wanted. But I was afraid the stone would disappear in regular yellow gold. So this was the compromise. The first picture shows how it looks at its most pale. The second picture of the profile shows it looking a little more yellow.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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@Bobcatlove2013:  Love your bezel! Is it vintage? It’s so interesting (and I mean that in only the good way).

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Newbee

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@cc33ammy:  Thank you! It is vintage inspiered (custom). My DH and I designed it using my original stone and stones from my Mom. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

There are people selling “vanilla gold.”  I think it might be unplated white gold, but it is a creamy pale yellow gold.  It might be worth a google.

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