(Closed) Does rose gold eventually turn green?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I dont know the answer, but I hope not! I guess it’s logical, if white gold yellows then rose might change colour too..

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve never heard of that happening.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, if it does it must take a long time.  I have an heirloom rose gold ring that’s from the 1920s and it has no signs of discoloration.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

No. White gold yellows because the rodium plating comes off.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Copper turns green because of a chemical process when it is exposed to air the same way silver turns black. Rose gold is a completely different material. It will not turn green anymore than any other type of gold.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@joya_aspera:  I’ve been wondering this myself lately.

 

Can’t seem to find a reputable answer on how rose gold wears over time….

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

NO. my e-ring is “red” gold made in 1930’s, and it was worn by my FI’s grandma until she upgraded (for a long time that is.) it still looks brand new.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love what the article that @joya_aspera:  posted says, “It’s not every brand that could turn copper into gold. Tiffany shows us the alchemy a brand can work with the right mettle.”

 

I too would be really interested in how rose gold “ages”.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@lilsweetie:  agreed, that is funny!

I’ve got a rose gold ring from 1887 and it is not green at all. HOwever, I suspect that it doesn’t have a lot of copper in it because it’s not the pink hued that contemporary rose gold rings have.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@FauxPas2012:  do you have any pics of the rose gold ring?

is it a family ring? i love ‘old’ jewelry and the history it often has attached.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think metals respond the same way as they do alone when they’re alloyed. Stainless steel for example is alloyed to make it tarnish resistant so I assume that alloys behave differently. 🙂 I have no experience though just a hypothesis from A-level science lol 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@lilsweetie:  nah, I bought it at an antique sale last fall. Maybe I will take a photo of it one of these days and post here.

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