(Closed) Help….10k!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think it’s totally fine. If it’s yellow gold, it may just appear a slightly less vivid color than 14 kt yellow. If it’s white gold, chances are it’s rhodium plated anyway so it does not matter.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

it doesn’t tarnish. I think it should look fine!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yeah it won’t tarnish. It might just not be as YELLOW YELLOW as 18k.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I bought 10k yellow gold wedding bands too… I was worried because I have always had 18k gold, and so kept asking about the quality… Everyone told me the same “No, it will never tarnish” and “It looks quite the same than 14 or 18k gold”. Obviously is less valuable because is less gold, but it’s also much harder, which for me is great. I do think mine are “less” yellow, or a lighter yellow, but I actually LOVE that, because I think it looks more delicate. I mean, it’s yellow for real (not as it looks like yellowish silver or anything like that! don’t worry!), but did you never had a three tones yellow gold jewelry? like light yellow, yellow and reddish yellow?

However I read on the Internet that 10k gold can be any shade of yellow, depending on the alliation.. But I don’t know if that’s so.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

DH’s wedding band is in 10k gold for budget reasons, and also durability.  I think that you will be pleased. No worries. 🙂 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I actually like 10 kt yellow gold more than the higher ones…it has a more pale yellow color (I don’t like the dark vivid yellow color on my skin) and it’s stronger!  Since I managed to take a chunk out of my 14 kt yellow gold engagement ring within months, the stronger the better!!  My class ring from HS is 10 kt yellow, and I never had any issues with it.  I’ve had it in my jewelry box for many years (and I’ve had it for about 13-14 years, can’t remember exactly when I got it) and it looks the same as always.  I’m sure if I cleaned it, it would look shinier but I’ll probably never wear it again anyway.  I think you’ll be completely fine with it Smile

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Yup, 10k is a paler yellow but it’s stronger, yay! So it will take more of a beating, which is always good for something you willwarrant every day.

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