(Closed) Is 20k too soft for an engagement ring?? -Verragio only does rose gold in 20k :(

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
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  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

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    RayKay :  Yup. You got it. I misspoke.

    Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I have an 18ct gold ring with no issues of bending and only slight scratching. I also have a 100 year old rose gold diamond ring which was worn by my great grandmother every day. It still has delicate scroll work on the side that hasn’t been damaged and milgrain around the diamonds that has only slightly worn. 

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

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    silentnanny :  I had another thought on this…Verragio is a pretty high end maker. I wonder if they are alloying with palladium rather than silver. If they used a gold, palladium, copper alloy — it would be harder that a typical rose gold alloy. Total guess.

    Also, it is very possible that they are tempering the metal beyond that of a typical casting. If the settings are work-hardened, the gold will be harder than you might expect. Modern casting does not work-harden material, which is why vintage high-karat gold that were die-struck or hand-formed holds up better than modern. Most of us, myself included, assumed that they are using a modern cast setting which has very little work hardening. But, that may not be the case. They may actually be employing die-casting or hand forming to ensure the rings are harder. By work-hardening, think of bending a paperclip. At first, it is squishy and easy to bend. Eventually, you will break the metal as it gets ‘harder’; really, the crystalline structure of the metal slips internally under force and then make further slippage harder to achieve. Even with all the above, I still would not go with a 20k setting as there are too many unknowns with this setting. 

    I just read their warranty and I doubt it would cover you if the details of the ring started to wear off, as that is not a deft in manufacturing or workmanship. It is a function of the metal. 

    20K is going to be very very subtle in color. Really, it will look like yellow gold with a peachy tone. Even 18k rose is very subtle and barely look rose gold. 

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    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I got my ring from a DD as well, and I can assure you that Veraggio will do RG in 14K.  Have your sales associate fix this for you or find another Veraggio dealer.  I just confirmed this with my SA at DD (who is a friend).

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