(Closed) Is it possible…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

no. white gold is not just yellow gold dipped in rhodium. white gold is is a mixture of yellow gold with some other white metal, which makes it a slightly yellow-ish grey color. It is then dipped in rhodium to get that shiny bright white look. Even if you could get the rhodium taken off of it (which I don’t know if that is possible?), it still wouldn’t be yellow. It’d just be a dingy grey. 

You *could* look into getting the whole thing dipped in yellow gold though. I have no idea if people do that or not, but I have a friend with a white gold ring who developed a gold allergy and had her set dipped in platinum. So I feel like maybe it is possible? 

Post # 5
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@CorgiTales: I wouldn’t say it would be a “dingy gray.” Unplated white gold can be quite beautiful! Almost like an off-white, or sort of a creamy color with a warm cast to it.

You might actually like the look of unplated WG as a nice compromise between WG and YG. Here‘s a link to a GORGEOUS unplated WG ring!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah! I’m pretty sure they can just buff away the rhodium. Actually, if you wait a year or two, it’ll do it on it’s own, haha 😛 But maybe just be aware that WG alloys can vary in color — yours might not look quite like the gold in that ring. If you read through that thread, you can see how she had ordered a wedding band in unplated WG from another vendor and was concerned that the two tones didn’t quite match.

Also, have you considered having maybe two yellow gold wedding bands, with your e-ring inbetween? I think a two-toned look like that would be nice!

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