MoCo ring turning black – has this happened to anyone else? Pics

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
Member
2900 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

I’ve had my white gold ring for 15+ years and it’s never done anything like that. It’s 14k but that shouldn’t make a difference. I’ve cooked, cleaned, slept, showered, swam (pool, ocean, lake) gardened, worked out, you name it I’ve done it, with that ring on. I have never had it redipped or polished and it’s been exposed to plenty of chemicals over the years. Honestly, I barely clean it. 

I agree it looks like it’s plated as opposed to solid gold. Go get it tested! Nothing surprises me with MoCo anymore. 

Post # 17
Member
69 posts
Worker bee

If the jeweler says that it isn’t solid gold, file a fraud complaint with the bbb, especially if Moco stamped 18k on the ring. That’s a bigggg no-no. 

Post # 18
Member
2900 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Agree about the BBB. They’ve scammed so many people, it wouldn’t surprise me TBH. 

Following and hoping for a positive outcome! 

Post # 19
Member
175 posts
Blushing bee

I’m really hoping there’s a logical explanation for this that doesn’t involve any kind of dishonesty on their part, but it’s not looking good. I’m sorry bee!  

Post # 20
Member
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Hampton, VA

Ugh wow. I’m so sorry Bee.

Post # 21
Member
514 posts
Busy bee

patchy :  Why do you think they wouldn’t try to pass off silver as gold? They sure tried to pass off moissanites as diamonds in my case. 

Bee, ugh. This is scary. I have no suggestions, but I am following and hoping that there’s a reasonable explanation and easy fix for you. 

Post # 22
Member
1030 posts
Bumble bee

Please follow up with your jeweler about this and find out exactly what it is that you have. It looks, just from the photos, like plated metal. I have 14k and 18k rings that I have worn daily, in all environments, for years and have not seen that.

I have read SO many shady experiences from Mo&Co that I would not be surprised if this was an “accidental, miscommunication until you prove documents that you were expecting solid 18k gold” ring “mistake” by them.

If your jeweler identifies it as something other than gold, ask if they will write a description of what they have determined it to be and by what method. Then, try very hard to find the documentation and wayback webpage images of the ring you ordered.  You deserve to receive what you paid for.

M&Co is getting out of control.

Post # 24
Member
2900 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Oh wow. I hope you have a positive outcome! When are you taking it in? 

Post # 25
Member
7888 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Oh dear OP  that does look bad, l’m so sorry. 

I don’t think it’s silver. As a lifelong wearer of multiple silver rings, earrings necklaces  etc l have never had tarnish, or at least none that wasn’t easily cleaned off. I don’t know what it is, except it’s not like any gold l ever saw.

l think pps are right, get an independent assessment and then seek reparation .

Best of luck I

 

 

 

Post # 26
Member
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

Good luck! Let us know. If it isn’t gold I would follow the other bees advice dw4518 :  

Post # 27
Member
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Until i saw how dark that was I was going to tell you that I do get a staining of sort on my platinum and white gold but a cleaning with soap and water and a dry with a microfiber cloth always takes it right off and the rings are perfect again. I think it might have something to do with the disgusting water we have where we live. But it was never ever as dark as what you have on your ring 🙁 mine is just a faint little stain. Hopefully they will fix whatever is causing that. 

Post # 29
Member
2900 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

dw4518 :  What in the world?? I’d definitely be taking it wherever I needed to in order to get answers. 

Post # 30
Member
1196 posts
Bumble bee

dw4518 :  Oh man, that doesn’t sound good. Maybe try another jeweler and get a 2nd option before going to the UK Assay office? If they don’t know what metal it is, then what in the world? You have that ring for a few years right? Because I think if it was silver that got dipped, it would have turned a different color a long time ago? There might have been some weird chemical reaction that happened if it isn’t good gold or something? 

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors