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

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 31
Hostess
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

dw4518 :  White gold is an alloy and has other metals like nickel, palladium or silver mixed in. My guess is that whatever casting house made your setting did not properly mix the alloy before pouring it in the mold, leaving you with a streak of metal running through it. The rhodium plating probably hid this until it wore off.

Post # 32
Member
1036 posts
Bumble bee

dw4518 :  Is it heavy? Do you have a silver or 14k gold ring to compare it to. This may sound odd, but it COULD be a brass or bronze ring that is rhodium plated with 18k white gold, and then plated over with platinum. I’ve seen this a bit, and this is the only thing I can think of that has this wear pattern. 

Post # 33
Member
3329 posts
Sugar bee

Have you tried polishing it with silver polish? I could swear I’ve heard of this before but I can’t remember the cause. Try the polish first.

Post # 34
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Ugh, this is so disappointing bee. So sorry for you 🙁 following in hopes of a good outcome! 

Post # 35
Member
2912 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Any updates? 

Post # 37
Hostess
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

mrstodd2bee :  Probably at the mercy of MoCo so holding off on posting……🧐

Post # 38
Member
515 posts
Busy bee

Update?

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