(Closed) Need advice please….upset :(

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you take a picture of the damage so we can see?  It sounds really weird and fishy to me, but it’s hard to comment without seeing it.  And no yellow gold is supposed to be the same color throughout

Post # 4
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Take it back to them and see what they say. Worst case scenario is that it is plated yellow gold over white gold, which is unacceptable for a ring of that price. I would escalate and escalate (if you’re a commandeering person especially) for either answers or free service to re-plate it properly.

Post # 6
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@megan331979:  NOPE not at all anything to be expected with a solid yellow gold ring, whatever the karat. 

I have solid gold jewelry in all karats and have never seen this happen. Conversely, I also have gold plated jewelry from when I was younger, and that’s exactly what’s happened to it! 

For the money you’ve spent, something’s amiss!! I think you should tell your man, and you should return to the jeweler for an explanation / help with the matter.

good luck! 

Post # 7
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@megan331979:  You should try calling the place you got it from to see what they say. Then if you talk to your Darling Husband about it you can at least have some options so he doesn’t just feel bad.

Post # 8
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@megan331979:  This sounds very strange for there is no such thing as white gold, its just yellow gold thats been rhodium plated so for the yellow to start looking like white gold is just not right :S

Post # 9
7219 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tails:  +1

This is what I was thinking… I’m not a big jewelry person though so I guess I could but mistaken.


Post # 11
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That is REALLY bizarre! Maybe it’s the white gold reflecting on the yellow gold?

Post # 12
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney







Wrong White gold is gold mixed with an alloy that makes it white. Usually it is rodium plated, but sometimes it is not. Depending on the alloy depends on how white it is before the plate. Palladium alloyed is the whitest, and most durable. Nickle is the most common alloy but it will be yellower and softer. Nickle is more commonly used because it is cheaper and easier to aquire. Yellow gold is also mixed with an alloy, so is rose gold the alloy here is copper. The carat of the gold has to do with how much gold is in the mix the higher the carat the more gold. The higher carat of white gold the yellower it will be. Personally I like unplated white gold it is warm in tone.




Post # 13
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@tails:  White gold is not just rhodium plated yellow gold. It’s an alloy of yellow gold and aluminum, palladium or manganese. Sometimes it’s plated with rhodium to make it even whiter, but it’s a creamy white all on its own. 

Gold alloys come in lots of colors, including pink (rose), red, green, blue (rare),and purple (also rare).

Post # 14
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@megan331979:  Is it possible that the white gold parts were rhodium plated, and maybe the rhodium has worn off causing the white gold to appear warmer and kind of “blend” with the yellow gold? With the contrast not being so apparant your eyes might be thinking the yellow is fading instead of the white being warmer? 

I have a yellow and white gold ring, and when the rhodium finish came off the metals looked less contrast-y. Maybe that’s what’s happening? 

Post # 15
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I actually used to work at a jewelry counter a few years ago, and I’m wracking my brain to remember some of the terms we used. What wording, exactly, is used to describe the ring? Stores can be very sneaky about the metal used in engagement rings. It’s definitely possible that they mislead you about the metal without directly lying, though I certainly hope that’s not the case!

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