Post # 1
Hello all…originally posted this in wrong section…
I have a small issue and I was hoping to get some ideas. My fiance bought me a beautiful Moissanite ring for my Engagement Ring. He also will be giving me a family Diamand wedding band that has been passed down to him.
Both rings are 14k yellow gold, but the wedding band is a few shades duller, due to its age. Any ideas on how to get them to match? He is thinking of taking them to a jeweler and having 1 or both of them plated, so that they match…would that work? Im sure the jeweler will have some ideas but I am just anxious and cant wait to hear about some possible resolutions lol.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
Post # 3
Blarg, wedding bee is being difficult for me.
14k means it’s alloyed with another metal; it’s possible that you’ve got different alloys going on. A jeweler is your best bet for getting them to match up, but may not be necessary. Is it a very drastic difference?
Post # 4
I wouldnt call it a very drastic difference at all, but it is noticeable. The older ring has a duller appearance. Its not something that is going to ruin them for me…they are both so beautiful…but if I can get them to match somehow I would be even happier (if possible lol).
Post # 5
Just take the old band to a local jeweler and have them redip it in yellow gold & it will look brand new!
Post # 6
yes they should be able to re dip/plate both or just the old one to match
Post # 7
@jennypop: They can be redipped at the same time, and then they should wear evenly. I’d talk to the jeweler first, but it should work really well. Make sure you go to a very reputable one, they’ll tell you if there’s a problem (but I can’t think of what problems could possibly come up). I’m assuming the older one has been cleaned recently, too, because that makes a huge difference!
Post # 8
Yes the old one has been recently cleaned.
You guys have reassured me that the dipping will work…Thanks!!!
Post # 9
I didn’t think 14K yellow gold was dipped in anything? I dunno. I’ve heard that has to be done for some white gold, but I’ve never heard of it for yellow gold.
Anyway, it sounds like your ring needs to be polished. The gold can look dull over time due to normal wear and tear. You should be able to take it to any jeweler. Ask them to polish it and buff out any scratches. Then it will probably look as good as new.
Post # 10
@MrsBlueSeptember: I agree in pretty sure they dont dip yellow gold
Post # 11
You CAN plate things in yellow gold but it does look a bit different.
I also do not see point. Yellow gold is yellow – no plating needed to get it there!
I would just get the old ring polished, which will bring back the shine, wear them and enjoy the difference if it remains. I like when there are small variations between rings.