(Closed) New E-Ring and Old W-Band…Gold color doesnt match

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 5
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11394 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Just take the old band to a local jeweler and have them redip it in yellow gold & it will look brand new!

Post # 6
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5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

yes they should be able to re dip/plate both or just the old one to match

Post # 7
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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 # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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.

 

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