Post # 1
Lately I’ve been hearing about this new super-white gold that is alloyed with palladium or other metals that do not yellow, therefore rhodium plating is not necessary. Have any of you heard of it or had any experience with it?
Do you know where you can buy it online that is reputable?
Post # 3
There is X1 from Stuller that never needs rhodium plating. I think Hoover & Strong and some other companies offer their version of this alloy as well. From what I understand, the X1 is a little harder to work with, but that depends on the goldsmith, I suppose. I considered it before deciding on yellow gold.
Post # 4
Yes 19K White gold, it’s offered at my local jewelry store but I still go with Platinum. I can’t imagine gold that don’t turn yellow over time.
Post # 5
my 14k white gold ring from moissaniteco.com is quite white– I had the rhodium plating removed. it only looks faintly yellowish if I hold it up next to sterling silver. but all alone, it looks white, even in sunlight.
there are many different alloys of white gold, therefore, many different shades of whiteness. I didn’t know that until after I bought my ring, but I guess I just lucked out! my 18k ring is even whiter than my 14k ring (normally it should be the other way around), and it’s vintage. I have no idea what the alloys are in either ring.
Post # 6
My old rings are 18k palladium white gold. No rhodium plating, just as white 2+ years larer as they appeared from Day 1. As others pointed out, you can also get Stuller X1 or Hoover & Strongs super white alloy. It can never, ever turn yellow. What you see below is what you get as it is unplated and that colour right through. This is the same as if you get X1 or H&Ss alloy. Very, very white all the way through.
At 18k they were a gray-white. 14k from what I know is a little less dark.
Here are my old rings. The head is platinum for comparison:
Post # 8
@RayKay: ^^^ wanted to show a profile that shows the platinum head versus the 18k. In real life I notice no difference.
Lots of manufacturers can or do use palladium as their alloy now due to nickel restrictions in EU, and almost any one on Etsy making handmade rings and such uses palladium alloys too and leaves them unplated.
Post # 9
Some friends of ours just got married last week and he has a palladium ring. Supposely you can get it resized, it doesn’t scratch as easy, and it stays that white color. I looked at this guy’s ring again yesterday and it’s pretty nice. They bought theirs off amazon for $350 not a bad deal.
Post # 10
I have 19k white gold but I haven’t had it long enough to tell you whether it yellows or not. I got the impression that it eventually would and that I’d have to have them re-dipped at some point. Not sure if this is the metal you’ve heard about or not!
Post # 11
I’ve heard one of the new names for this superwhite cold is 19k white gold. or
Am I the only one who worries so much about having to replate rings?