(Closed) Rose gold ring developed yellow patch

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
511 posts
Busy bee

i think you should speak with a Jeweller. We went to look for wedding rings yesterday and the jeweller said that you would not have the re dip rose gold bec its mixed with copper so the rose colour should be permanent. Maybe your ring is plated or maybe the copper wasn’t mixed in evenly? 

Post # 3
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Ive had my 10k rose gold e-ring for a year now and Im noticing a color change too. I cant get a clear picture of it but it almost looks like scuff marks on the edges. Im pretty sure its not the patina that rose gold is supposed to get as it ages. Im going to the jeweler next month.

Post # 4
5564 posts
Bee Keeper

Correct me if I’m wrong but rose god is not a dip like rhodium.

Post # 5
3127 posts
Sugar bee

Very strange! I’ve never had that happen with mine.

Post # 6
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

littlebuzz:  this is probably due to the color of the gold solder used when sizing the ring. You could go to another jeweler and ask that they resolder the ring using a rose gold solder if it bothers you. Rose gold doesn’t need dipped like white gold, you just take it to get polished to buff out scratches like you would yellow gold or platinum. 

Post # 7
836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hubby is a jeweler. talk to whomever made that piece and get your money back. Rose Gold doesn’t need dipped. Copper is mixed into the gold. Also good quality white gold doesn’t need re dipped  or dipped for that matter either. It is mixed with rhodium and or palladium  and stays forever white unlike the nickel w plating. Good luck.

Post # 8
5159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

MrsSparkleBee13:  I agree this looks like it is from resizing – either solder and/or a piece that was added in. It is not necessarily “yellow” gold but it could be a different rose gold alloy/solder with a yellower/peachier tone than the original alloy. Rose gold can be harder to “match” if you go between different vendors. Did you have it resized by someone different than who made it? If it bothers you, I would go back to the original manufacturer – who can better match alloys.

While you CAN get items plated with rose gold this does not appear to be the issue here.

Post # 9
6359 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I own several 14k rose gold rings, including a wedding set, none of which have changed in color or appearance over the years.  The rose color is as rich and even as it was when I got them.  Agree with PP it may be the alloy used for resizing.

Post # 10
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

MrsSparkleBee13:  RayKay:  I agree with you guys, rose from one vendor can be a different shade than another. I experienced this myself when looking for a wedding band to match my e-ring. 


Post # 13
38 posts

I have a few vintage pieces of rose gold, and have not noticed anything like this before. Like others have mentioned- it makes sense for it to be a result of soldering.

A lovely individual quirk to your own personal ring!

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