Post # 1
My best friend’s boyfriend just sent me a message asking about an engagement ring for her and I’m soooo excited! The one we both know she loves is a black gold alloy on white gold. Supposedly the black gold will wear off significantly over the course of a year of regular wear. Does anyone have or know anything about black gold jewelry? Any information will be appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
@dazydeadpetals: Hi! I too am looking into a “black gold” ering. It is basically, white gold cover in black rhodium. Yes it does tend to fade over time. The jeweler I am working with says that they will re plate the ring for free. If the black gets annoying she can always have it re plated with white gold. I would just research black rhodium and go from there. I am working with frontjewelers.net. I have asked people who have purchased a black gold ring from them and they absolutely love it. Then again, they haven’t had the rings very long. 🙁
Post # 5
It is my understanding from working with our jeweler to make DH’s grey gold wedding band…that you can mix certain alloys(?) with gold to create different colors (like rose gold). If you’re worried about re-dipping the black plating I would ask your jeweler to create something that is actually black and not just dipped in black. I sucked in high school chemistry so forgive me if I used the wrong terminology.
Post # 6
Thanks girls! That is all useful information (with the exception of Torrid’s post lol it’s the thought that counts ).
Post # 7
only things I think of are
– black rhodium plated gold
– a cartoon stereotypical old texan man jumping up and down while oil spurts out of the ground yelling “whoooo-eee, black gold, I say, black gold!”
Post # 8
The only thing I know is:
“if you’re not really here
then the stars don’t even matter
now i’m filled to the top with fear
but it’s all just a bunch of matter
’cause if you’re not really here
then i don’t want to be either
i wanna be next to you
black and gold
black and gold
black and gold” – Sam Sparro
I’m sorry! I couldn’t resist! 🙂 haha
Post # 9
I’ve never seen it before so I google imaged it. It looks bad ass with colored gem stones! I don’t know if the diamond looks as nice in it. It kinda gets lost.
Post # 10
From what it sounds like it’s gold dipped in black rhodium, which is esentially the same as white gold. I get mine redipped twice a year and feel like crap the 2 days my set is gone then love it when it gets back! I would imagine, though, that black gold would be more obvious when its worn down. Personally, doesn’t sound worth it to me. I would rather have a fun stone instead of different metals.
Post # 11
not gonna lie…
Im in Texas and my first thought was, “oil?”
Post # 13
So the bees who commented previously are correct, there’s no such thing as black gold. while various colours of gold can be alloyed you will not get anything that is black, greay is as close as possible for karated gold. But there are several plating options to create a black color. Black rhodium has already been mentioned and it creates a very dark grey colored plating. I’m a it of a purist and prefer a true black so I use black ruthenium. It’s a bit more expensive and not all jewelers have it so you might need to call around a bit. The results are stunning though. any plating, white rhodium/black rhodium/black ruthenium, will need to be redone every year or two. your jeweler might charge $20 – $30 for this but they should include a clean and polish and they should get it back o you in an hour (if you made an appointment). Hope that helps 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
One option you may want to look at is dark mokume gane done by Krikawa. Its not plated its an alloy that has been oxidized. Mokume Gane is folded metal that looks like wood. If your friend likes black gold she may also really like Krikawa in general they have extremely unique designs this is why we went with them. The are very customer service driven so dont feel scared if they’re cross country they were for us too. They’ll send samples and stones for inspection too.
Mokume info: http://www.krikawa.com/jewelry/education/default.aspx?filter=130
Post # 14
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Post # 15
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