(Closed) Tell me everything you know about BLACK GOLD :)

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4 posts

@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 # 4
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Everything I know?

That would be…


Sorry. :/

Post # 5
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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 # 7
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

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
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 13
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
4 posts
  • Wedding: January 2016

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Post # 15
4 posts
  • Wedding: January 2016

Hello, here is a post on out jewelry blog about black gold. Wish it can be helpful.


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