(Closed) white gold cannot be melted down??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

sounds to me like the other jeweler was feeding you a line to try and get you to buy something outright instead of reducing costs by supplying your own gold.

Post # 4
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You can not simply melt down a ring and remake it, it would need to be re refined which is probably what the other jeweller was trying to explain to you, the more you heat and cool good the more impurities you add to it which will reduce the overall quality of the good and make it more prone to breakage refining is an expensive process so it is generally cheaper to get new gold, then to pay to get a small amount of good refined. 

so no they are not just trying to get you to pay more they are trying to give you a quality product that will last. Hope this helps.

p.s- any jeweller that is just going to melt and reform your exsisting gold is only going to end in a ring is sub par quality and will not stand the test of time. You should avoid these people, they are just cheating you. They pay out nothing, charge you big for inferior “custom” work and your stuck with the mess they make

Post # 5
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Sassy9226:  yikes! tx for the info. Didnt know that.Sounds like the OP may wish to rethink this second ring.

Post # 7
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m getting a white gold ring remade at the moment. The jeweller is melting down my old rings, but said he’d have to add more metal to make it back up to what we had originally because of impurities (or something along those lines). 

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