(Closed) white gold can't really turn green… can it?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Like you said, they probably messed it up. Maybe part of the ring was left exposed, and now it’s reacting w. something.

I have a WH ring for my right hand and I’ve worn it most days for over 2 years now and it’s never been replated… never turned any color.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

My initial thought is that’s its fake.  I have both my engagement ring and anniversary ring as white gold.  My engagement ring is fine but on the underside the white is starting to rub off a bit and you can see the yellow tint slightly (but to fix it they charge $30).  My anniversary ring I got at Riddles or Kays or someplace where they rip you off so the white rubs off more (although to fix that is free there) so the yellow gold tint shows more.

But to have the ring turn GREEN suggests its not real gold.  I’m no expert though so this is just IMO.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@NurseMandie:  I thought the same thing.

Some people’s chemistry doesn’t work well with white gold, and the plating will rub off, showing the gold underneath, and it needs to be redipped (plated with rodium). But for it to be GREEN? No. Not right.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve had a couple rings go green on me (or make my fingers green!) They were beautiful rings, but they were decidedly NOT actual gold. I think something sketchy is going on here.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sounds like  it was only WG plated and the different metal is being exposed

Post # 10
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5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Oh no…she’s got gold plated copper….

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I’d have her take it somewhere to find out what metal she has. Never have I heard of gold going green. Good luck to them! 

Post # 13
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725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yep not real gold.  If I wear anything that isn’t real i turn green instantly.  Cooper is the worst it  turns green the fastest.  I had a friend who bought 3 stacking rings from Tiffany and the copper obe turned green too.  She was kinda bummed they didn’t mention it.

She should approach them to fix it or go to a more reputable place.

I am sure it will work out…it just sucks having to deal with it.

 

Post # 15
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Barika:  Like, THE Tiffany?! That’s not supposed to happen!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@EffieTrinket:  Tiffany has got a rose gold composite they’ve called some damn wierd name…starts with an R I think, it’s heavy on the copper side which is what makes it a cost effective alternative…bad news is with certain people’s chemistry…it turns green…who knew?

 

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