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Gothgrrl

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I have been trying to find pictures of 14k and 18k yellow gold bands. I am trying to see how much of a difference in color they are. If anyone can please help me, that would be so great. I only wear white metals, but I found a very pretty ring that's made in 18kyg. Normally I woundn't even consider but the details on it are almost too good to pass up. Thanks.
 

yssie

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Did my best - it's getting dark and I've lost my grey card

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Gothgrrl

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Oh thanks Yssie. 18kyg does look to be more rich. The piece I'm looking at the gold looks like this.

It looks like antique gold, if theres such a thing.

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yssie

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The 18k is definitely richer IRL than the 14k. They're both highly polished, which kinda washes them out - a brushed (antiqued?) finish would highlight the rich colour a lot more.
 

Stone-cold11

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Actually just knowing purity is relatively useless in terms of gold color, need to know the alloying metal too.
 

Gothgrrl

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Thanks for the reponses. I guess I can show the piece as I think I'm going to get it. It's just so pretty that I think I can like the yellow gold.

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Gothgrrl

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Thanks, and yes it is by JM. In fact I ordered it and should have it by Monday. Hubby said the color almost looks like brass.
 

D&T

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I've had several 18k yellow gold over the years, and they seem to be the most consistent in color. However, my 14k yellow gold are all over the map, I"ve had some that were just a shade lighter than my 18 yellow gold, then, there are some in between, then I have some with a rosey hue (although not as coppery pink as my Rose GOld 14k) so it really depends


See this link from Hoover & Strong with the different alloys used to produce varying gold color

http://www.hooverandstrong.com/product/ALL+YCB+++W07+y/

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Gothgrrl

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D&T thanks for the post. I love the rose gold. Someday I want to get a piece in rose gold. It's so pretty.
 

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Gothgrrl|1308720356|2951736 said:
Oh thanks Yssie. 18kyg does look to be more rich. The piece I'm looking at the gold looks like this.

It looks like antique gold, if theres such a thing.
I think JM uses some oxidization technique to make the gold look antique-ish. I love that unique look. My DH has an 18K YG ring from JM. The color looks pretty rich in person. It is the attractive kind of rich, not sickening rich, as the oxidization and JM's other nice touches balance it out.
 

Gothgrrl

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Cookie, is that what it is? Oxidization. It doesn't look as yellow. I love the effect. I cant wait to get it. I have been looking for a rose cut diamond for a while now.
 

Christina...

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Oh wow! It's so pretty and unique! I love it! :love:

okay so I'm sure that it will seem obvious after I get an answer but being a newbie still and all......JM? who? :oops: :roll:
 

Gothgrrl

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