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40 yr old ring is gold been dipped

Lisa216

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Have this jewerler said $1,500-$2,000 he said they dont make seting like that anymore i have no idea whats he on about says 18 crt plate in it..it is gold i had at dipped i surpose if worth more bk to gold they can take dipping off..?

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diamondseeker2006

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I am sorry but I am not quite understanding your question. Could you please restate it?
 

motownmama

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So, your jeweler said it's gold-PLATED and not SOLID gold. There must be some other base metal - nickel maybe? Can it be re-dipped?
 

distracts

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motownmama|1471999802|4069267 said:
So, your jeweler said it's gold-PLATED and not SOLID gold. There must be some other base metal - nickel maybe? Can it be re-dipped?
I thought he was saying it is yellow gold that has been rhodium dipped to be white?
 

Bron357

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If you had your yellow gold ring dipped / rhodium plated unfortunately it can't easily be removed. It can be buffed off but that won't really work around the gems. The value of the ring shouldn't change simply because you had it rhodium plated over yellow gold except that rhodium plating does wear off over time so it then needs another dip. I think it looks very nice in the rhodium plating.
 

Lisa216

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Re: 40 yr old ring

Just a 18 crt gold ring. That i look to a jewler to make it white gold because i hate the look of gold...
 

shaggy1

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Lisa216 said:
Just a 18 crt gold ring. That i look to a jewler to make it white gold because i hate the look of gold...
Do you have a question about it?
 

ringo865

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I hope the price in your original post is NOT what he charged you to rhodium plate it.

It looks nice in the white, though. Do you have a before picture when it was yellow gold?
 
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