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porosity in 19k white gold!!

emeraldcrazed

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Driving in my car I saw a black speck on the side of my ring which was cast in 19k white gold. I was hoping it was just dirt. I stopped at a jewelry store and looked thru their loupe and it has little pits all over one side of the ring. I have only had this ring for maybe 2 weeks. Why did I not see this earlier (I have louped it before today) I am also unhappy that they didn't match my baguettes better but I am having them changed. What do I do? I'm not sure I want to have another one made by them. It isn't that noticable with out the loupe but I'm worried if I ever need to polish or resize it the holes will get bigger like with my platinum ring that had porosity. Any advice would be great!!!
 

Michael_E

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Ask the folks who did it if they have a laser or pulse arc welder. Either one is capable of micro welding the porosity and making the metal look solid again.
 
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