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chrono

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While we are on the topic of various coloured gold, I saw purple gold a few years ago in Asia. I wonder why it''s never hit the US market? I thought it was very beautiful.
 

mochi

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oh... any pictures???
 

Fly Girl

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Here''s a link that I found. Link The article indicates that the alloy is brittle, and pictures a cast purple gold "gem" that looks a bit like an amethyst.
 

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QVC in the US have been selling purple, brown, black, red, etc gold chains for a while. However I think these are a coating applied to a normal gold chain.
 

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Date: 3/21/2009 11:15:17 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds
QVC in the US have been selling purple, brown, black, red, etc gold chains for a while. However I think these are a coating applied to a normal gold chain.
Recently, there was quite a discussion about brown gold on Orchid (a jeweller''s discussion list). As far as I remember, there seemed to be someone selling a brown gold alloy, but with a lot of working restrictions. There was also an alloy "recipe" posted a while back, but it didn''t seem to come out brown when tested.

Coated gold is much more common than these rather alchemical alloys.
 
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