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Scratching of Lucida Band

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  1. carloscastaneda
    Rough_Rock

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    by carloscastaneda » Jun 11, 2001
    I am buying my girl the Lucida band from the same manufacturer as Tiffany's. However, no one has been able to explain to me why the band scratches so easily. I was under the impression that Platinum was harder than gold. But, a friend who has the same ring has got hers scratched up quite a bit...Can anyone shed some light on this issue?Thanks In Advance--
     
    


    


  2. pricescope
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    by pricescope » Jun 11, 2001
    Carlos, you are right. Hardness of platinum is 3.5 while only 2.5 for gold. Besides, platinum alloys used in jewelry usually contain 5% Iridium which make it even harder.If your friend was able to scratch her platinum band, imagine if it would be gold [​IMG]
     
  3. lawmax
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    by lawmax » Jun 11, 2001
    Platinum scratches but can be polished up. It is not as brittle as white gold and does not cause allergic reactions as white gold can. I've read things that say something to the effect that the platinum sort of "moves over" when scratched, whereas you actually "lose" the gold when it gets scratched. Confirm that.The whiteness of white gold will be lost with time and it will have to be plated.Just a bit of information.
     
  4. carloscastaneda
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    by carloscastaneda » Jun 11, 2001
    I'm dealing w/ Jon from GoodOldGold, I believe the moderator referred u to him before. He's got a pretty good rep over on Diamondtalk, he also posted this a while back which i believe is what your really interested in-
    http://www.diatalk.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=7575 Let me know if u need anything else, I haven't purchased yet but am awfully close...Just tell him Big Al sent you.
     
    


    


  5. HopingToGetWhatIWant
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    by HopingToGetWhatIWant » Jun 11, 2001
    Carlos,
    Where did you get this Lucida???Thanks for the tip about the platinum, I had also heard about the "move over" vs. "scratch off". Good to Know!
     
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    by pricescope » Jun 11, 2001
    Hi Carlos,When you'll get your ring, please post your experience here.
     
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