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klawrence2

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I am a novice metalsmither attempting to create my own diamond bands. I flush set some in an 18K green gold band that turned out beautifully and I want to do the same in a white colored band. I''m having trouble determining what the best metal to use may be. I don''t think white gold is the answer because it is not really white and I don''t want to have to plate it. Platinum may be beyond my budget. I recently experimented with some pure palladium and that too still looks grey to me. Is there anything else out there?
 

Imdanny

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white gold with palladium as an alloy, which doesn't need plating and is "white"? maybe? There is such a thing. Don't know if it's available to you or if you'd want to use it. Hopefully others can chime in.
 

Imdanny

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It''s of matter of individual taste, I guess, but I''m curious that you find palladium to be too grey. I love the color of palladium! Oh well. Just trying to give you another option.
 

klawrence2

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i think maybe I am also just to used to working with a lot of silver, you can''t get any whiter than that... but I dont think its a good choice for me for setting diamonds.
 
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