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white gold ring - change to yellow gold

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s88 Fri 07-Nov-14 21:04:35

My engagement ring is 18ct white gold , when we get married I want yellow gold. Does anyone know if it is possible to have my engagement ring dipped or plated in yellow gold to match?

Redtartanshoes Fri 07-Nov-14 21:46:34

It is I think, but it doesn't last very long so you'd have to be prepared to have it done every 6-9 months

PassTheCremeEggs Fri 07-Nov-14 22:04:44

Try swimming in a heavily chlorinated pool while wearing it - reduced my 18ct white gold eternity ring to yellow gold. Only after the event did I look it up and discover that white gold and chlorine really don't mix... hmm

Probably not the answer you wanted - I just snatched an opportunity to rant!

ChrissieLatham Fri 07-Nov-14 22:19:54

Or try alcohol gel. My white gold ring is now yellow thanks to working in hospitals. Preferred the white gold myself!

s88 Fri 07-Nov-14 22:22:57

Iv had it for nearly 7 years and it's still exactly the same . not like iv read about white gold turning yellow. although I suspect it has nickel in it as was made in Turkey , it is not allowed in UK apparently

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 08-Nov-14 08:52:01

Iirc very good quality white gold will keep its colour as it's been plated thicker. If Turkey is anything like Greece then the jewellery tends to be much better quality than in the UK as a general rule.

GiniCooper Sat 08-Nov-14 09:12:57

Could you not get it reset in a yellow gold band?

s88 Sat 08-Nov-14 15:31:41

Ok so iv just been into a local jewelers and they can re set it into a 18ct yellow gold band for about £100 ! brilliant so that's what I shall do smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 08-Nov-14 15:42:41

Result!

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