linked white spam or linked sterling spam ?
I now so want a ring made of 'spam', imagine that, I had no idea that white gold and sterling silver were both spam, I thought you just ate it in sandwiches (if desperate)
White gold is a mixture of some silver, nickel or zinc combined with a little copper to give the alloy a yellowish color and this alloy is added to gold to make white gold. Sterling silver is practically all silver.
Ive always wondered this same question haha. i link just plain gold or sterling silver
One is gold and one is silver. I thought this would be self explanatory.
Cagsil, gold is not 100% gold unless it is 24 KT gold. Anything less will be gold mixed with other metals such as copper, silver, zinc, and nickel. Sterling silver is about 93% silver and the other 3% is usually copper.
My wedding ring is white gold. They told me that it was actually yellow gold mixed with nickel. Then they dipped into something to "Rotiam Plate ii"??? ..... That's what the jeweler told me.
White gold alloy used to be mostly a mix of gold and nickel, however some people are allergic to the mix (the reaction is called "nickel itch" actually).
So typically, if you bought your ring within the last decade it has less nickel in it to cut down on nickel itch and a certain amount of brittleness that a nickel heavy alloy is susceptible to. The newer alloys have caused complaints that they are too yellowy. As a result white gold is constantly being tinkered with to find a brighter whiter white (like light-bulbs!)
Rhodium is actually in the platinum family, which is where it gets its white color from. But rhodium as a metal is too brittle to work with, however it works very well with electroplating, which is what your jeweler did to make it top white.
Gold is very mallable, it has to be mixed with a metal to add strength. However, gold is yellow but mixed with other alloys (metals) it turns white, but not a bright white. Rhodium plating is a process that only takes a few minutes. It's a liquid solution and many refer to it as a dip. But, it works like electrolysis and it makes the ring shiny.
Available in the USA
platinum- hypo allgernic
A combination of differnt alloys to get the properties desired.
gold comes out of the ground never pure but 3 colors. yellow the most common. white and green.
by Kelly 6 years ago
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by dbrennan90 8 years ago
Hi dbrennan90A tip for the future. This amount of information should really go into a hub. You obviously put a lot of work into it and it makes an interesting read.
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