Can a yellow gold ring be converted to white gold?

February 11, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Men's Gold Ring

erin asked:

There is a ring that I am in love with, that I was given, but its yellow gold and I prefer white gold. Is it possible to get it coated or something? If so, how much would it cost?

18K Gold Bracelet



2 Responses to “Can a yellow gold ring be converted to white gold?”
  1. Handmade Rings

    Yes you can get it dipped. I have no idea of the cost but go to a good jeweler to have it done.

  2. Tungsten Rings

    Yellow gold is an alloy of gold and copper, white gold is an alloy of gold, and a silverish metal, like nickel, or palladium. So you can’t convert a yellow gold ring to white gold.

    Plating may be an option. (I’m a metallurgist, not a jeweler, so you’ll have to ask them, but we plate aircraft engines parts all the time) I’d say your best bet would be Rhodium, Platinum, or Palladium plating.

    Just take it to a jeweler and ask if it can be Rhodium, Platinum, or Palladium plated… (all are precious noble metals that won’t tarnish) it should look just like white gold after that. You might have to have it redone every couple of years though, as thin coatings can get scratched.

    Not sure how much they’d charge for it.

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