I’ve cast 14k and 18k before, but now my question is I’m making a
piece for my own use and like the 18k because it is easy to tap down
a bezel tightly on an somewhat irregular surfaced coin pearl I’ll be
bezel setting, but for me the color is a little too yellow/orange to
go with the 14k that I wear. Can I add some 14k to the 18k? Will this
cause a disaster and end up not a pleasing color at all?
Or would you suggest a different 18k? If I end up making more pieces
and want to sell them at my art show booth I’m going to want to find
an 18k color I’m happy with and won’t be able to add 14k to tone it
down and then sell if for 18k I’m using the standard 18k grain from
Rio. I see that for instance Hoover and Strong(am I remembering that
right?) has various 18k colors they sell and they show small pictures
of it but I cannot tell from them if I like the color or not. I am
looking for a nice rich color but also one that looks fine when worn
next to 14k. Yet I don’t want an 18k that only looks like 14k. Is
there a happy medium?
I’m hoping for 2 answers then. First for my own use can I add 14k to
18k to tone down the color of 18k I’m using now. Second, can anyone
suggest an 18k color and where they bought it, that they feel sells
to customers that wear mostly 14k?