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18K White Gold Alloy


#1

The alloy commonly used to make white gold has typically been
nickle. Yes, it turns the yellow gold white ( mostly) but is tricky
to work with. A really tough metal. I recommend palladium as the
metal
to alloy with pure gold to get 18K or 14K white gold. Yes, it is more
expensive, but a much better white (no rhodium plating required) and
a real pleasure to work with. I’ve pretty much given up nickle-based
white gold alloys in favor of palladium alloys. Far superior in every
way, to my experience.

Jay Whaley


#2

I’ve pretty much given up nickle-based white gold alloys in favor of
palladium alloys.

I mix my white gold

10 grams fine gold
2 grams palladium
1 gram fine silver

Works very well and I never have cracking or breaking problems with
it.

Cheers, Hans
http://www.meevis.com
http://hansmeevis.blogspot.com