I am a fledgling jeweler and will probably get someone more
experience to do this for me, but I would like to have a 22k ring
wedding band. I just really like the color. I understand that 22k
gold is soft, but I’d like to know about the following from more
Can the softness of 22k gold be compensated for enough in the
design to allow for reasonable daily wear. The ring would begin as
hammered so that small scratches and dings might blend in.
How wide and thick must a ring be to stand up to this kind of
wear? Might I get away with a 2.5mm to 3mm band if it was round
rather than half round or square with a height of 2mm?
Does fabricating or casting make a difference in terms of
If I went with 20k instead would this significantly increase he
hardness (and would it appreciably dim the color)?
Why is 20k alloy not widely available to work with or seen much
If you can answer me any of this questions, I’d really appreciate