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Antique look for yellow 18K gold

Hi everyone out there…I need help with making the yellow gold
looking like an antique. I use BALCK MAX 331-054 for silver jewelry.
It darkens the deep areas and makes the line of the jewelry more
attractive. I am looking for the same thing for the yellow gold.

Thanks in advance…

I need help with making the yellow gold looking like an
antique. 

Try using Iodine, straight out of the bottle. Still available at
most drug stores.

David L. Huffman

Hi David

Try using Iodine, straight out of the bottle. Still available at
most drug stores 

Thanks for the help. I am new in this. Please let me know do I warm
up the gold or just apply directly …?.

hi, there is actually a very deep dark scientific secret to
antiquing gold. It is called iodine. Don’t laugh, it really works! A
drop, let it sit for a minute or so, rinse and rub it up.

Have fun.
Tom Arnold

Hi Art-C;

 Try using Iodine, straight out of the bottle. Still available at
most drug stores Thanks for the help. I am new in this. Please let
me know do I warm up the gold or just apply directly..?. 

I just put it on cold, after making sure the metal is clean and
grease free. I begins to darken pretty quickly, and fresh
applications darken it further. Higher karat golds are less reactive.
I’ve not tried warming it, but I suppose that would speed up the
reaction.

David L. Huffman

You might try stuller 54-5030 silver black by Griffith. Acid base
oxidizer which produces deep-black patina on silver, gold, copper or
bronze.

Andy " The Tool Guy" Kroungold
Tool Sales / Technical
Stuller Inc
Phone 800-877-7777 ext. 94194
Fax 337-262-7791