What alloy is used to achieve 18K champagne shade of gold. Has
anyone experimented with this with results? Is this currently
patented? If yes, who has the rights to it?
I've been using the name for any gold that isn't distinctly pink or
yellow, for several years. Wasn't aware that anyone else had come up
with the same idea...
I think wines of all sorts vary in color, and Champagne probably
does, too, according to the vintage. You could experiment and try to
match what you had at your last party, then the next bottle might not
be the same.
There's a proprietary color from Hoover and Strong, Peach, which is
somewhat between yellow and pink, and I've used random combinations
of that, yellow, and pink gold in melts that rolled out to unique
colors, which, for lack of a better term, I refer to as "champagne
gold". Short of sending a sample to a lab for a quantitative
analysis, there's no way for me to tell you what's in it, and that's
part of its charm.
You can look at a few places on my site to see what I mean.
Pictures don't do it justice, and unless I'm looking at it in
natural light next to distinctly yellow or rose gold, I'm never quite
sure what it is.