what is your experience with customer’s expectations of the color of
18 karat yellow? do most large manufacturers plate/strip/gild to
give a 24 karat color? if so, do you think this has created
expectations that 18k should be yellower than it actually is?
do the italian manufacturers of 18k earrings, pendants and chains
raise the color?
do most goldsmiths in canada/america leave 18k in its natural color,
including polishing off the depletion gilding that often results
from repeated pickling? or do you plate/strip/gild to bring the
surface up to 24k color?
my personal preference is 24k color but i’m not the one wearing it;
i’m trying to anticipate the jewelry preferences of north american
white women in the age group of 40 to 65 who would purchase
"artistic" gold earrings, not stone-set, in the $200 price range,
from an unknown designer.