Try working in 14k palladium white gold. Avoid nickel-based white
gold. The palladium white gold is really nice to work with, solders
beautifully without much oxidation, polishes really nicely. It is a
great alloy to work with if you are going to fabricate in white
gold. Bends easily, regardless of gauge. If you use nicke-based
white gold, you will be cursing it if you are trying to bend a thick
wire into a ring. I’ve bent 14g. palladium white gold sheet into
rings pretty easily.
Some people like to use separate soldering pads, separate files,
andbuffs, but I don’t bother for I combine gold and silver together
in my jewelry. As for pickle, I just use good ole sodium bisulfate,
but I’m sure other Ganoksin members will have their recommendations.
Have fun working with white gold! Remember, avoid nickel-based white