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Greeness of Green gold


#1

Would a green gold in 18k composed of 750 Parts gold 215 parts silver and 36 parts copper be sufficiently green or more toward the yellow side of the colour spectrum?


#2

It’s green-ish. It’s also very soft. All by itself it looks like off yellow-ish Gold. It only looks green to me when contrasted with a high karat 18-22KT yellow and/or rose gold. To get the best color contrast in colored golds I find that a satin finish shows it off the best. When highly polished the contrast disappears in all of the reflections. It’s a dream to roll, and manipulate because it’s so soft. Color matching solder is another thing though. I’ve mixed green gold 50/50 with yellow solder to get an approximate color match.
Have fun with it and post pics when you’re done.
Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#3

I prefer high karat yellow golds anyway, they are more true to the properties of 24k gold anyway. I was wondering another thing. Is there a way to legally solder fine silver or 24k gold? (And still be able to hallmark them as 999)


#4

I know I can fuse, but you cannot fuse every joint. (Such as attaching bezel) So having to fuse them would be a design limitation, which there already is desired limitations due to there excessive softnesss, (but not unusablility as pure gold and silver wear more similar to platinum.)


#5

I meant design not desired


#6

It would be more yellow than just silver and gold. If you need additional hardness a touch of nickel will help.

Jo


#7

Thanks for the replies and help :slight_smile: