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Keeping rose gold red


#1

im fabricating with 18k yellow gold and 18k rose gold. the rose gold
is depleteing to look like yellow gold in the pickle and due to the
fabrication i cant get into some areas to sand through the surface.
any ideas to get the colors to show their true colors?


#2
im fabricating with 18k yellow gold and 18k rose gold. the rose
gold is depleteing to look like yellow gold in the pickle and due
to the fabrication i cant get into some areas to sand through the
surface. any ideas to get the colors to show their true colors? 

Electrostripping
Bombing
Acid etch
sandblast or beadblast
tumbling with suitable media…

The depeleted surface layer is not thick. You don’t have to remove
much metal to get back to the true color.

Peter Rowe


#3
im fabricating with 18k yellow gold and 18k rose gold. the rose
gold is depleteing to look like yellow gold in the pickle and due
to the fabrication i cant get into some areas to sand through the
surface. any ideas to get the colors to show their true colors? 

I can sympathize with your situation. Working in 2 metals is not
easy.

The puzzle to solve is the design and fabricating sequence. During
planning stage, one must keep in mind final assembly and design and
plan accordingly.

There are no easy rules to follow. Every project will have it’s own
quirks. You are going to have to think through each and every step,
and consider all the implications.

I will have a DVD coming out shortly, which is relevant to this
discussion.

It is a ring done in 2 metal - 18k yellow gold and silver/platinum
alloy. It should give an idea of how some of these problems are
handled.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#4

I am jumping into this a little late has anyone suggested a good
quality anti tarnish like luxiflux ? this may cut back on the
oxidizing of the heavy copper content in the rose gold, during
soldering try to heat metal as little as possible to minimize the
fine gold layer after pickling , my recipe for solderingdip or
firescale coating or whatever you want to call it is two oparts
denatured alcohol 2 parts 1 part luxiflux and a few spoonfulls of
boric acid or as much as will dissolve in the soloution adjust the
portions as fits your own needs -

goo