Question Can you melt 14kt gold and 21kt gold together to use for
making a cast item?
The reason I am asking this is I am in the process of designing a
wedding band for my future daughter inlaw. I have my son’s mothers
band, his grandmothers band and his great grandmothers band, which
are all 14kt gold. He wants to use a small amount of gold from each
of these rings in the new band so his new wife will have part of
each of his grandmothers rings. that is, the gold on her hand will
have been worn for a cumulative total of over 150 years. The
engagement ring has been planned for 18 kt gold. To make the bands
match, I had thought of proportioning the 14kt gold from the old
rings with 21kt gold to come up with a color approaching 18kt gold.
However, someone told me they thought I would have problems doing
this as the metals are dissimilar and would not melt together
properly. Is this true? Do I need to change to 14kt gold for the
Any help for this student of the arts would be greatly appreciated.