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Pale yellow gold


#1

Hi Orchid, I have a customer wanting a ring in “pale yellow” gold.
Is there a 14k alloy recipe for this? or even better would be sheet
already available from one of the metals suppliers.

any help would be great.
Marya


#2

If you look at the wikipedia page for gold, there is a diagram for
colour in alloys of gold, silver and copper. As 14ct is a over 50%
gold, you’d want only a small amount of copper - but you’ll probably
want to include copper, as just using an Au-Ag alloy will probably
be too soft. Of course, there are all sorts of other whitening
alloys you can use, like gold-palladium, but be careful, because a
small amount of Pd can make the alloy very white; i’ve added Pd to a
normal 22ct yellow alloy before, to turn it into 18ct white, and it
was very, very white!

Jamie Hall


#3

United Refining (1-800-999-fine) has alloys for just about any shade
of gold you want to make and they will help you make the right choice
if you call them.