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Reshanking old rose gold band


#1

Hello, I am searching for some helpful hints on successfully soldering
new 14 karat red gold to an old 14 karat rose gold wedding band. I
attempted to use a 14 karat easy red gold solder (1350 degree F) and
the old metal bubbled and fused to the new 14 karat red gold before
the solder could reach flow temperature. Then, of course there was
con- siderable pitting to deal with during cleanup.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

David Welch


#2

David,

You might find success by using “Repair solder” it’s low melting temp
and ease of flow should work for you. Repair solders lean toward the
red colour anyway, if the colour isn’t a perfect match you can
electro-plate the entire piece.

I hope that helps,
Dean


#3

Hey David,

Working with rose gold solders in my experience is no fun. We would
probably use a higher carat solder than normal like 18ct. Try it

Cheers, Johnny.


#4
Hello, I am searching for some helpful hints on successfully
soldering new 14 karat red gold to an old 14 karat rose gold wedding
band. I attempted to use a 14 karat easy red gold solder (1350
degree F) and the old metal bubbled and fused to the new 14 karat
red gold before the solder could reach flow temperature. Then, of
course there was con- siderable pitting to deal with during cleanup.

David ,

I have found the rose gold solder does not need to melt all the way
to fill the joint ,I prefer white past flux for rose gold.I am sure
the alloys of the new gold and old gold are different . My approach
would be to get a little decorative around the joint something that
goes with the rest of the design,even to add a thicker piece of a
different color say a 18k yellow in the joint.It would be a more
pleasing line that to have a bad solder joint. Anything to cover the
joint ,My customers would usally like the idea.

Michael Devlin


#5

Hello,

If you pre-solder the ends of the shanks first with silver solder
(small amounts !!!) and then with the gold solder will clear the
problem you have. Have fun !!!

Regards Pedro
Palonso@t-online.de