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X1 White Gold - Opinions


#1

Do any of you use X1 white gold? Thoughts? Pros and Cons?


#2

I have used it, extensively, and have found it to be quite a bit more brittle than the standard white. I started asking myself if I was going to be plating it anyway, why bother? That and it’s just not available in most of the mountings and findings, at least not tomorrow. I really, really wanted to like it and I still do, but it’s just not practical for me.


#3

Seth,

I have used “14K X-white” casting grain for several years and have used it for most of my white gold orders. I avoid it when I have to set many stones by drawing beads or moving much metal, just too hard to work with, but stays white without ever plating later.

Jon Michael Fuja


#4

Winter white alloy from David Fell
makes a wonderful 14kt white gold
that is malleable and does not need
plating.


#5

Yeah. I love that stuff!!


#6

Andy_c
You have had a good experience with X1? Any tips to have good results with brittleness?


#7

No! So sorry. My post was sloppy. I was responding to your comment, Richard, on Winter White…


#8

Hello all
Thank You Richard and Andy for your kind words regarding our Winter White alloy. These higher nickel alloys do vary from suppliers but we think we have a good mixture of Nickel to provide a grade 1 white color that does not require plating but is not too brittle. It is definitely harder than a standard white so there may be some design limitations.

I would like to offer one free 1oz sample of the W inter White alloy (without gold) along with a technical data sheet for all who is interested and who signs up to our DHF database.

Thank You
Ken Babayan
DHF Inc.