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Changing a Yellow Ring to White

Changing a Yellow Ring to White

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 11:42 am by Preston

How do you change a yellow gold ring to white gold or silver? That's a question we hear in here quite a bit.

There's really no easy answer to that. The only way to keep your ring and change from gold to "silver" color is to electroplate the metal. This involves using an electrical current to bond another metal to the surface of your ring. The problem with this technique is that the layer of metal is so microscopic that it wears off in weeks to months, depending on how well you wear your ring. The yellow gold will show through the rhodium plating, and it will no longer have a white color.

For these reasons, we recommend not to plate a yellow ring white. The only other option, then, is to re-make the ring. The quickest and probably the best way to do that is to make a mold of the ring, and create a new ring by the lost wax casting method. You would be left with a brand-new ring, the exact same shape and dimensions, but in white gold, platinum, or silver!

We can re-make a ring using our lost-wax casting method.