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Protective Clear Coat for White Gold Ring?
September 17, 2008
I have a hammered style 18k white gold wedding band that begins to turn yellow after only a few months. I'm currently paying $40 2-3 times a year so that I can have the whiteness of the band maintained.
Is there any type of 'clear coat' that could be applied that would prevent the rhodium from wearing off so quickly?
student - San Diego, California
September 25, 2008
Hi, Bill. Anything can be clearcoated, but I doubt that it will substantially help against wear. I think you should look for a jewelry store that can apply a heavier and higher quality rhodium layer. Two to three replatings per year is way overboard. Please see our FAQ: Rhodium Plating and White Gold.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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