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Tungsten rings - Is Tungsten rings just as good as silver and gold? Does this type of metal have certain degrees of it like gold does such as 10K and 14K. Is their a difference between yellow tungsten and silver tungsten other than color. Is it one degree of tungsten more expensive than the other, because I see a big difference in the price online than I do at the namebrand jewelry stores.

Keane From Waldorf, Maryland asks....
Tungsten carbide rings and wedding bands are remarkable pieces of jewelry in many ways. Unlike rings....
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How do you determine if a seller is knowledgeable and ethical?

Steve From Grover Beach asks....
The best way to determine a seller’s credibility is by becoming an informed buyer and by asking ques....
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I have recently got engaged and got an heirloom as my ring. It is around 60 years old and is very worn, but i love it! Only problem is is that the plating is coming off and showing the dull metal underneath. It has a ruby and two smaller stoned either side. The metal seems to have cracks in it, I really want to keep it but I do not know what the best option for me is? I would like to replate it, but i don't know if this will make the ring weaker or not? Failing that I would love to get it melted down and reset, but I have heard that this also weakens the metal? Are there any other options for me that will not be too expensive? The ring is silver!!

Hello Kathryn, Plating or remelting the metal would not weaken the metal if anything melting and re....
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I have a ring stamped inside 14K and 565.. I know what 14k means but what does 565. mean.

Mike From Victoria BC asks....
Hello Mike, The 585 stamping is used outside of USA and its meaning is 58.5 percent gold which is ....
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Hi i have a 9ct rose gold wedding ring it has i think a letter N on the inside what does that letter mean,also what is the difference with rose gold and yellow gold thanks.

Hello Brenda, The difference between Rose gold and Yellow gold is simply the alloy used in mixing ....
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i have a necklace with 14k Italy on it and have repeatedly done acid test on it and the results show it is 14k but it sticks to an earth magnet. could it b that the other metals in it are magnetic?

josh From Kingsport asks....
I really cant explain it but some legitimate 14K gold items are mildly attracted to a strong magnet,....
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I bought a wedding band set that I didn't realize wasn't sterling silver until it was too late. I have had an allergic reaction to the filling. Is there anything I can coat the ring in so that I can wear it?

Maddison From Lawrencebueg asks....
Hello Maddison, You can use clear nail polish that seems to work for most people. Jon askthejewe....
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I have a number of Western Electric employee award tie tacks received for years of service. Some of them have 'diamond' chips and some don't. One says on the back 1/5 10K, the others says 1/5 10KGF. My question is, What does the 1/5 mean? Does it have anything to do with the diamond chip? The 1/5 is on the ones that have 'diamond' chips in them as well as the one's that don't.. so I am assuming the 1/5 doesn't have anything to do with the 'diamond' in it. Second question: Is there usually something on the ring that indicates whether or not these 'diamond' chips on the tie tacks are genuine diamonds? Thank you for your help. Bonnie White

Bonnie From Sunbury, Ohio 43074 asks....
hello Bonnie, as far as I know 1/5 means 1/5 of a carat or (.20) of a carat. and as to something o....
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I have a ring that my grandmother gave to me, she's had it for at least 20 years and it has 10k pc stamped on the inside and was wondering what that meant. I also have a bracelet she gave me also it has 925 THAI stamped on the inside. I appreciate your help on these questions. Thank you.

Michelle From Santee asks....
hello Michelle, The stamp on your ring indicates that the ring is 10 karat gold, the bracelet is s....
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I was given beautiful earrings with diamonds and rubies for Mother's Day. The stamp on the gold has "KN", 14K, and CHINA on it. What does the "KN" stand for? The reason I ask this, is because I can only wear gold or silver; if I put in cheap metal earrings, my ear lobe gets infected, or at the least starts to hurt. When I put these earrings in, after a few hours one of my lobes started to hurt. I'm not sure if it was from the weight of the earrings, or the "gold". I've never had 14k that was from China.

Donna From Spring Hill asks....
Hello Donna, Thank you for your question, the initial "KN" is the Hallmark of the manufacture of th....
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