Dy 18k ring tarnishing?

Mcandy

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I bought this DY metro candy ring with yellow sapphires off yoogis closet years ago. Now I noticed that the edge of the ring keeps on getting darker and the gaps of the cable look orange. I tried cleaning it but the edge are still a bit blackish looking. The rest however are so yellow. I never doubted the authenticity because everything looks perfect. Its just weird because it was 18k so how come it seem tarnishing?
 
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I bought this DY metro candy ring with yellow sapphires off yoogis closet years ago. Now I noticed that the edge of the ring keeps on getting darker and the gaps of the cable look orange. I tried cleaning it but the edge are still a bit blackish looking. The rest however are so yellow. I never doubted the authenticity because everything looks perfect. Its just weird because it was 18k so how come it seem tarnishing?
You might be better taking it to a jeweler to have it professionally cleaned. How have you tried to clean it yourself? 18K can tarnish. It’s a metal with alloys in it. I wouldn’t worry about its authenticity, especially considering you’ve already had it for years.
 

Mcandy

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You might be better taking it to a jeweler to have it professionally cleaned. How have you tried to clean it yourself? 18K can tarnish. It’s a metal with alloys in it. I wouldn’t worry about its authenticity, especially considering you’ve already had it for years.
Youre right because I think since i had it for years it should have been worst right?
 

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Gold itself in its purest form may become dirty but does not tarnish. It's the other metals mixed with the gold (ie 18k is only 75% gold and 25% other metals/alloy) that would tarnish. Is it silver and 18k gold mixed? Or the whole piece is 18k? A jeweler can help, or you can use good quality gold cleaner. I use the Connoisseur polishing cloth to clean my jewelry. If it becomes really dirty, I soak it in warm soapy water, dry then polish with the cloth.
 
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Youre right because I think since i had it for years it should have been worst right?
If it was only plated, yes, it would definitely look the worse for wear. As I said before, 18K gold has alloys in it so it can tarnish.
 
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Mcandy

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If it was only plated, yes, it would definitely look the worse for wear. As I said before, 18K gold has alloys in it so it can tarnish.
I remember when i was young. My grandma gave me this ring. I thought it was real. I wore it everyday for years and it never tarnished and then one day i took it out. After 3 days i was shocked that it turned black. I never knew tyat it wasnt gold at all. I guess it makes sense. Especially that its been staying in my jewelry box it should have turned black by now