不要让"Black Gold"广告愚弄你-这"Black Gold"戒指已镀黑铑。

唐’t Let the “Black Gold”广告骗了你— This戒指已镀黑铑。

Clients frequently ask me if I can design jewelry for them made in 黑色 金. When I try to explain that 黑色 金 jewelry just isn’t a thing, they often send me advertisements from websites that offer it.

When a jewelry company advertises “black 金,” this should raise a red flag.

What Some Manufacturers 唐’t Want You to Know

误导性广告关于"Black Gold"导致心怀不满的客户。

Misleading Ads导致心怀不满的客户。

What many buyers don’t realize is that the “black 金” rings and pendants they see online are either CAD images or pictures of 金 rings plated with 黑色 rhodium. Sellers attract buyers with these eye-catching images and leave the “black rhodium plated” part in the fine print.

People Are Often Surprised When Their 黑金 Wears Off

Other sellers may be more transparent about their use of 黑色 rhodium, but they often do not mention how quickly the 电镀 will wear off.

Does this mean you should not buy 黑色 rhodium plated “black 金” jewelry? Not necessarily – but there are a few things you should keep in mind.

铑电镀–工艺及其持续时间

纯铑。这是一种出色的涂料。

纯铑。这是一种出色的涂料。

镀铑 就像染头发一样。原来的头发颜色不变。头发仅覆盖有一层不同颜色的材料。同样,镀铑不会改变母材的颜色;它只是用不同颜色的金属覆盖。普通铑是白色的。

While a good pink temporary hair dye and a good rhodium 电镀 alike wish to be long-lasting, neither is permanent. Both will fade and will need to be recolored in order to maintain the desired look. In the case of rhodium 电镀, you also have scratches and scuffs to worry about, which will expose the 金 underneath.

根据几个因素,例如珠宝的佩戴频率,镀层的质量以及镀层的外观,您需要在6个月至2年的任何时间进行重新镀层。

黑色铑镀我的戒指要多少钱?部分或全部?

rose 金 with hand engraving and 黑色 rhodium centerA 黑色 rhodium 电镀 will generally cost between $75.00 to $120.00. If you want to just 黑色 rhodium plate a portion of your ring it may actually cost more than 电镀 it in its entirety. This is because we have more prep time to mask off the portion of your ring to be left in its original natural color.

The ring above, is a rose 金 hand engraved wedding band with 黑色 rhodium on the center. It is an excellent example of why a little 黑色 goes a long way. 通过 leaving part of the ring in the original rose 金 the 黑色 area is much more interesting.

Another reason this partial 黑色 rhodium is better than total ring 黑色 rhodium 电镀 is because it can nestle nicely in the detailed recesses giving a longer lasting 黑色 detail. If this ring had a total 黑色 电镀 all over it, the shiny edges would have worn off much more quickly and not in a pleasing way.

黑铑,是或否?

Rose 金, 黑色 rhodium, vintage ring

玫瑰金戒指,部分黑色处理

A well-done 黑色 rhodium 电镀 can really make your jewelry “pop.” 

如果看到“black 金” style online that you just love, find out if they can email you a picture or two of an actual finished ring. This will let you see 真实的东西 and not just the idealized CAD Computer Aided Design image. Their description should explain how they achieve the 黑色 look; check to see if it mentions 黑色 rhodium.

The 黑金 Claim is Getting More Mainstream. Unfortunately

If you love the look of 黑色 rhodium and understand its limitations, I say go ahead and get it! If you plan to order a 黑色 rhodium plated ring online, you should first make sure that there is a jeweler in your area who can re-plate it. That way you’能够保持其独特性’ look!

如果他们说不是,那还有什么’•镀了黑铑吗?

黑色 金

黑色PVD链带18kt玫瑰金

I recently saw this used bracelet with various chips and dings in the 黑色 links. We were unable to do anything to the 黑色 links except steam them as they were PVD coated. I discuss PVD coating in the post, 电镀与PVD涂层. It describes the differences and may help you make a choice if you are searching for a 黑色 or partly 黑色 look for your jewelry.

Other 黑色 details on jewelry besides 黑色 rhodium are oxidation and 黑色 enamel. See my blog:使用氧化,黑铑和黑珐琅制造黑色珠宝.

“So 黑金 Isn’t Real?”

镀黑铑的箭头

科学家最近发现了一种 method for turning nearly any metal 黑色, making 黑色 金 a reality! 通过 using a high-power laser to focus huge amounts of energy on a tiny spot of metal, researchers are able to create microstructures that capture nearly all light that falls on the metal, turning it pitch 黑色.

不幸的是,该过程需要非常昂贵的飞秒激光并需要大量电能。因此,不要指望很快会在珠宝制作中使用该技术!

飞秒激光技术价格下跌时,我们’ll have 黑色 金. But for now we have 黑色 rhodium and a couple other non-permanent techniques. If someone tries to sell you 黑色 金, it’s a fiction. If they try to sell you 黑色 rhodium plated 金 or platinum, it’s a fact!

黑铑珠宝商,
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Antoinette Matlins
在4年前

和往常一样,做得很好的马蹄莲!我还要指出,根据所使用的过程,“black”看起来更像是“gunmetal gray” rather than a true 黑色. True 黑色 can be accomplished, however, by oxidation, but only on a flat surface. I have a wonderful ring by a Turkish designer (during the Ottoman empire, much of the 金 jewelry was oxidized to make the stone “pop” — to use your word) that is made in 24 karat 金. It has a very wide shank leading to the flattened top; the top is oxidized to create a… 阅读更多»

The Goddard Company
戈达德公司
在4年前

马蹄莲, thank you for your post. I would fall into the category of duped 黑色-gold buyers if you hadn’t shared this!
关于欺骗,还有其他金属要注意吗?我想确保始终购买“the real thing”!

Lance
在4年前

大多数人不’我们不知道那里有黑金,而且仅在东部山脉沿线的几个峡谷中发现。由于私人财产所有者的隐私要求,我不会指出更具体的位置。
这是非常罕见的,不是金,不是铑。它具有非常不同寻常的特性。

Iviang Torre
伊万·托雷
回复  马蹄莲金
在4年前

My friend bought a piece of 黑色 金 jewelry in Italy, is that also a 黑色 rhodium? She was told that Italy has the best 黑色 金.

Abe S
安倍
3年前

Thank you 马蹄莲, I really like the way 黑色 jewellery looks. What permanent 黑色 metal do you recomend to mount a precious stone on?

Andy
安迪
3年前

What about 金-chromium-cobalt alloys? After extensive research I’ve found that the oxide produced with the variant 金-cobalt alloy after heat treatment is better than just a 电镀 because it penetrates the surface more. Granted, my ability to produce said alloy is limited, however I could share my detailed findings if you’对实验感兴趣。

Brooke
布鲁克
3年前

HI! My engagement ring is 黑色 金 how do I find someone to plate it? I’米在肯塔基州,采摘很苗条。

Brooke
布鲁克
回复  马蹄莲金
3年前

我邮寄并镀上这笔钱要花多少钱?

Erica
埃里卡
3年前

Thanks for all of the info! If I were to want a different look could I allow the 黑色 rhodium to wear off to reveal the underlying (white) 金? Is there a process necessary to remove the 电镀? Does the 电镀 do damage to the underlying 金?

samuel sands
塞缪尔·桑兹
2年前

wow 马蹄莲金 i can make 黑色gold how can you call your self a jeweller if you can not do this easy alloy of 金 and it dose not have rhodium in or on it this is the funny’我已经读了很长时间的东西,必须铸造,不能滚压,很难,我不会告诉你应该知道什么合金

Samuel
塞缪尔
2年前

ok so you need a hand well do you know what cobalt is and what colour it is yes its blue similar to platinum but a bit darker now what happens if you first melt the cobalt and add carbon to it what colour do you get then thats all i a willing to tell you but i have made 6 wedding bands which are 14k 黑色 金 and only one has come back because it snapped (p.s) there are a lot of different types of carbon have fun you may need help from a ex foundry worker to get… 阅读更多»

samuel
塞缪尔
回复  马蹄莲金
2年前

no you can not resize a ring it will micro crack or microfracture or if you get unlucky it will explode in to multple pieces if you try it has to be recast to size and you will have to add some more carbon for some will be lost in the melting process how do you not know this you will have to make more 黑色gold for the casting process so you can account for contraction

Michael Perlin
迈克尔·佩林
回复  塞缪尔
2年前

亲爱的塞缪尔,
你的提议不是真的“Black Gold”. It has serious limitations as a jewelry item. 浆纱 is an important benefit to a 金 or platinum ring and using cobalt eliminates that option.
I would suggest to you that if you have actually created a viable and usable 黑色 金 that you present a paper at the Santa Fe Symposium in New Mexico. The remainder of the industry would be very interested in your findings

Michael Perlin
迈克尔·佩林
2年前

我最近不得不回答有关客户的问题 ’s request for 黑金. I found your blog about 黑金 extremely helpful in explaining to this client that there is no 黑色 金 , but rather it is 金 which is plated. Thank you for providing your customers with so much educational material on all aspects of jewelry. 通过 making your customer’明智的做法是,您已确保他们的忠诚和尊重。很棒的马蹄莲。