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Thread: Silk Knotted Necklace - 18ct Bolt Ring next to 9/ 14ct Clamshell Tip?

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    Default Silk Knotted Necklace - 18ct Bolt Ring next to 9/ 14ct Clamshell Tip?

    Hello.

    I am struggling to find 18ct gold clamshell tips to go with my 18ct gold jumbo bolt rings. All that I can find is 9ct in the UK and 14ct from abroad (not ideal).

    So the question is, is it OK to use a different carat metal next to the bolt ring or will this cause uneven wearing? Or some other problem?


    I have not ordered them yet, but depending on the size of the clamshell's loop, I may need an intermediate jump ring, but, the same theory applies with mixing the carat of the metal.


    Help greatly appreciated.

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    If you want to string (pearls?) properly then you should give clamshells a miss and use french wire/gimp.
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    The main reason not to mix carats, is that there will be a difference in colour, more apparent in the hand, than in a photo.

    If this is important to you, then use the same carat. Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    If you want to string (pearls?) properly then you should give clamshells a miss and use french wire/gimp.

    Thank you for this advice, I was nervous to use gimp wire with 18ct gold for some reason and my pearl books do not reference 18ct gold at all so was at a loss.

    This gives me confidence.

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    Thank you Dennis, good point about colour change.

    Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberjHarper View Post
    Thank you for this advice, I was nervous to use gimp wire with 18ct gold for some reason and my pearl books do not reference 18ct gold at all so was at a loss.

    This gives me confidence.
    There are different colours of gold French Wire available.
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