Post # 1
Hello folks, me again.
FI and I have found a wedding ring that we BOTH adore (finally!). https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/126385013/14kt-white-gold-diamond-flower-wedding?ref=sr_gallery_19&ga_search_query=flower+wedding+band+ring&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=14&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&sent=1 This is the one.
However, I was wondering whether 14k white gold will be ok against palladium? Or should I ask to get the ring made in palladium?
Also how often does 14k white gold need to be redipped? Is it expensive?
Thanks in advance
Post # 2
OrchidsandCandles: Depends on your style! What are you hoping for your set to look like? I would try on all of them, and see if mixing metals is for you.
I have a 14k white gold e-ring and wedding band. I added a 3mm Tungsten Carbide band to the mix (I wore that Tungsten Carbide band while at work instead of my e-ring and decided to keep it to stack).
Post # 3
Sofetch15: Would the difference in metals be very obvious?
I want the wedding ring to complement my e ring but at the same time look like it is a separate entity, if that makes sense?
Do you think palladium will erode the plating on the white gold faster?
Post # 4
I think it would be safest to ask if it could be made in palladium, there shouldn’t be too big of a price difference. That being said I don’t think it would be too obvious, especially at first. It may be more clear as it wears. White gold needs to be redipped about once a year for most people but it could be more or less depending on the way it reacts with your skin.
Platinum and palladium are more similar then gold and palladium, though, so if price wasn’t an object I would rather have the band in platinum then 14k.
Post # 5
OrchidsandCandles: The difference in the metals on my rings are very noticeable. I like it that way though, so it doesn’t bother me.
They would also be noticeable with a 14k white gold and palladium. They’re 2 different metals. Palladium is a little darker than 14k white gold (& not nearly as dark as Tungsten). But I think with the flow you want between the 2, it’s may very well look nice and be what you’re looking for. Hence why I suggested going in to a jewelers and trying them all on to compare. See how you feel about mixing. And if it’s not for you, you know to stick with a 14k white gold band to match.
I’m not sure if palladium would erode the plating on the white gold any faster than any other metal. 2 metals touching/rubbing against the other would necessitate for the ring to be re-dipped (they even suggest re-dipping white gold rings to keep them looking new as they are – just the general wear and tear on them everyday).
Post # 6
Thanks folks! I’ve asked for a wax mould (most important thing is whether it fits underneath my e ring or not lol). But I sincerely hope he can make it in palladium and white sapphire (to save some of FI’s pennies 🙂 ). I don’t think I could have white gold, the whole redipping and the possibility of wear/tear from the palladium band, I am not sure about.
Fingers crossed it will work out!
Post # 7
OrchidsandCandles: i’d go for palladium. It’s much darker than white gold. It usually costs about $80 more than white gold – actually at my jewellers it was the same price.
Post # 8
Good luck- it’s a beautiful ring!