Post # 1
We were at the mall last night and I did some browsing and trying on to get setting ideas for my morganite RHR. Zales had the EXACT setting I have been stalking on eBay but they only carry it in rose gold (and the ring there is right at $1000 whereas mine all told will clock in more like $400 once I have the stone set locally.) I bought the stone already, and am just waiting for it to arrive. I want to have most decisions made so when it does get here I can be rocking that peachy pink beauty ASAP!
Anyway, I mentioned to the salesperson that I really love the ring but I had to have it in white gold so it would match my wedding set and she looked at me like I had two heads and said it could “take some getting used to.” Um, no – I can’t get used to that. I am slightly OCD, I know this – but is wanting the metals on all of my jewelry to match THAT uncommon?
I love the look of rose gold and in fact yellow gold – but they just can’t live in harmony with my wedding set so not for me. I know mixing and matching is some brides’ “thing” and more power to them! But I can’t be the only one who likes it all to match up?
Please tell me I am not (as odd) an odd duck as I feel like right now, Bees!
Post # 3
I thought mixing metals was the odd way. Most people I know match. This is coming from someone who mixes everything all the time.
Post # 4
I am OCD about mixing metals too.
hah… call me a lunatic but I was panicing about having an engagement ring that I would wear every day not matching some of the yellow gold jewelry I own.
Post # 5
I don’t think it odd at all that you want your metals to match. I like them to match, too. It’s just a matter of preference.
Post # 6
@Mrs. Myrtle Beach: No. I’d say that the majority of people want their metals to match!! Its more unique to mix metals. I don’t like mixed metals.
Post # 7
Most people match their metals. She was just trying to make you feel weird so she could get a sale.
It’s Zales for god’s sake.
Post # 8
Many people match. I feel it’s a dated concept, but certainly not uncommon.
Post # 9
I think matching metals is more common than not matching metals. It would drive me crazy having two different metals that close to each other.
Post # 10
@Mrs. Myrtle Beach: Im a mixy matcher. My ering is white gold, and my wedding band is gold.
My RHR is diamonds laid in platinum, which is all on a yellow 24K gold ring.
When I was younger I absolutely hated the idea of mixing metals, but it’s grown on me quite a bit (obviously) LOL
Post # 11
THANK YOU, I thought I was definitely losing it!
@skippydarling: You made me LOL (as usual!) You are right. She definitely was!
@Bracelet00: I am late 40’s. Heck my ering in the 80’s was a YELLOW GOLD MARQUISE on an 8MM band! That’s some DATED for ya! I am wayyyyyy more trendy now. Even with my matchy metal.
@MrsEME: I think that is awesome. Not for me but awesome!
I added a poll, because they are FUN!
Post # 12
Here is the setting in question! One difference is it has a little split-shank thing going on which I love!
And the Zales version in rose gold:
Post # 13
I’m not much of a metal mixer, either. LOL
Post # 14
I would prefer that all my jewelry metal colors match….however…yellow gold is expensive. I wear silvertone earrings from time to time. but prefer my 22kt yellow gold earrings or my 14kt yg hoops. for bracelets i prefer beaded..some color that matches my outfit. i usually don’t wear necklaces. if i had other rings besides my wedding set…they would be yellow gold.
Post # 15
I have rose and white gold in my ering! love mixed metals as long as they are done right.
Post # 16
@Mrs. Myrtle Beach: pretty setting! it will be gorgeous once it’s done! You aren’t weird for wanting your metals to match! I wear all white metals (e-ring is platinum, everything else is WG or sterling silver). The one exception is one of my RHRs (I wear 3 all the time). FI bought me a claddagh ring my first birthday that we were dating, and it’s yellow gold. I didn’t say anything to him about not wearing yellow gold, because he said he picked it out specifically because it had an amethyst and purple is my favorite color. I thought it was just so darn sweet, so 7 years later I’m still wearing the same yellow gold ring mixed with all my white metals! It does bug me a little that it doesn’t match, though lol