Any bees with 10K gold rings?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have a few vintage rings that are 10K and they’ve held up fine!  They’re hardly scratched, especially compared to my 14K and 18K rings!  My platinum ones have held up the best, so I’d recommend that over 10K 

Post # 4
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a 10k (white) gold engagement ring and a 14k (white) gold wedding band. When I put them on together, there is really no difference (the only place you MIGHT notice a slight difference in color is where it hits the underside of my finger). I have had the engagement ring since late November of 2012, if that helps 🙂


Post # 5
2929 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@AmandaCareBear:  I’ve never had a problem with mine! And I wear a 14k gold ring next to it…..however, they are solderd together and don’t rub

Post # 6
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@AmandaCareBear:  my rhr is 10k and i have had it for about 6 months. looks brand new!

Post # 7
103 posts
Blushing bee


Post # 8
2484 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I used to have a 10k white gold eternity band a couple of years ago and while I never noticed any tarnishing, mine got scratched like crazy which made it lose it’s luster and shine. I was disappointed. I noticed the first couple of scratches maybe two months after I got it. It started to look like sterling silver. :/

Post # 9
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I think it makes a big difference whether they are yellow gold or white gold. White gold is alloyed, and often the lower the gold content, the whiter the ring (though it depends on the alloy, as some 18K WG is quite white unplated). Additionally, most white gold rings are plated in rhodium, so regardless of the gold content, WG rings can match one another.

I primarily wear yellow gold, though, and some 10K YG can discolour very quickly. I’ve even seen 10K YG in jeweler’s cases that was discoloured when it (presumably) had not even been worn yet. Because of the issues I’ve seen with 10K YG, I won’t buy any YG that isn’t at least 14K, and I prefer 18K and above. Last, because YG is usually not plated, 10K will not match 14K or 18K. The difference can be subtle, so that may or may not bother you, but it is an issue for some people.

Post # 10
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

AmandaCareBear:  Mine is 10K white gold, and I haven’t had any issues. I’ve only had it for about a year though. It has what would be considered normal wear on a gold ring. To keep it looking the way it did when purchased, you will have to get any white gold ring replated every now and then. If your jeweler has a warranty to cover this, I definitely recommend it. I will probably get my replated next year.

And no, no tarnish marks on my fingers!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  MKWeddingBee.
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