anyone else have regret over what sort of gold they chose? :/

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: have you had 'gold' or metal regret?
    yes : (21 votes)
    11 %
    no : (128 votes)
    70 %
    sort of! : (35 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I love my e-ring, it’s 18k white gold, but I do love rose gold. I was honestly thinking of pairing a rose gold band with my ering. My center stone is a morganite so it’s got a pink hue to it. 

     

    Post # 5
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have metal regret! My ring is white gold, which is what I wanted, but now I regret it. I really love how classic yellow gold can look. I like rose gold too, when done well. I can’t really change my e-ring though, because the center stone is a blue sapphire, and I really don’t like yellow gold with blue sapphires. Guess I’ll just have to get an RHR or something!

    Post # 6
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    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Sometimes I lust after yellow/ rose gold e-rings and wedding sets too. I love the classic look too, but I didn’t when I chose my set. When I start to feel like that, I window shop online and that satisfies me.

    I will probably request a yellow or rose gold ring for an anniversary one year so that I have options in the future. But I do love my wedding set.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @missebelle:  My original is YG, and I’m switching to Palladium.  If your ring is white gold, just don’t have it replated.  It will eventually show its true YG underneath, right?

    Post # 8
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    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @iiiEllie:  Oh man, I love this ring! I think a rose gold band would look beautiful!

    Post # 9
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    There is some reasearch that proves that people are happier with their choices when they’re given fewer options to begin with. If given too many options, they question their decision.

    I let my FH choose my ring and I wish more women on here would do this, I think they’d be happier, as long as they like their FI’s taste in general. I have zero ring lust, envy, or regret. What my FH chose for me is perfect.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2291 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I chose rose gold and I love it. I’m not a huge fan of white or yellow gold, rose has always been my favorite.

    Post # 11
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    3128 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    DH was completely set on white gold for me (he has also given me a white gold bracelet in the past). I really like gold or rose gold so I have a small amount of metal regret…but I don’t really think about it often. I just wear a lot more gold/rose gold jewelry for everyday wear!

    Post # 12
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    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Sometimes I wish I had gotten yellow gold to match my college ring, which I wear every day. It’s not that big of a deal, though, so I answered “sort of”

    Post # 14
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    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Nope. Mine is platinum and I don’t regret it at all. I do occasionally want to wear other metal colors on that finger… but that’s what other rings are for! I have two yellow gold solitaire/band sets I wear on that finger sometimes.

    Post # 15
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    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @missebelle:  yes and no. I always knew I wanted white metal, and haven’t changed my mind on that; I only like yellow gold in certain pieces of jewellery, mainly ones with coloured gem stones. But, I didn’t research the different types of metal enough, and regretted getting white gold. I’m now having it re-made in platinum, which is still white, but which won’t need re-dipping. 

    Post # 16
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    3362 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    @ceebree:  Most white gold rings are plated to be icy white, but they are also alloyed to be far less yellow than yellow gold. It depends on the particular alloy as to how warm the ring underneath the plating might be, but it will never be comparable to yellow gold (unless someone actually had a yellow gold ring plated to look white, but jewelers don’t generally make or sell those as they are not recommended). Many alloys of white gold are “white” enough to stand alone without plating and never be mistaken as yellow, and generally even warmer rings only look “yellow” in comparison to the white plating that wears off, not by themselves.

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