(Closed) Band shopping

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When FI bought my engagement ring 2 years ago there wasn’t much of a price difference between platinum and which gold so he went with platinum. Now it is extreme. I paid around $1,500 more for my band in platinum than in white gold. I never want to change my setting so for use we just bit the bullet and paid the extra.

Post # 4
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1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

White gold is going to have to get replated no matter what – how often we will just depend on rubbing, how active you are, the amount of acid in your skin, etc.  But WG doesn’t look the same as platinum anyway, so you are always going to be able to tell the difference, even right after replating.  It just depends how much YOU care… most other people won’t even be able to tell.

In terms of palladium, where are you going that it is comparable in price to platinum?  Everything I have seen online and every experience I have had in a jewelry store has been that palladium is WAY less expensive than platinum.  (For example, my FH’s band was $1300 in platinum, $540 in white gold, and $400 in palladium!)  I would check out some more options if you like the idea of palladium and don’t want to spend platinum money.

Post # 6
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1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Shaydenise – I had good luck looking at prices on Blue Nile, which is where we ordered FH’s band.  Unfortunately, it does not look like they make women’s bands in palladium.  (Weird?)  I also found that regualr jewelry stores are having more and more bands in palladium, and can often order bands in palladium. 

For what it’s worth, FH and I also looking into having a band made in palladium because he was worried about not being able to find exactly what he wanted.

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