Can you mix 14k with 18k gold?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

18k gold is softer.  If you choose that it is very likely that you’re 14k gold ring will wear it down a bit.

Post # 4
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  18k is softer than 14k so I suppose an 18k band rubbing against a 14k Ering, in theory, could cause dulling at a certain point but I don’t know anyone with this issue.

My Ering is 18K rose gold but I want my wedding band to look more pink so we’re ordering a 14K rose gold band.  18K rose gold is really peachy looking, almost like yellow gold.  I don’t think it’s going to be a problem!

Post # 5
641 posts
Busy bee

As long as you keep up with re-dipping them in rhodium, all should be well. The platinum problem refers to smoothing around the molecules and is pretty unique to platinum items.

Post # 6
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My engagement ring is 18k gold while my wedding band is 14k. I’ve been wearing them both every day for a little over a year and a half and they are both perfectly fine! I even bought a rose gold spacer just in case but I never wear it. My jeweler said that it would take YEARS, like 50 years, for the gold to even begin to wear down. Just keep up with the rhodium dipping and you’ll be fine!

Post # 7
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@FutureDrAtkins:  My engagement ring is 18K white gold, and my wedding band is 14K white gold. No issues here.

Post # 8
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

When I look at both of them together I can see a difference between 14k and 18k white gold rings that I have had for about the same amount of time. The 18k one is ever so slightly more yellowed.

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