Can you wear a plain rose gold band with a platinum ERing?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Rose gold is soft, I would really be worried about it scratching.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Platinum will wear down the rose gold, just as it would white gold.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

@linnylou_88:  Yes I had a guard put on the other day (rose gold ering), and by the time I took it off it had already made a little mark on the band.  I know when I get it sized that it will smooth out, but it was still annoying to see it.  I’d be really scared of it scratching it bad.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well, even if the metals are the same, there will be wear on each ring when they are constantly rubbing together.  If you have two different metals, the softer one is going to wear quicker.  The thing about wearing down gold, is once the metal is gone, it’s gone.  Platinum just gets pushed around, but you don’t lose any metal.  So if you really want to wear them together, you can.  Just keep in mind that the gold band will wear down more quickly and may need to be replaced it in the future.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

@linnylou_88:  To be honest, me either until then but I still love the look! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I love the look of white metal and rose gold but I think you just have to get both in gold and of the same ct. I think 14ct is meant to be the toughest with 18ct, 9ct and 10ct being softer.

I would imagine you could get a platinum ring custom made with rose gold inlay to get the mixed metal look but I would think it would need to be wider than 2mm.

This one is silver and rose gold but you get a similar look.

I would be scared of the damage that could be done. How quickly it damages the ring will depend on what rose gold alloy you have.

I am getting a new e-ring for this reason. My FI is determined he wants out wedding bands to be ‘forever’ rings, I want a certain RG ring I’ve seen and I have an argentium silver ring (he was a student we we got engaged). It would destroy a rose gold ring. It’s really tough, I’ve been wearing it daily (bashing it on things) and its still round, relatively unscratched and untarnished.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wear platinum and gold together. They’re both pretty sturdy bands with no micropave or engravings, and there are no prongs where they touch, so I don’t worry too much about it (though I did worry a little before I got them). If either of your rings has a lot of detail, I probably wouldn’t wear them together. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Jewellery Nut here…

When it comes to “fine jewellery” there are no rules… you can mix and match as you please…

All the metals (ie Sterling – Platinum – Yellow Gold – White Gold – Rose Gold etc) and all the Gemstones

There is however some differences in how metals “wear” (hardness / tarnish) over time, same with Gemstones, different stones have different hardness / strengths as well.

But overall… you shouldn’t worry about this a whole lot.  Just choose what it is you love, and go from there.

 

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