Do your same-color golds have to match exactly?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do your same-color golds have to match exactly?
    I don't care if they are just a little different. : (23 votes)
    55 %
    I wear different colors of gold together on purpose. : (5 votes)
    12 %
    I need my whites to match my whites, yellows to match yellows, etc. : (10 votes)
    24 %
    Pie! : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 4
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @DW82:  Need my matchy matchy! I hit vote too fast and forgot about pie 🙁

    I do love mixed golds, but I’m way to crazy to have anything mismatched.  
    I don’t think it’d bother me if my golds were slightly different.
    My original ering’s gold has a yellowish hue, whilst the band is still brand spankin’ new, that doesn’t bother me.

    Could you return the band, if it’s bothering you? 

    Post # 5
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @DW82:  same thing happened with mine. I bought both of my plain 14k yellow gold bands from different stores and then of course my engagement ring came from somewhere else. Each ring has a slight color difference but I cant tell when looking head-on. I can only notice when I look at the back of my finger and focus lol It wasn’t worth passing up the great deal on the price just to get an exact match.

    Post # 6
    1929 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Mine aren’t perfectly the same, but they are different karats… My e-ring is 14k, my wedding band is 18k.  They’re also antiques.  It really doesn’t bother me at all, I hardly notice it and literally no one else will probably ever notice it.

    Post # 7
    8675 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mine are identical because they were made at the same time and poured from the same bar.  I think it would bother me if one was slightly different than the other, but I wouldn’t notice it on other people nor would it bug me.

    Post # 8
    1785 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    you have to get white gold re-dipped every year or so anyways, if you get them redone at the same place they will likely become the same color. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, if you are terribly worried about it for pictures and close ups for the wedding I would just have them both dipped the day before to make sure they are both extra shiny

    Post # 9
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Our set (4 pieces: my engagement ring and wedding band, his mangagement ring and wedding band) will be all the exact same alloy for symbolic reasons, so they’ll match exactly.

    However, I have other alloys of gold, and it doesn’t bother me one bit to mix and match them. There are some alloys I just don’t like (too washed out, too brassy) but not because they’re near a different alloy piece of jewelry. I do think that all precious metals “go” together, as long as the design of the pieces go together.

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