Gold band: 14k v. 10k v. gold-filled

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal would be best?
    14k gold : (13 votes)
    52 %
    10k gold : (12 votes)
    48 %
    gold-filled : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Gold fill will not last as long as you want it too. I would suggest either 10k or 14k. The wedding band my guy got came in both and the sales associate recommended he get 10k because it’s a studier metal and he works with his hands. I was a bit concerned with the metals matching because  both my rings are 14k, but you can barely tell. 

    Good luck picking!

    Post # 3
    Member
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wear a plain white gold band as my everyday ring (feels like I’m not wearing a ring & rarely have to take it off). I went 10k, because it’ll hold up longer. DH also got 10k & no complaints, other than that the “flat” textured parts of our bands (which alternate with shiny) are already scuffed a little. 

    Post # 5
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    2041 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 1995

    Gold is softer than the alloys they add so 14 k is softer than 10 k. Men often do better with 10 k if they are hard on their hands. 

    Post # 6
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

    Have you considered other metals? Perhaps titanium if he is hard on his hands?

    I doing something similar. My guy wants a ring after we do the official question pop. We too are getting married but not technically ‘engaged’. I’m already planning the wedding and we have the ring but he wants to do the down on one knee thing. This is what we are thinking.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271232390728

    6mm-Titanium-Cocobolo-wood-Inlaid-Wedding-Ring-TIR4062

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Olgarie.
    Post # 8
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

    rosecut:  Makes sense. Have you checked jtv.com ? I like thier stuff. 10k will probably work best for a man where durability is concerned. 

    Post # 9
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    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Dixon Brewer Park

    i would personally get on amazon or something and get a titanium or tungsten, they wont bend or scratch ( my husband wears his everyday and he has a pretty rough job) most are pretty budget friendly, leave it to my husband to have to have camo. but they have really nice rings that will last just as long. 

    Post # 10
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    489 posts
    Helper bee

    rosecut: My husband has 10k, because it’s harder than 14k. I even had my eternity band made in 10k for the same reason. Just curious, but why does his have to be the same type of gold? If you want to match, you can always have the same color. 

    Post # 12
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    692 posts
    Busy bee

     

    rosecut:  FYI, women are more likely to hit on men who are wearing wedding bands. Those bitches! 

    10k would be a safe bet. It’s strong, cheaper, and looks about the same. I’d check out eBay. There are lots if solid gold bands for cheap.

    Post # 13
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    489 posts
    Helper bee

    rosecut:  Gotcha… 10k sounds like the best option, besides, it will be sentimental no matter what, because you got it for him. 

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