(Closed) Help! Do You Think This Is Possible?!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

(sorry this is a long post!) I’ve had some jewelers say don’t mix the metals, and others who say it’s fine to mix them. these jewelers were from reputable stores.

the explanation is this: when you scratch white gold, you are removing a microscopic sliver from it. that’s how it eventually wears down. when you scratch platinum, no metal is being removed. it’s like running your finger along a block of clay. the metal moves, but none falls off so the ring doesn’t wear down. but not one is necessarily harder than the other.

but seriously, I’ve heard so many different opinions on this it’s hard to know what to believe!

since your e-ring is platinum, I think it’s worth it to wear another platinum band next to it. down the line, they will develop a patina but they will always match. white gold will very slightly discolor and scratch. you would need to get it rhodium dipped and polished every now and then to keep it white, and then it would look super new-  really different from your platinum band.

having the stones reset into platinum probably would be pretty expensive. but maybe it would cost less than buying a new diamond & platinum ring. it wouldn’t hurt to get a price quote!

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