(Closed) If you had a choice what metal would you pick for your ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If you had a choice what metal would you pick for your ring?
    Platinum : (62 votes)
    50 %
    White Gold : (20 votes)
    16 %
    Rose Gold (or and other combination of gold between yellow and white) : (19 votes)
    15 %
    Yellow Gold : (13 votes)
    10 %
    Palladium : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Silver : (0 votes)
    Tungsten carbide : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Something else entirely... (Please indicate in comments) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have platinum because I have a horrible nickle allergy and there are traces of it in white gold. I knew I wanted something “silver”.

    Post # 4
    Member
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @NoOneYouExpect:  I like platinum. It’s durable and you don’t need it re-plated. The white gold ring I’ve worn every day for the last 2 yrs or so is starting to really need re-dipping!

    I’m getting a yellow diamond ring so it’ll have a yellow gold basket (18K), which is fine, but most of it is platinum.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love my palladium. I couldn’t believe it’s not more mainstream when I first read about it. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    I want either rose or yellow gold. I voted rose since that’s what I’m leaning heavily toward, so long as I can find one that isn’t TOO pink.

    Post # 7
    Member
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Happy with my white gold! 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    1384 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    I have rings in all metals listed except for Palladium and Tungsten (ering is platinum and others are RHRs) and the one that has held up the best is platinum, so I voted for platinum.

    Post # 11
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Im happy with my white gold

    Post # 12
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @NoOneYouExpect:  Oh it definitely feels like I’m wearing one! Honestly, I have never noticed any remarkable degree of “lightness”. I know platinum is typically heavier, and I do notice that my mom’s platinum ring is ever so slightly heavier when I hold it, but it definitely doesn’t bother me in the least and never has. It looks and feels sturdy without a doubt. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @BlondeMissMolly:  Well I am pretty sure it’s the one I want, but it’ll still be a wait, unfortunately lol. Sigh, keep thinking about it, though!!

    Post # 14
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    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My ering is white gold, but the top part of the ring and the head is platinum. The bottom of my ring and the sides have turned yellow, and the top is still white, it is annoying. I have to take it to get redipped soon, and I wish I would have known it would do this because I would have probably chosen another metal.

    Post # 16
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @NoOneYouExpect:  Certainly 🙂

    To be fair, I’m sure lightness has a lot to do with the quantity of the metal used for the setting, and honestly I’m not typically one to try and feel the weight of my jewelry (I have some remaarkably heavier rings, like an 8 mm engraved silver band, and I’m not a fan of the feeling). Also keep in mind that most engagement ring settings won’t feel as heavy as a 5 mm silver band – that’s a pretty good portion of metal there. 

    It’s definitely a smart budgeting choice, since the price difference is significant.

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