Post # 1
I would like to poll evreyone and see what karat of gold most of you prefer.
My engagement ring has 18k gold, and I sometimes tell my Fiance he should have picked 14k because now my ring has so many small scratches and dings.
My jewler tells me my wedding band should be 18k to go with my e-ring….this makes me worried and slightly upset because I want 14k.
Am I the only one who prefers lesser karat?
Post # 3
Nope, I specifically told SO that I wanted 14K gold instead of 18K gold because it is more durable, and I am a klutz.
Post # 4
does anyone know how to fix the scartches on my ring? will the jewler actually need to buff/shave the band down?
Post # 5
I agree. I also like the more subtle coloring better on my skintone, too.
Post # 6
Depends on the gold. For the rose gold wedding band I want I prefer 14kt because it’s a pinker gold as opposed to the 18 kt which is a more coppery gold. For white gold or yellow gold, I don’t really care.
Post # 7
I have a 14kt white gold engagement ring and a weddingband. Love them!
Post # 8
I prefer 14 because it is more sturdy than 18kt.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Mine is 14 kt white gold, and it has tons of little scratches and looks way less shiny. When it was redipped last summer, it brought back all the shine and seemed to make the scratches less prominent, but it’s kind of worn off again. I just want them to redip it right before the wedding now!
Post # 10
@KingsDaughter: My e-ring is 18k white gold and my wedding bands are 14k white gold. I can’t tell any difference.
Post # 11
Different alloys will have different appearances and strength, even at the same karat. I like 18k jewelry, but only certain alloys. My ring only has light scratches on the back, the front still looks like new.
Post # 12
I wear 18k gold because I have metal allergies and it’s less likely to cause a flare-up.
Post # 13
@KingsDaughter: my engagement ring is 14k and my wedding band is 10k. The difference was by chance not choice but when I have them on together you can’t even notice a difference.
Post # 14
My 14k ring has no scratches or dings, and I am in no way gentle with it! I had no preference before he got it for me, but now I am glad the jeweler recommended 14k to him, because he would never have known the difference between the two.
Post # 15
I only wear yellow gold jewellery, and it is all 14k because it was all gifts of family jewellery passed on to me.
EXCEPT for my e-ring, which is 10k. I had no choice in that matter, because it’s a one-of-a-kind antique! I definitely notice that it’s less yellow than my 14k jewellry but I don’t mind, because as it’s the one thing I wear on a regular basis, it’s important that it hold up well.
My wedding band is really wide, and it’s sterling silver and copper mokume gane, so that is nice and sturdy, no worries there. 🙂
Post # 16
My e-ring is 18k WG and my band is 14K WG, cant tell at all.