(Closed) Oops… wrong metal

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

More than likely, they can still change the order.  Keep us posted though! 

 

I’ll be curious to see what others post on the platinum vs. gold part– personally I’ve never been able to justify the price jump. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Contact them immediately.  They may have put the piece in casting.  Either way, hopefully they change it for you ๐Ÿ™‚  Keep us updated!  Poor guy ๐Ÿ™

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@lookingglass:  Hopefully it can get switched.

 

To answer your question as to why I someone would choose Platinum, here are my reasons:

– Hypoallergenic.  A lot of people have nickel allergies, and nickel’s commonly used in making white gold.

– When platinum scratches, it doesn’t lose metal.  This was a good selling point for me, because I chose a delicate setting.

-Palladium’s a cheaper option, but I’ve heard it can be brittle, so it’s not as workable for most jewelers as platinum is.

-It doesn’t need to be replated

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have platinum for both my ering and my wedding band and I don’t regret my decision at all for all of the reasons that PP stated. DH gifted me another ring as a wedding gift and I was a little bummed it was only available in WG, though poor DH tried getting it in platinum.

I had a delicate WG ring and it was a floral design. One of the “petals” actually bent out of place and I had to send it back in to be fixed. This was purchased at one of the expensive, high-end stores so it’s not a poor workmanship issue IMO. My ering in platinum is also super delicate but I’ve banged it into many things (and wore this for a longer extended period of time) and I haven’t had any problems.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 1997

I hope they can make the switch.  

So, did the jeweler make it with the surprise diamonds or without? Why would he tell you the designer only worked with platinum and that he would have to make it himself if you wanted 14 K yellow gold? I think he should shoulder some of the blame. If you wanted it in plat. you would have bought it as is. I doubt the surprise diamonds added that much to overall price.

I really do prefer platinum, but if you have your heart set on yellow gold than I fear you will be dissapointed. It is a sturdy metal, but there is no warmth to it. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lookingglass:  I love my platinum ring so much and get lots of comments about it.  I hope they can change it though if you have got your heart set on yellow gld.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lookingglass:  hopefully you can get a change, because I was finding most rings in Platinum were around $1000 more than white or yellow gold.

That said, we bought my eRing in platinum.  Mostly because I have a nickel allergy.  White gold often contains nickel, and even yellow gold will contain some nickel.

For my ring, we priced doing a white gold alloy made with palladium instead of nickel, but palladium is more expensive than nickel and so that was only about $500 less than the cost of doing it in Platinum, so we decided to go with the Platinum since it wasn’t much more.  Also that means we won’t have to do rhodium redips and stuff.

Good luck!!!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@abirdword:  +1 This was what I was supposed to write, but you did it first ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

*phew* , glad it’s going to work out!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Yay!!! I was so worried for you! Being a yellow gold girl myself, I couldn’t imagine having to be happy about a platinum ring (its lovely on other people, white metals make my skin look green and blue like a corpse.) But I also felt SO BAD for your SO reading this, I’m sure he felt really terrible!

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