Platinum e-ring but not platinum wedding band?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

You should get a platinum band. They say that one metal is harder than the other (I think platinum is harder than gold) and one will scratch the other. I caused some damage to a rose gold ring with a platinum band but it may have actually been due to the diamonds rubbing, not the metal.

Post # 4
716 posts
Busy bee

It’s not so much the colors as the hardness of the metal.  If you pair a metal that is softer, then the rings will scratch each other.  

Post # 5
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Platinum and palladium will probably be fine against each other, they are very close in hardness (and color).

Stay away from white gold though, the platinum will wear away the rhodium plate on the white gold very quickly.

Post # 6
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would do platinum + palladium if you have to mix them. I’m not sure if you’re interested in having them soldered, but I don’t know if it’s possible with that mix. I’d ask a jeweler beforehand if you are.

Post # 7
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a platinum e-ring and a 14kt white gold wedding band, but I wear them on separate hands.  You can’t really notice the color unless you look at them up close.

Post # 8
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have a platinum e-ring and a palladium wedding band. 7 months on and they both look super still. Colours match perfectly. I wanted my wedding band to be less expensive and I’m really happy with it. 

Post # 9
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I have a platinum e-ring and 18k white gold wedding band.  It was my grandmother’s set and they were originally soldered together.  (I had them unsoldered.)  The colors don’t look un-matchy to me, but I’m not sure if the scratching issue is something I should be concerned about.  I guess I’ll just keep tabs on it once I’m married and wearing them together…

Here’s a pic so you can see the colors:

ETA: I should add that my wedding band is 70? years old and not yellowing at all… so I’m not sure that white gold turning yellow is such a big concern.  But this is just one anecdote.

Post # 10
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a platinum wedding band and an 18kt white gold e-ring. I originally had an 18kt white gold wedding band, but because it started to “yellow” so quickly I prefered the platinum. Right now the colors don’t look different, but I know over time my e-ring will start to turn more yellow and you will probably will see a little difference, but that personally doesn’t bother me…the top of my e-ring has pave diamonds so it’s not as noticable as the wedding band was.

I would suggest getting a platinum band to go with your e-ring…it may be more expensive now, but in the long run you will be happy you did. Just my suggestion though!


Post # 11
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You could do gold if you soldered them together, as the platinum wouldn’t “eat” away at the metal, but the color difference might be annoying.  Palladium is a similar color to platinum and will scratch and wear similarly, so that’s not a bad choice, either.  My two cents though is to get a platinum band.  I got mine for a reasonable pice through eweddingbands – it was only about $100 difference between platinum and palladium, which I don’t think is much for something you’ll have forever.

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