Platinum or rose gold prongs?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@emd014:  I prefer the prongs in platinum, but that ring is stunning! Love the band in particular!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@emd014:  I would get the platinum because the prongs will reflect color onto the diamond. It is stronger and it is a more classic and flattering look imo.

In times past, solitaires that had yellow gold prongs were usually diamond simulants.  Not always the case any more obviously.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@emd014:  I’ve heard that platinum is a bit sturdier than gold and that’s why so many gold rings end up with platinum prongs.  Also, some people may be bothered by the rose gold reflecting in the diamond and making it look warmer.  Platinum prongs should make the stone more white.  Of course, if you like a warmer looking diamond, there’s nothing wrong with that 🙂

 

PS — I love your ring!  You’ll have to post it once it all comes together.

ETA: When I mean “sturdier,” I mean that you are less likely to lose the stone if the ring gets damaged.

 

Post # 6
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1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

platinum for sure!  like PP said, it’ll be sturdier and make your stone stand out more.  I have a white gold halo on a rose gold band and and love the look.  beautiful ring, excited for you to get it!

Post # 7
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1177 posts
Bumble bee

Beautiful setting. I would go platinum prongs though. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

My jeweler recommended platinum when I first got engaged and we were designing my ring. I have recently upgraded bands and the new one came with petal prongs in rose gold. Maybe these will help in comparison! Sorry the side profile pics are kind of funny…. 🙂 also sorry if the pictures are huge. Blame my iPhone!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love rose gold but ended up choosing 18K white gold because my dad who has been in the industry forever told me rose gold only pretty at the beginning, it changed color eventually. 

 

Being say that, if you really love rose gold that much, I would assume a regular maintenance would do the trick and protect the beautiful rose color… 

 

I am looking forward to buy a rose gold ring as a dress ring eventually. 

Post # 12
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418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Platinum prongs will be very sturdy!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

From how I understanding is 14-18K white gold is “whiter” than platium but platium is more duable.  cost of 14K white gold is cheaper and I doubt people can notice the different. 

 

As for rose gold, from how I understand from my dad (I could be wrong, haha, cuz’ I always tune him out)….. is that they dip the band into chemical and mix it with copper to achieve the rose color.  It is beautiful at the beginning but as time goes by, it will turn into more like a copper color.  However, just like white gold band, I’m sure you can have professional to dip it back to the original color.    

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I like the platinum but I came in thinking rose gold. The platinum blends very nicely with the diamond, but at the same time it makes the stone stand out. It just looks great. 

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