Post # 1
I am new to these boards, in fact I shouldn’t even be on here, bc you are all ACTUALLY engaged, but I needed to start somewhere. My close friend has told me that my boyfriend grabbed her left hand after dinner the other night when I was in the bathroom and asked about her ring. She said he asked everything from ring size to diamond cut to metals and whatnot. I almost WISH she didn’t tell me bc now my mind is spinning. Should I have my friend mention what I like?
One problem, I don’t know what I like? Where should I start? My brother said platinum is king, what do you ladies think? I have read threads similar to this questions, but can anyone tell why my brother says platinum is king?
Post # 3
Actually, alot of bees AREN’T engaged yet, they are waiting for the ring! So you are welcome to be here 🙂
CONGRATS! That is exciting!
Go through your jewelry box. Do you have more white or yellow tone jewelry? Which pieces are your favorite? What about them do you like? Maybe look for these qualities in a ring.
It’s all up to you and your SO, really. My mother has yellow gold rings with platinum mixed and they are gorgeous, where as I wanted white gold and always have!
Good luck and welcome to WeddingBee 🙂
Post # 4
I’ll be honest…I’m 100% clueless when it comes to the technicalities of rings. lol I’ve heard that platinum keeps it’s shine longer and is more durable (If I’m remembering correctly)…It’s also more pricey. I can say that I do have a platinum band/ring and love it…if that’s worth anything. lol
Post # 5
Perhaps he says that because it’s the most expensive? I have a platinum ring and I love it–but platinum is a softer metal and so it shows nicks and scratches (although these can be buffed out). It gets a little duller as it ages, which I also like–gives it personality! 🙂
Post # 6
My engagement ring is palladium and I think it is fabulous. Platinum might be the king for rings, but it is also maaasively heavier than palladium and for someone with slender fingers I am so glad my fiancee chose palladium (which is also buckets cheaper, so it meant I got a diamond that wasn’t microscopic, ha). If you are going with a band that isn’t super thin, you might notice the weight of a platinum ring. White gold is not a true white metal and so it will need re-plating over time, in order to keep it looking ‘white’ instead of ‘yellow-ish’. Palladium and platinum do (and will) scratch, but they last just as long a gold and sometimes even longer, since the scratched and nicks just push the metal around, instead of actually removing it from the ring, they also don’t get bent out of shape so much.
Post # 7
I second the vote for palladium. For some one who claims they are clueless about metals and rings, I’m surprized you have even heard of palladium. Most people haven’t.
Check out: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/palladium-wedding-rings
Post # 8
I would go with palladium if I had the choice. Not all settings are offered in it though, which makes it more difficult. They all have their pros and cons though.
Post # 9
Platinum is amazing, but not for everyone. It’s the most expensive metal you can get on a ring. But it’s more durable than gold.
Palladium is a lighter, less costly substitute for platinum.
Gold is the classic, traditional choice. All jewelers can work with it. It does need maintenance, though. For example, my white gold engagement ring has a gold warranty that covers replating of the gold.
Post # 10
I like Platinum but it is a much softer metal and does show a lot of scratching. You can always get it polished to get the scratches out.
Post # 11
I would recommend platinum! My fiance got me a platinum e-ring and I am so in love with it, it really compliments the diamond. It’s very shiny.
And congrats on soon to be engaged!!
Post # 12
My ring is palladium, and I love it. No one can tell the difference between it and platinum, and it looks wonderful! My FI wanted to keep costs down when shopping for a ring (we talked about it), and really, palladium is a better substitute for Platinum versus white gold, which has to be re-dipped later in life. My mom’s wedding ring is white gold, and after about 15 years, it started turning more yellow, and continues to do so.