Question about mixing metals

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is your wedding band the same karat/metal as your engagement ring?
    Yes : (23 votes)
    66 %
    No : (12 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    2927 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @lovelee1:  I have heard that too but mine are different. One is 10k and the other is 14k. But I had them solderd together so they don’t rub anyway.

    Post # 5
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m commenting to follow this thread. My engagement ring is 14k, but i”ve fallen in love with a wedding band that is only made in 18k.

    The sales associate said it wouldn’t be a problem, but I’ve heard that it will wear it down before and my engagement ring gets as narrow as 1.3mm so I’ve been debating whether or not I should find another one.


    Post # 6
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Mine are mixed cts, 10 er and 14 wb now I’m worried too….

    Post # 7
    1208 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I have a white hold ering and a rose gold band 🙂

    Post # 8
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have a palladium e-ring and a rose gold band.  Not married yet, so I don’t wear them together yet, but I’ve heard and been told that those things don’t start to wear away until like 50 years down the road.  I’m not worried about it – if I’m still wearing these same rings in 10 years I’ll be shocked to be honest!  I’m really rough on my jewelry.

    Post # 9
    6786 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I have a 14k e-ring and an 18k wedding band. I haven’t gotten to start wearing them yet, but I’m not very worried. I doubt that the wear will be significant over the next several decades.

    Post # 11
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Lower karat weight gold is going to wear down higher karat quicker.  Platinum will wear down gold more quickly.  Even certain alloys of gold will wear down others, such as white gold wearing down yellow gold.  All metals, even if they are exactly the same, are going to wear on one another.  Soldering them together would greatly reduce that, but that’s not for everyone.  

    Post # 12
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @lovelee1:  There’s also the option of checking to see if the stores you purchase your rings from have any kind of warranty.  The company we ordered my ering from has a full lifetime warranty for anything, so if (somehow haha) my rose gold wedding band wore it away enough that it snapped, I’d get it fixed/replaced for free.  Same with my wedding band, though it’s a different company.

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