Question about wedding band! Advice please :)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do?
    Scour the internet for a decent priced palladium wedding band : (7 votes)
    54 %
    Stay in budget with a white gold wedding band and an inexpensive stacking ring : (5 votes)
    38 %
    Something else : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Putting a less expensive band between your wedding ring and engagement ring is not going to protect your wedding band.  I couldn’t find anything that said you couldn’t wear white gold with palladium, or that palladium would ruin white gold. Yes, palladium is harder than white gold, but you’re not going to be beating the gold with the palladium. Plus, the white gold will need to be rhodium plated every once in a while, so the damage will be minium. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    Have you seen this one? I know it’s a little out of budget but maybe ask for it to be made a half eternity? That can save some money. Marquise and bead

    I’m not a fan of mixing white metals. I almost think that if you’re going to do it and love stacking, why not try a yellow or rose band in between? Even if it looks ok now they will age differently. 

    Post # 4
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    6880 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Oooh I’m a fan of that marquise and bead posted by hollandaisey:  ! It seems like it will substantial enough (2.5mm) and you can get it in palladium! One thing you might want to keep in mind is that palladium and white gold are very different colors. Palladium is like a pewter color and white gold is very bright from the rhodium. Maybe you might want to try unplated white gold? 

    I don’t think there will be a huge problem with wear over the years. I’ve got mixed white golds in my set (14k and 18k) and I’m not worried.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    Also, it looks like the one I posted is the most expensive… Some of the thinner options are less. Sorry, should have looke more. But they are all listed in the eternity band section, and you can ask for them to be made half or 3/4 eternity, they are nice about it.

    Post # 6
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    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Have you talked to a jeweler about getting one made? In the beginning I was looking at getting my FI band made and I had the option of WG or palladium. You might be able to get what you want in the metal you want.

    Post # 10
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    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  Quick question…  Was it an actual jeweler who told you that or a salesperson who works for a jewelry store. They’re not the same thing.  I worked for a jewelry store, and we were instructed to tell peole those kinds of things because it encourages customers to spend more money.  The entire time I worked there, I never saw any rings that were damaged by wearing different metals next to each other. 

    It sounds like you’ve hopefully found a solution! Yeay!!!  Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    Post # 12
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    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  If you don’t want white gold, then defintely do not get white gold. The only thing I wish I could change about my rings is that they were made of platinimum instead of white gold. I hate having to give it up for a week to ten days to have it rhodium plated.  Post pictures when you find out if they can do the half eternity band.

    ETA:  I absolutely LOVE rose gold.  I bet it would look fantastic.

    Post # 13
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    279 posts
    Helper bee

    Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  Good luck, I’ve been wanting to add one of those to my stack for a while now. And make sure to send me a pic if you get it!!!

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