Post # 1
I’ve decided on my engagement ring band – a 6-prong solitare with arms that slightly wrap the centre diamond – but I’m absolutely stuck between the plain platinum and the rose gold with diamonds on the arms. Both are gorgeous and I’m going back to the jewellers later today with my SO (I’m in Australia so it’s Saturday morning here!) to have a third look…
I’d really appreciate any advice on care or feel or things to consider. Also for those of you with a rose gold with diamonds on the band, did you stick with rose gold for the w-band?
Post # 3
How do you feel about mixing metals?? My e-ring is going to be platinum with diamonds but I’m going to have rose gold with diamonds stacking bands, as well as platinum bands so I can mix and match. You could get the platinum e-ring and have your bands be rose gold with diamonds, that way you won’t feel stuck but you get the same look? Good luck!!!
Post # 4
They tell you that side diamond rubbing against one another can cause damage, so I’d go plain platinum with mixed metal diamond stacking bands!
Post # 5
I have a rose gold e-ring with a micropave shank (and halo) and I have a rose gold micropave wedding band and also a rose gold stacker ring. Both of your choices are great, though they don’t recommend mixing platinum and gold because the platinum “eats” the gold over time. So if you do the platinum, I would recommend sticking with a platinum band (or if you mix metals, don’t always wear them together). Good luck!
Here’s a pic of all of my rings for reference–hope it’s helpful!
Post # 6
Thanks for the advice re rubbing and mixed metals – it’s definitely something to think about.
@howsweetitis: Thanks for the photo, it’s gorgeous! A stacker ring seems like a really good option to get around rubbing problems without looking too bulky.
Post # 7
I think you should think about what kind of wedding band you want and take that into consideration for picking your ering since, as PPs stated, platinum against gold doesn’t usually work out too well. If you want to mix metals I’d go with gold instead of platinum.
I have a white gold ering and a rose gold wedding band.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I think both are a beautiful choice! I personally have rings that are rose, yellow and white gold as well as platinum, and the platinum has worn/held up the best of all.