(Closed) wedding band dilemma – what would you do??

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do? --e-ring is 18K gold and they are a set...
    take the 14K gold ring and get the $280 back : (7 votes)
    29 %
    wait for the ring that fully matches the set (18K) : (17 votes)
    71 %
    let FI decide : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    I would wait for the 18k gold… if you get the 14k you may not notice the difference but it will be harder metal and may wear away at your e-ring! not good!

    Post # 5
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    18k gold has more gold in it (about 75%) versus 14k gold (58.3%).  Since gold is a soft metal, it is likely that your engagement ring would end up scratched more than the band in 18k gold.  A 14k gold ring would probably not be as boldly colored as the 18k one.  So it’s really up to you whether you want to keep it or not.  The way it is, it will be more sturdy but possibly a little less gold than your engagement ring.

    Post # 6
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’d say wait for the 18k ring…you might not be able to see it now, but over time you might notice a difference

    Post # 8
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Well, both 14k and 18k white gold (and platinum, for that matter) are all dipped in rhodium (sp?), so they would be the same color. I’m not sure how much more likely it would be that your wedding ring (the softer one) scratches the engagement ring, and even if it did, it would only be on the sides. Would you really notice the scratches there?

    My engagement ring is platinum, and my wedding ring is 14k white gold. I can’t tell the difference in color at all, and am not worried about scratching because no one will ever notice it if it does get scratched. It’s the stones that get the attention, not the side of the setting! Of course, platinum gets the patina that white gold doesn’t, but again, that’s on the bottom of the ring where no one will notice it.

    So maybe I’m biased because of the differences in my rings… 🙂

    Post # 9
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @hope- platinum isn’t dipped in rhodium, like white gold. It’s a silver-colored metal naturally. 🙂

    Post # 10
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Oh, that’s right–it’s not always dipped in rhodium! It can be, but is usually just brushed back to a nice shine! White gold is always dipped in rhodium, though, if I remember correctly because unlike platinum, white gold always has varying degrees of a yellowish tint. Since hers are both white gold, both would be dipped in rhodium.

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