Post # 1
I have a vintage engagement ring that I love, but it doesn’t have a matching band. So, I’m looking to have a custom band made, but I’m having some sticker shock about the quotes for the custom work. The ring is platinum, but white gold costs much less. Would a white gold band look dumb with the platinum? What should I expect a platinum band with pave diamonds to cost, if we wern’t making a custom band? I’ve had custom jewelry made before, but I didn’t expect it to be so costly.
Post # 3
I don’t know about cost since I didn’t have one made, but I got a platinum band to go with my white gold e-ring because it was on sale.
When my ering is dipped and replated, it looks just like the platinum band.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t recommend getting a white gold band with a platinum e ring. The white gold will scratch being next to the platinum and it will be subtle but the metals do look different as well. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to platinum I would suggest palladium. It is harder to find people that will work with it, but it has a similar look to platinum and a similar cool undertone too. And because it is related to platinum to my knowlegde it should wear about the same, just feels lighter. The price is on point with 14k white gold, maybe slightly higher but nowhere near the markup that platinum has.
If you do decide to go with platinum however there are ways to bring the cost down. Slightly smaller width of the band itself, no comfort fit, lower profile dome to the band. All these can save the amount of metal that has to be used to make it, therefore the amount of money 🙂
I would say the cost will be about the same from what I’ve seen, but the bands in stores are usually of a lesser quality of stones. So you are basically paying the same if not more and getting less. I would highly recommend going custom. The quality of the stones used is generally much higher, both clarity and cut, and it makes a huge difference in sparkle factor. I have yet to find a band in store that sparkles as much as my sidestones on my custom e ring do.
Oh goodness, sorry for the mini novel! Have had a great experience going custom, and couldn’t recommend it enough though. LOVE your ring btw! So unique and pretty.
Post # 5
I will have to find a platinum band for an antique platinum e-ring, and I’m scouring etsy and other antique sites to find something!! I have seen platinum bands (without stones) that are antiques from the same era like 600-800, so it’s not bad at all!
Post # 6
i don’t have any tips or advice, but OMG I LOVE YOUR RING!!! super jealous right now.
Post # 7
Your ring is beautiful! Have you considered going with a completely different wedding band and wearing it on your right hand separately? I think the ring looks lovely on its own and a contoured band would take away from its look. The band could also be a nice alternative to wear on days when you don’t feel like rocking the engagement bling. Just a thought…it would remove the problem of having to seek out a custom ring.