Wedding bands – 10k or 14k white gold?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

If your engagement ring is 10K I think it makes sense to go with that for the wedding band as well, they will match! It seems like you have a bunch of pros for 10k and very little for 14k. I don’t really think anyone will see your ring and be able to tell what carat gold it is. Makes sense to do the 10 to me. Personally mine is 14k, but I didn’t see a 10k option for mine. FI ring is 10k. They both look like a silver color to me.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cassclaw:  I’d just go 10k. The only person who will know what the metal is is you. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would get the exact same as what the ering is. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d go with the 10kt to match your ering and to match the roughness of FI’s work.  BTW, since he has a tendency to lose jewelry I also recommend http://www.perfectcircleinsurance.com too.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i guess go with the one similar to your ering, however when i was getting my wedding band, the 10K and 14K wasnt a huge price difference.. The sales person told me 14K to 18K would be a huge jump but not from 10 to 14. I am pretty rough with my ring..knock it around all the time..and the 14K holds up pretty well!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cassclaw:  My e-ring is 14K white gold but I am going with 10K white gold. If it were yellow gold I would say stick with the same K but if it’s white gold, it really doesn’t matter because of rhodium plating. Plus 10K is stronger than 14K and won’t scratch as easily. My 14K e-ring scratches easily…

ETA: The price difference for my wedding band is $300 between 14K and 10K (With 10K being the cheaper of the two…) Better in my opinion because only YOU will know the metal type, and plus it’s stronger!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@cassclaw:  In terms of 18K gold, you can just get platinum claws for while gold settings to prevent wear and tear. Super secure.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Go for 10K! It matches and it is durable, plus no one will notice. Save yourself the money!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I say 14k..even though in terms of durability 10k is harder but is more likely to tarnish over time

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Being that your ering is 10k I would match the metal unless you don’t plan on wearing them together. Although no jeweler has been able to directly advise me on if 10k next to 14k is a problem. I have a 14k white gold ering and it’s never been replated since I received it and it’s still great ( 1 1/2 years). I’m currently trying to figure out metals for our matching weddings bands which look exactly like yours. I’m so curious what you choose.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

cassclaw:  Hi! I am curious with what you chose. I am looking at getting a plain wedding band.. I have a 14K engagement ring and wedding band, but its an eternity with diamonds all around. I SHOULD get it re-rhodiumed twice a year since it wears so fast, but i’m lucky if I do it once a year. I am wanting a plain band but dont want it yellowing on me as quick since it will be more noticable than my ering/wedding band. Did you go with 10k or 14k? How is it in terms of yellowing or tarnishing?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

10k is known to shatter. 

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