What does yellow gold say about you?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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291 posts
Helper bee

I haven’t got a ring yet but I’d definitely prefer yellow gold. My mum’s rings are yellow gold, so it seems more traditional to me. Plus, I like that it’s more unusual now. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

my FI chose a white gold ring for me, and I actually like yellow gold better. When I was younger I never wore yellow gold because I thought it blended with my skin color.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@joya_aspera:  Yellow gold seems more traditional to me, and I just don’t like the look of it. I find it can look brassy with time and it looks awful against my skin tone. I have always prefered white gold, and that is luckily what FI chose 🙂 The rodium dips can get annoying (I am not a high maintenance kind of girl), but I have to get the ring inspected every 6 months for insurance anyway, so we just do all of that kind of stuff at once.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m Indian and own a metric ton of yellow gold (most of which I never see or wear bc I keep it in the bank), so I’ve never found it special because my parents have been giving me 22K gold since I was a baby. Also, because my tastes for engagement rings were formed in the early 2000s when yellow gold declined and white gold/platinum rose to its ascendancy, I asked for a white gold solitaire. But you know what? I look at all the yellow gold rings here and regret it. I wish I’d gotten a yellow gold solitaire now…that’s why I’m planning a yellow gold band with pave or channel set diamonds, so I’ll have a mismatched set. 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it suggests you have classic tastes and appreciate tradition.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I believe that yellow gold says, “I like yellow gold.”

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My ring is a family ring, so it suggests I guess that I realized it was a pretty ring and the color was flattering to my skin tone, and that I was too lazy to have it re-set.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

For me it looks more mature and has more warmth to it. Yellow gold is definitely gold while white gold looks just like silver from far away. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I don’t know that it really says anything about me. I chose it because it looks nicer with my skin, and I like that I actually see the metal instead of a rhodium coating like I would with white gold. I also like that it’s not what everyone else is wearing

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I love the look of yellow gold, unfortunately, it turns my skin greenish/black.  I have tried 10kt, 14kt, and 18kt.  I can’t wear any of it.   I did go out on a limb and I bought a plain rose gold band.  Strangely enough, it doesn’t turn me at all.  I figured rose gold would turn me greenish/black as well, but so far, it hasn’t.  My daughter can’t wear yellow gold for the same reason.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@monkeyinasuit:  “I’m Indian and own a metric ton of yellow gold (most of which I never see or wear bc I keep it in the bank), so I’ve never found it special because my parents have been giving me 22K gold since I was a baby.”

This. Except it’s precisely WHY I find yellow gold so special. Yellow gold is close to my heart because it’s very intrinsic to my culture. I’d never want to wear anything else for a wedding/engagement ring.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@monkeyinasuit:  I feel the EXACT same way. My parents are from the Caribbean and used to bring back all this 24-kt yellow gold from Guyana my whole life. Now, I see yellow gold rings on here and I think they are gorgeous! I have white gold.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@joya_aspera:  I asked for yellow gold. I feel it is more grounded, more traditional, wiser even.

Not sure why iut was just something I wanted. I showed him countless antique rings. I ended up with a three stone white gold e-ring and although I am not sad about it – I would have just as happy if I would have gotten an edwardian piece of art. 🙂

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