Post # 1
Fellow yellow gold ring ladies, I’m curious: What made you choose yellow gold? What do you feel it says about you?
I have lots of reasons why I chose it and things I feel it says about me, but I was wondering what others thought.
Non-yellow gold ladies, please feel free to contribute too, but I already know some of you may feel it reminds you of ring styles from the 1980s, so, aside from that!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@joya_aspera: it says I like yellow gold
Post # 6
@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
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
I think it suggests you have classic tastes and appreciate tradition.
Post # 9
I believe that yellow gold says, “I like yellow gold.”
Post # 10
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
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
- 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
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
@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
@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
@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. 🙂