Post # 1
Do you have tungsten, titanium, palladium, or sterling silver e-ring? How has it held up? Do you have pictures to compare 14K white gold next to any of these metals? I would like a tough/durable metal that will hold up to everyday wear. I am also thinking about using the yellow gold from the grandma’s engagement ring in my wedding band. BTW I have a nickel allergy so I’ll have to be careful of the alloy.
Post # 3
Mine is 10K white gold cause I beat the heck out of rings. Not a single ding or scratch in two months! And I am harsh on jewlery
Post # 4
Palladium for me! Can’t answer your other questions cause it’s not on my finger yet!
Post # 5
I have 3 favourite rings – one 19k white gold, 1 sterling silver, and 1 stainless steel!
I haven’t had the sterling silver one long enough to tell you much, but the stainless steel one has held up very well after 3 years of continuous (24/7) use. I’ve only had the white gold one for less than a year as well, so I’m not a huge help there either. But I recommend stainless steel for sure!
Post # 6
My e ring is 18k white gold. One of my wedding rings is an estate combo of platinum and 18k white gold. I am also having an 18k yellow gold wedding ring which is my grandmothers.
Just FYI if you anything but gold/plat/palladium it wont be able to be sized.
ETA:silver can be sized too.
Post # 7
@dirtdigger: I have a 18K white gold for my engagement ring and 14K white gold for my wedding band. I’m also allergic to nickel so I can’t wear anything less than 14K.
Post # 8
I have a sterling silver ring that is not holding up well bc the bottom of the band is very thin. But if it was thicker it might be fine.
Here is a link with a picture of a whole bunch of white metals next to each other:
Post # 9
Palladium white gold would be a great option for you if you have the nickel allergy, or platinum.
Post # 10
Is platinum considered a silver metal?
Post # 11
I have a ring that I made out of 18k white gold and have worn every day since highschool ( I have worn it rock climbing, diving, and doing a number of activities that I really shouldn’t have worn a ring during) The only scratch in it is from getting caught on a barbed wire fence while climbing over it (don’t ask) and I almost lost my hand when that happened, so the ring was the least of my worries.
Post # 12
My ering is platinum and my wedding band is 14K white gold. I can post a pic of them side by side if you’d like. The ering is antique and the platinum has held up well…I love the color of it!
Post # 13
I wore a very solid sterling silver ring for nearly a decade. It’s beat to crap and the underside of the band finally bit it recently and is too thin to wear. I would not trust it as daily jewelery or to hold an expensive gemstone.
I have a palladium and 18k yellow gold e ring and it’s remarkably in very good shape considering the life it leads.
Post # 14
@starla: I would love to see a picture if you get the chance
Post # 15
Palladium! Its noticebly lighter than other metals (in that you don’t notice its on your figure until you see the big shiny rock blinding you 🙂 I definitely noticed other metal rings on my finger).
Palladium is just as durable as platinum, doesn’t become dulled in color, and is more affordable than platinum. The durability was the biggest part for me- I’m a geologist and needed something that wouldn’t get dinged against other rocks!
Post # 16
I have a stainless steel comfort fit band I wear when I want to be comfortable. I think it’s actually really pretty. and only $5, bonus!
my e-ring is 18k white gold with platinum prongs. it’s antique, so I don’t know where the gold came from, but it’s pretty darn white looking for 18k. it’s never been rhodium plated but I can barely tell a color difference between the band and prongs. it’s from the 1920’s. who knows how long the previous owner(s) wore it, but it was in excellent shape when I got it. I’ve been wearing it for 2 1/2 years, and I never take it off to shower, wash dishes, etc. it looks great to me.
my husband has a palladium ring and I don’t know, I think it looks awful– like really cheap aluminum. he’s only been wearing it for 6 months so I’m hoping it will look better once it develops its patina.
if I ever get a new set one day, I’m going to go with white gold. I really like it a lot.