What metal is your ring made of? Do you like it?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what metal do you have? What do you prefer?
    I have 14k : (111 votes)
    29 %
    I have 18k : (42 votes)
    11 %
    I have platinum : (64 votes)
    17 %
    I have pladdinum : (24 votes)
    6 %
    I PREFER 14k : (50 votes)
    13 %
    I PREFER 18k : (22 votes)
    6 %
    I PREFER platinum : (61 votes)
    16 %
    I PREFER pladdinum : (13 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @sporting:  Mine is 14K white gold and I love it. I knew I wanted white gold because I like the way it looks. Platinum (and definitely palladium) to me is a little bit darker and less shiny, and I wanted it to be VERY white! I went with 14K gold because it’s way more durable than 18K and I’m a bit clumsy :-/

    I think platinum is technically more “valuable” (it’s more expensive) but it’s really a personal preference.

    ETA: I do like the look of platinum or palladium in antique settings. The warmth/grayish tone makes it look older and more genuine to me.

    Post # 4
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Mine is 14k unplated white gold. No polishing or re-plating needed, and I really like the slightly warm color. Most people don’t even realize it’s not a true white metal until I put it next to my silver RHR. I would choose it again in a heartbeat. 

    I used to have palladium, but the graysh cast bothered me. 

    Post # 5
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My e-ring is 18k.  While gorgeous, it yellows really fast.  It’s already yellowed again, while my 14k wedding band looks exactly the same as when I got it – white and shiny.  The 18k also scratches way more easily.  Other than that, though, I love it.

    ETA – the ering was just redipped and cleaned two months ago.  I’ve done nothing to the wedding ring.

    Post # 6
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have 18k and it does scratch easily. I’ve had mine since September and wear it daily even during workouts/dishes and don’t see any yellowing. I thought about platinum, but then I heard about the patina and I would prefer it to be shiny.

    Post # 7
    795 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have Platinum. FI purchased it because he didn’t want me to have to spend money 2x a year re-dipping it (all my friends have to have their rings re-dipped). Plantinum never fades or tarnishes like gold. Platinum is more rare and is often more expensive than ther other types of metals you mentioned. Again, its preference.  




    Post # 8
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

    My ring is 18k and I’ve had it almost 2 years without any problems.  No scratches, no change in the shape, and still as “white” as the day he proposed.  Per our jeweler, mine will never need to be “re-dipped”.  It really depends on if the metal is mixed with anything else.  

    Post # 9
    2129 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Mine has 18k white and yellow gold and I love it! Especially the 18k yellow gold. It’s so buttery! The bottom of my ring is pretty scratched up from me banging it around, but my jeweler cleans and polishes it for me every couple of months so it’s not a big deal to me.

    Post # 10
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Palladium is perfect for me. The durability and convenience of platinum without the heavy weight of platinum. If I ever need to replace my rings, i will get palladium again.

    Post # 11
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I have rose gold both in 18k & 14K.

    18K e-ring

    14K wedding band

    I prefer 14k rose gold because it’s much more rosey and pink.  18K rose gold is more peach and almost looks like yellow gold.  You can barely see the difference in this picture but I find my 14k wedding band, in turn, makes my e-ring look more rosey when it’s next to it.

    Post # 12
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My rings are mutts!

    My engagment ring is 18k, my spacer is 10k, and my wedding band is 14k!



    Post # 13
    2002 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @sporting:  I have 14k white gold, and I really like the look of it when it is freshly rhodium plated. However, it drives me mental that it needs to be replated and I don’t particularly care for the look of my set when it starts to wear off. That being said, I have a rhr in 10k white gold and that particular ring looks great when the warmth starts to show through.

    Post # 14
    6158 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i’ve been wearing my platinum ring for over a year and never had it polished or cleaned.  is still looks as shiny as the day i got it.

    maybe i should think about getting it cleaned?

    Post # 15
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @sporting:  I like the idea of platinum but I didn’t want to hassle with the polishing all the time, so I went with 18k 

    Post # 16
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    18k white gold. I’ve had it for 6 months or so. & it has a bunch of tiny scratches but haven’t had it resdipped. I think I would’ve prefer platinum or 10k yellow gold but oh we’ll.  

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