Post # 1
so ladies what type of metal did you choose for your wedding sets….we are debating between 14kt yellow gold, 14kt white gold and 950 palladium….
we like the look of all three…but are interested in the durability, stability, and wearability of each….the ring weve chosen is fairly dainty…
once again here is pic of the set….what did you ladies pic, and why
fyi we are going with the 6 prong head….
Post # 4
Other: 19k white gold. It’s supposed to be stronger, shinier, and more scratch-resistant than 18k or 14k! It’s also fairly new on the market and I spoke to some jewelers that hadn’t even heard of it yet. We went the cutsom route, so that’s why it was an option for us.
That’s a beautiful ring set, btw!
Post # 5
I picked yellow gold because A) my ering is a family heirloom with a gold band and B) I feel like it’s more classic and C) I like wearing a metal that not every other bride is wearing. I like being a little different! I got something kind of like this (I’m picking it up tomorrow! Woooo!)
Post # 6
14k white gold. It’s durable, very “white” for gold, and it ages well even after rhodium wears off. I think it’s also flattering on most skin tones. Second choice would be palladium.
Post # 7
but gold will never be as scratchproof as palladium or platinum, and palladium is the ish because its like I keep saying…
if platinum is a wet towel
and palladium is a dry towel
and they are both the same size and color, why carry around a heavier towel that’s wet when the look the same?
Palladium is a more precious metal. It is more rare, durable, and easier to manage because it doesn’t require rhodium or maintanance. in 2001 Palladium rose to be twice as pricey as platinum, but now is more affordable. Don’t follow the crowd…just because nobody knows what metal you’re talking about doesn’t mean you don’t understand and appreciate it. Every girl who ever owned palladium is addicted to it…I couldn’t get palladium because my diamond is such a low color grade I chose rose gold, but believe me if I had an I color or better I’d have gotten palladium hands down!
Post # 8
@puppiekisses: im going with a moissy center stone a 0.5ct equivalent….would that affect the color grade any???
Post # 9
I picked out a 14k yellow gold ring with palladium prongs. I love the look of yellow gold but I don’t particluarly like it as prongs. I chose palladium over white gold because I didn’t want to have to deal with redipping.
Post # 10
We decided to go with white gold. I don’t even think we even looked at other options of metai. Seemed to work well for us. =)
Post # 11
I selected platinum, and I absolutely love it!
Post # 13
My E-ring and wedding band are in platinum. I believe platinum is the strongest metal for ring setting (correct me if I’m wrong). It’s quite pricey though, I can get bigger center stone if I chose 14k or 18k.
Post # 14
@puppiekisses: I like feeling the weight of platinum.
Post # 15
First off, you have picked a beautiful set!
My rings are platinum. I love the look of the white metal. But I didn’t want to have to go through the hassle of white gold needing to be redipped. I definitely wanted the metal that was lowest maintenance!
Post # 16
Ok I accidentally voted for the palladium, but I meant platinum. I need to slow down when I read these boards, hehe.
I chose platinum because it feels weighty, doesn’t need a lot of maintenance (no dipping or re-plating) and it ages well, in my opinion. It gets kind of a brushed finish look over time if you don’t polish it.
It’s also more durable than gold. But significantly more expensive (major downside).