(Closed) 10k e-ring, 14k band?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will my 10k e-ring look weird with a 14k band?
    Yes; call and correct the order : (9 votes)
    39 %
    No; there will be no difference in color, so leave it as-is : (7 votes)
    30 %
    No, but call to correct the order anyway, so they're both the same : (7 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    they will wear differently.  brand new they will look the same but in a year they will probably be very different.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    one will turn yellowish faster then the other.  because they wont be the same hardness one will get dings and scratches faster then the other. things  like that.

    Post # 7
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    157 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Statutory Grape:  You shouldn’t be able to see a difference at all.  However…  the more gold in a band the less there is of the other metals, thus it is scratched more easily.  I doubt it will be a problem with 14k, but if you are really rough on jewelry, you might call and request the 10k for that reason!  The 10k is 41.6% pure gold and the 14k is 58.3% pure gold, so it really isn’t THAT big of a difference anyways, but the 10k will still be stronger!  (this is why you really shouldn’t EVER get a ring in 18 or 24k)

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Statutory Grape: hahaha, apparently we replied at the same time.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m not sure if they will look the same.  10K yellow gold and 14K yellow gold look different. I would assume it wouldn’t matter with white gold though b/c I think white gold is just yellow gold dipped in a solution. 

     

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @Statutory Grape: MandaMack is right.  The 14K is not as hard it will scratch faster but more importantly because they will continually rub against each other, the 14K band will likely start to wear pretty fast because it is rubbing against a harder metal.

    Post # 13
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    157 posts
    Blushing bee

    One more thing… a lot of white gold rings have rhodium plating, so I would check to see if this is the case with your rings, because then it really doesn’t matter which one you get  : )

    Post # 15
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    157 posts
    Blushing bee

    @EleanorRigby: white gold actually contains different support metals, typically more silver and nickel or even platinum or palladium, whereas yellow gold has zinc in it.  (i’m a geologist so I got all dorky about my rings and what they are made of… hahaha)

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