(Closed) 14k or 18k white gold?!?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

18k white gold is more yellow than 14k is. It doesn’t matter a whole lot if it’s rhodium plated, but even with plating it will probably take 14k longer to look yellowy than 18k would. Most things I read say that 14k is just more practical for everyday wear, so I would go with that!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

18k is softer than 14k and will scratch easier. 14k is the way to go! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I second leathernlace. That’s why I went w/ 14k. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I also highly recommend 14k. It durable and beautiful. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have 18k white gold, and have worn my ring for almost a year now and it is just now showing a slight color of yellow. My jeweler explained that some of the processes in making white gold are different and some will last longer than others. My ring is not bent in any way and I’m not gentle on it. It has a few scratches, but honestly this ring is hands down more durable and less scratched than any 10k or 14k I’ve owned. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m another one who is very happy with 14K.  Better color (for white gold) and a lot stronger.  Who cares if it has a little less gold?  The only consequence of that is that the value is a little less, but if you’re not going to sell it, it’s a moot point.   But then, it’s also cheaper.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Another vote for 14k. πŸ™‚ I looked into it and chose it because it isn’t as soft and I wanted something durable. Β πŸ™‚

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