Post # 1
I’m brand new to this I’ve been engaged a month and get to choose my own ring 😀 just wondering what you think about the difference between 14 and 18 k white gold rings? I want it to be as durable as possible so am leaning towards 14kt but my mum says that 18k is better quality because of the higher gold content. Those kind of details don’t worry me too much so I was hoping for some advice on whether you can actually tell the difference between the two?
Hope that all made sense.
Post # 2
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
18k is softer than 14k and will scratch easier. 14k is the way to go!
Post # 4
Ah thank you so much ladies! You’ve already put my mind at ease :D. Picking/desiging the ring is amazing but a little stressful as I can never make up my mind haha that’s being a Libran I guess!
Post # 5
I second leathernlace. That’s why I went w/ 14k.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I also highly recommend 14k. It durable and beautiful.
Post # 7
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
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
Another vote for 14k. 🙂 I looked into it and chose it because it isn’t as soft and I wanted something durable. 🙂