Post # 1
Well – I’ve found my wedding band and I’m psyched! My e-ring is 18k rose gold but the jeweler calls it peach gold since the higher 18K makes it look a bit more peach than the rosey-pink look of 10K and 14K rose gold.
My question is this – I don’t mind if my wedding band and e-ring perfectly match in color. They’re close enough in my book. I’d like to save some money by getting the lower karat gold in 14. Does rose gold change color over time? I know white gold sometimes needs to be re-dipped or polished – does the same go for rose gold?
Would getting 18K over 14K keep it looking better through the years?
Thank you ladies n’ gents!
Post # 3
Like yellow gold, rose gold maintains its color with no re-dipping needed. But I have heard some (inconclusive) claims that the different metals may wear on each other.
If I were you, I’d still go with the 14k wedding band, though.
Post # 4
I would get the 18k wedding band, only because I like the color of the 18k much better than the 14k 🙂 I also would be worried about them wearing on each other, due to differences in hardness.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
The 14k will be harder than the 18k due to a higher content of copper, this means wear on the 18k ring. I’d go 18k to reduce wear since your ring is 18k.