14k vs 18k white gold? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What metal should I have my rings made with??
    14k white gold : (42 votes)
    49 %
    18k white gold : (44 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have 18k gold , and have been wearing my ring for almost two years now.. every day. I’m very rough haha and my ring is absolutely fine. Very excited to add my wedding band to it next month! Do what you feel is right.. but personally if they are the same price, I would go with 18k. 

    Post # 4
    14486 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think 18kt is fine for everyday wear.  I wear a 21k yellow gold ring daily and for 6 years now and it’s held up just fine.

    Post # 5
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have 14 and I love it. Its stronger and (usually) less expensive. Even if it costs the same for the ering, you will end up with a less expensive wedding band, since you should get both in the same metal to avoid uneven wearing.

    Post # 8
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Mines is 14k white gold. Im happy with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    All my gold jewerely is 14k and never had any problems with it.

    Post # 10
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I say get the 18K gold since it’s already in stock and you won’t have to wait for a special order.

    Post # 11
    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve worn an  18k gold ring every day for the past thirty-six years with no issues at all.  I’d go for the 18k ring.

    Post # 12
    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’ve spoken to a model maker when deciding 14 or 18k.  the price difference for jewelers was $50.  Going to buy a mounting?  Price jumped $150.  If you melt it, guess what, $45 difference.  14k is 25% stronger than platinum, looks more white than 18k because it has more alloy, and is by far the choice for setters everywhere!  If you asked a diamond setter the risks customers take in 18k jewelry, they’d say:


    If someone buys an 18k white gold ring, or yellow either way, we recommend putting a 14k WHITE gold head on any metal to ensure its security.  Some rings will confuse customers because they include two stamps, but it is known in the jewelry industry to do this. 


    If it is a casted piece already with heads/baskets included, 14k is recommended as the application of another head is not available.


    Post # 13
    2577 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My three rings are 18k, no issues and have worn the e-ring about 4 years now, and the others over two….

    I would choose the 18k.

    Post # 14
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @shamrock1228:  Well I chose 14K just because I have very rough hands. I was told it’s better for a person with an active lifestyle… then again I even lift weights with my rings on (which is probably not a good idea) I just don’t like to take my rings off. But that might not be the case for you and 18K will do just fine.

    Post # 16
    5662 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have 14k and am not that hard on and wish it was platinum. I can’t imagine how badly I would mess up 18k

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