(Closed) 14k wedding band paired with 10k e-ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have all 3! Engagement Ring is 18k, middle ring is 14k, last band is 10k….I can NOT tell the difference!! Even when I turn them over to look at the back side…there are absolutely no color difference. I have had all three rings for about 2 months now

Post # 4
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You may need to be careful of them rubbing against eachother.  If a harder medal rubs against a softer medal, it may wear faster, but if you have them smoldered together then it shouldn’t be a problem!

Post # 6
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 1999

My set is 14k and the ruby band is 10k. I can’t tell any difference in color! But they are rhodium plated. I also had them all soldered together so they won’t rub against each other.


Post # 8
11343 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009


Hahaha! I’m skimming headlines on my phone, and when I saw your post, I thought someone was asking about pairing a $14,000 wedding band with a $10,000 e-ring. I thought to myself, “That must be QUITE a wedding band!” 🙂

Post # 9
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

@Brielle:  Me too! I was trying to picture what kind of wedding band would be that much!

Post # 10
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Brielle:  lol. you’re too funny!

Post # 11
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Brielle:  I gigglesnorted at this, nice one! 🙂

Post # 12
2738 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think there are no problems with mixing gold karats together. Both will need similar maintenance: polishing and rhodium plating. I personnaly prefer 10k white gold because it is less yellow underneath the rhodium layer. It has less natural yellow gold and more of the white metals which are mixed in. 

As for rubbing, any two metals worn side by side everyday will get damaged. I’m soldering my platinum ering with my 14k white gold band. I have another 10k wedding band to wear alone 😉

Summary: ering flower halo- platinum, diamond eternity band- 14k white gold, diamond twist wedding band- 10k white gold

Post # 13
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a 14k ering and ordered a 10k band from a website. When I got it the colors were very very different. It looked really bad and I sent it back and ordered from a different site.

I would just make sure that you carefully look at them next to each other if you buy at a store, or order from a site with a really good return policy.  And make sure you leave enough time to allow for any returns.


Post # 14
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it is more noticeable with yellow gold then it is with white gold.  Maybe the rodium plating on the white gold is the reason for this??

Post # 15
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Rhodium plating will always be the same, it’s only the gold underneath that is 14k or 10k.  That said, get them soldered together after the wedding (or before if you can stand not wearing your engagement ring for a week or two leading up to the wedding.)  If you don’t solder them they will rub up against each other and depending on how the stones are set into your engagement ring, it can damage the setting and cause stones to fall out.

Post # 16
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think the color difference is much more apparent with yellow gold. My ering is 18k yellow gold and I have a 14k band and the color difference is so obvious!

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