Post # 1
I am looking for thoughts on pairing a 14k white gold wedding band with a 10k whitegold e-ring. The e-ring was purchased in December of 2011 and worn ever since. The wedding band has yet to be purchased, but my fiance and I want matching bands. We were going to get 10k WG to match my e-ring, but then I thought… “Why not get wedding bands with higher gold content?” My only concern is if this is okay to do. By “okay” I mean a lot of things. Will they look different? Will they wear different? Will it be noticeable?
Also, does anyone have one ring in 10k and the other in 14k? If so… may I see photos of them side by side? Preferably worn for more than a few months and not been dipped. Thanks in advance for your time/help/opinions everyone! I really appreciate it! We’re hoping to purchase the bands this week or next.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Happilyevaafter5: I agree
@sillyfrosty: My bands are soldered together
Post # 6
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 # 7
i love your band! missmuffin72
Post # 8
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
@Brielle: Me too! I was trying to picture what kind of wedding band would be that much!
Post # 10
@Brielle: lol. you’re too funny!
Post # 11
@Brielle: I gigglesnorted at this, nice one! 🙂
Post # 12
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
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
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
- 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
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!