Post # 1
Do any of you have 10K gold rings? I know that they can be more durable than higher K rings, but I’m concerned about how they hold up over time. I’ve been doing some research, and some sources they tarnish easily and lose their luster/change color. I am considering a wedding band that is 10K gold but worried about how it will hold up as my “forever” ring.
Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I have a few vintage rings that are 10K and they’ve held up fine! They’re hardly scratched, especially compared to my 14K and 18K rings! My platinum ones have held up the best, so I’d recommend that over 10K
Post # 4
I have a 10k (white) gold engagement ring and a 14k (white) gold wedding band. When I put them on together, there is really no difference (the only place you MIGHT notice a slight difference in color is where it hits the underside of my finger). I have had the engagement ring since late November of 2012, if that helps 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
@AmandaCareBear: I’ve never had a problem with mine! And I wear a 14k gold ring next to it…..however, they are solderd together and don’t rub
Post # 6
@AmandaCareBear: my rhr is 10k and i have had it for about 6 months. looks brand new!
Post # 7
These are all really encouraging thoughts!
So, no weird tarnishing or marks on your finger?
Post # 8
I used to have a 10k white gold eternity band a couple of years ago and while I never noticed any tarnishing, mine got scratched like crazy which made it lose it’s luster and shine. I was disappointed. I noticed the first couple of scratches maybe two months after I got it. It started to look like sterling silver. :/
Post # 9
I think it makes a big difference whether they are yellow gold or white gold. White gold is alloyed, and often the lower the gold content, the whiter the ring (though it depends on the alloy, as some 18K WG is quite white unplated). Additionally, most white gold rings are plated in rhodium, so regardless of the gold content, WG rings can match one another.
I primarily wear yellow gold, though, and some 10K YG can discolour very quickly. I’ve even seen 10K YG in jeweler’s cases that was discoloured when it (presumably) had not even been worn yet. Because of the issues I’ve seen with 10K YG, I won’t buy any YG that isn’t at least 14K, and I prefer 18K and above. Last, because YG is usually not plated, 10K will not match 14K or 18K. The difference can be subtle, so that may or may not bother you, but it is an issue for some people.
Post # 10
AmandaCareBear: Mine is 10K white gold, and I haven’t had any issues. I’ve only had it for about a year though. It has what would be considered normal wear on a gold ring. To keep it looking the way it did when purchased, you will have to get any white gold ring replated every now and then. If your jeweler has a warranty to cover this, I definitely recommend it. I will probably get my replated next year.
And no, no tarnish marks on my fingers!