Post # 1
I have a platinum engagement ring, and so far, I’ve only been looking at platinum wedding bands. I just found out that one of my friends has an 18k white gold e-ring with a 10k white gold wedding band. I didn’t notice any major differences between the 18k and 10k, and going with white gold would be more cost effective than platinum. Any bees out there with non-matching metals for their e-ring and wedding bands? Should I bother with looking at white gold bands?
Post # 3
If you’re planning on wearing both rings on the same finger, there might be some issue w/ one of the rings wearing down the other one, since one metal will be softer than the other one. So you probably want to ask your jewler about the wear and tear issue. If that does’t end up being a problem, then I say go fot it!
Post # 4
I agree that you are probably going to have problems with the plating on your engagement ring wearing down (even if they are soldered together). My engagement ring started to look a bit warm by the time I got married so I had it replated but I probably won’t do it again since the rings will wear down at the same rate now.
Post # 5
The white gold rings are both plated with rhodium, that’s why they look the same.
As far as platinum and white gold, I’ve tried on a few white gold bands with my platinum engagement ring and there is a noticable difference in the color of the metals.
Post # 6
My e-ring is 19k whote gold and I just bought my wedding bands and they are only 14k. I loooove them but they are both white gold so perhaps its not that big of a difference.
Post # 7
If you wear white gold with platinum, the platinum will wear away the white gold because it is a harder metal. I’ve seen this happen and it ain’t pretty. The same applies to your friend who is mixing 18k and 10k white gold. The 10k is stronger and so will wear away the 18k, so you may want to warn her of this.
Post # 8
I’m not sure about platinum and white gold together, but 18k and 10k together looks fine – my e-ring was made with 18k originally (somewhere around 1915) but when we had it sized they used 10k to save us some money and you cannot see any difference in it. And there is no rhodium on my ring since it was made so long ago.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone, the wearing away of the softer metal makes a lot of sense!
Post # 10
I too have a platinum engagement ring and plan on buying a platinum band. Main reason is white gold eventually patinas into a soft yellow as it isn’t pure gold. I would definitely stick with platinum or there will eventually be a significant color difference.