(Closed) Boyfriend Here with Questions About Rose Gold Engagement Rings – Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1457 posts
Bumble bee

greenc51:  White gold is slightly more scratch resistant than rose gold because of the rhodium plating, but white gold will need to be replated every 1-2 (?) years or so. Rose gold is still a metal that is fine for everyday wear, idk what that lady is smoking, and it lasts a long time (I have my great grandma’s rose gold ring from the early 1900’s and it still looks amazing). I’m kinda biased because we went with rose gold because I think it’s prettier, and getting white gold replated fairly often sounded like a pain to me. I think if you like the rose gold better and will regret not getting that for her, then go rose gold

Post # 4
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2000

From my understanding of course the more pure the gold ex. 24k, 18k the softer the metal is, with any color.  I have read that due to the rhodium pla on white gold that it does add a slight extra endurance or protection to rings, but very slight.  All gold will wear away over time through scratches, having work done, just normal wear and tear.  I personally love champagne diamonds in rose gold, I think they look gorgeous.  You are the one paying not the salesperso, so make sure you get what you and your fiancé will love!  Good luck!

Post # 5
9588 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

1. the setting itself is the least damaged part of my ring–the part you damage most is the part of the ring under the finger, as you’re constantly knocking it against things.

2. get ring insurance, that way even if you are worried something could happen to the setting (and, worst case scenario, the diamond pops out and is lost) then you can just get it replaced.  Ta-da.

FWIW my ring is 14 carat rose gold… not a speck of white gold anywhere.

Post # 6
744 posts
Busy bee

Go with what you love.  Lots of women wear rose gold and love it.

Even platinum, which may be considered more durable, can be damaged. Ultimately you have to care for your jewelry and insure it to cover for risk of damage. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  waiting2bee.
Post # 7
100 posts
Blushing bee

Rose gold is so much prettier than white gold, I would go with rose gold for sure.

Post # 8
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Do what feels right! I actually had white gold and just upgraded to a rose gold setting to match my DH’s and it’s BEAUTIFUL. I also had an incident early on where I kept shaking my diamond in the white gold setting (princess cut) and I found out from my jeweler that the rock is stronger than the white gold which is why I was actually making it looser (so not that strong, just don’t fidget) Also, wear and tear is normal, with any ring you’re going to want regular cleanings anyway. 

Post # 9
587 posts
Busy bee

I know someone with a rose gold setting and it is beautiful.  Go with your gut and what you think your Girlfriend will love the most and what you think will look better.  It will be on your GF’s finger, not the sales lady! 🙂

Post # 10
2318 posts
Buzzing bee

Get what you want. I bet they don’t have the rose gold in stock because it’s not as popular and don’t want to bother ordering it. 

Post # 11
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My ring has 18k rose gold prongs, its totally fine. Go with the rose gold and get the ring insured in case anything ever happens to it. 

Post # 12
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

greenc51:  Firstly I LOVE that you are here on this site doing this and how you have researched and show how much you care.

now I suggest you confide IN her mother or close friend and get them to chat about rings and say they have seen their Freind with a pretty rose gold ring and never thought rose gold woould work and always thought white gold the way to go- gauge her reaction.

However I tho l she sounds like a rose gold type of woman as she loves unusual and pinks from what she was looking for, also you loved it better and keep thinking about it so get on that phone and tell the woman what you want! Please post pics when it’s done and later what she thinks of it! Good luck 🙂 

Post # 13
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I wouldn’t say pink sapphires are that rare. Gemvara offers them in many of their rings.

Post # 15
662 posts
Busy bee

Pink sapphires are rare in stores but you can find plenty online. You could also buy a loose one online to get it set. Don’t pay that much more for a second choice stone. If you don’t mind ordering online, I always recommend Brilliant Earth though there are plenty of good options out there. Plenty give you free and easy shipping and returns. 

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