Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
This might be a stupid question…
But I know it’s bad to mix platinum and gold – what about 14k gold mixed with 18k gold? My e-ring is 14k and I’m looking at 2 wedding bands, one is 14k and the other is 18k. Do I need to worry about them rubbing?? They will be white gold, so both will be rhodium plated I’m assuming, so I’m thinking it won’t be a problem, right?
Anyone with experience? Share pics!!
Post # 3
18k gold is softer. If you choose that it is very likely that you’re 14k gold ring will wear it down a bit.
Post # 4
@FutureDrAtkins: 18k is softer than 14k so I suppose an 18k band rubbing against a 14k Ering, in theory, could cause dulling at a certain point but I don’t know anyone with this issue.
My Ering is 18K rose gold but I want my wedding band to look more pink so we’re ordering a 14K rose gold band. 18K rose gold is really peachy looking, almost like yellow gold. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem!
Post # 5
As long as you keep up with re-dipping them in rhodium, all should be well. The platinum problem refers to smoothing around the molecules and is pretty unique to platinum items.
Post # 6
My engagement ring is 18k gold while my wedding band is 14k. I’ve been wearing them both every day for a little over a year and a half and they are both perfectly fine! I even bought a rose gold spacer just in case but I never wear it. My jeweler said that it would take YEARS, like 50 years, for the gold to even begin to wear down. Just keep up with the rhodium dipping and you’ll be fine!
Post # 7
@FutureDrAtkins: My engagement ring is 18K white gold, and my wedding band is 14K white gold. No issues here.
Post # 8
When I look at both of them together I can see a difference between 14k and 18k white gold rings that I have had for about the same amount of time. The 18k one is ever so slightly more yellowed.