(Closed) Can you tell the difference..

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

No, not at all. 

ETA: My ring is 18k and my friends is 14k. They look identical. 

Post # 4
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

To me, gold is gold!  Without seeing different golds next to each other, I wouldn’t know what type it is.

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

There is almost no visable difference between the too. 18k is so soft that it will actually get dinged and dented more easily and therefore actually over time look worse than the 14k

Post # 6
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


Post # 7
4824 posts
Honey bee

@mwitter80: I was just going to say I would prefer 14K for something I wear all the time for this reason.

Post # 8
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For colored gold, absolutely, but white… not until the rhodium wears away. 18k will have more of a golden hue if unplated or when the plating wears off. Rhodium is rhodium though.

Post # 9
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know my mom has two different gold rings and one of them is bright yellow and the other is a pretty, paler shade that I think is a lower karat.  I guess there can be something of a difference but I don’t know who would care or notice :).

Post # 10
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

No I can’t tell the difference. Plus like mwitter80 said, 14 will actually hold up better to dings.

Post # 11
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

14k white gold and 18k white gold look pretty much the same.

18k YELLOW gold looks quite a bit more yellow than 14k yellow gold though. I much prefer the color of 18k gold.

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