Post # 1
I just bought our wedding bands, and I noticed that the golds weren’t exactly the same on my e-ring and my wedding band. They’re both 14K white gold, but they came from different jewelry stores.
It’s not that noticeable outside of the bright lights of the jewelry store, but it was still obvious that the golds were different colors. My e-ring is kind of… whiter. I almost didn’t get the wedding band, but really wanted to cross that off my “to do” list.
Post # 4
@DW82: Need my matchy matchy! I hit vote too fast and forgot about pie 🙁
I do love mixed golds, but I’m way to crazy to have anything mismatched.
I don’t think it’d bother me if my golds were slightly different.
My original ering’s gold has a yellowish hue, whilst the band is still brand spankin’ new, that doesn’t bother me.
Could you return the band, if it’s bothering you?
Post # 5
@DW82: same thing happened with mine. I bought both of my plain 14k yellow gold bands from different stores and then of course my engagement ring came from somewhere else. Each ring has a slight color difference but I cant tell when looking head-on. I can only notice when I look at the back of my finger and focus lol It wasn’t worth passing up the great deal on the price just to get an exact match.
Post # 6
Mine aren’t perfectly the same, but they are different karats… My e-ring is 14k, my wedding band is 18k. They’re also antiques. It really doesn’t bother me at all, I hardly notice it and literally no one else will probably ever notice it.
Post # 7
Mine are identical because they were made at the same time and poured from the same bar. I think it would bother me if one was slightly different than the other, but I wouldn’t notice it on other people nor would it bug me.
Post # 8
you have to get white gold re-dipped every year or so anyways, if you get them redone at the same place they will likely become the same color. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, if you are terribly worried about it for pictures and close ups for the wedding I would just have them both dipped the day before to make sure they are both extra shiny
Post # 9
Our set (4 pieces: my engagement ring and wedding band, his mangagement ring and wedding band) will be all the exact same alloy for symbolic reasons, so they’ll match exactly.
However, I have other alloys of gold, and it doesn’t bother me one bit to mix and match them. There are some alloys I just don’t like (too washed out, too brassy) but not because they’re near a different alloy piece of jewelry. I do think that all precious metals “go” together, as long as the design of the pieces go together.
Post # 10
@LeSpice: It doesn’t bother me, I was just thinking it might be something that bothered others.
@CherrytoBee: Yeah, the band was less than $200, so I’m not complaining one bit after spending almost $3K on the e-ring. I wanted cheap lol.
I plan to get a third ring one day soon to stack with these two, and that one probably won’t totally match either.
@globalmargaret: I don’t expect any photos to be taken of the rings. I’m not into those kind of wedding shots (rings, shoes, random flower shots… no artsy photos kthnx, just pics of people)
@Ms.GoodEarth: I couldn’t tell a difference between the 10K and the 14K, so I doubt your 14K and 18K are noticeable either.
Actually it was the carat that I was insistent on being the same for all the rings. I’m not sure why that was the line I drew and not the alloy (the girl at the jewelry store said different alloys will throw slightly different colors, and even offered to have my wedding band matched to the alloy of my e-ring but eh, wanted to just buy the rings and have that done).