(Closed) Does anyone prefer white gold to platinum???

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

yes, I prefer the warmth of white gold. my rings are not rhodium plated, but they don’t show very much yellow at all. white gold can have a different amount of yellow depending on what the alloy is made of. I have three WG rings: one 18k and two 14k. the 18k is actually the whitest one (which is very unuaual), and one of the 14k rings is yellower than the other 14k one.

my husband has a palladium ring, and I’m not sure if they look the same as platinum after it has developed its patina, but I have to say I don’t like it. it’s a very white metal and the texture is dull. I think it looks like aluminum. but maybe platinum is darker than palladium? I’m not sure. 

Post # 4
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There’s pros and cons to both, but I slightly prefer white gold. I am fond of the color and when it gets redipped it looks brand new again, whereas platinum kind of gets a patina in time. The patina is by no means unattractive. It adds charm and character to the ring.

Post # 5
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I do.  And for the same reason that @nerdybird: stated.

Rhodium Dipped White Gold is brighter (True White Gold, not Yellow Gold that has been dipped)… and even after much wear has a fairly decent shine to it.  That can easily be maintained by a quick and simple cleaning at home.

Platinium which I considered briefly this time round, is a greyer metal… and gets quite dull when its patina develops… goes to sort of a gun metal grey.  And has to be polished (like silver) to bring up the original shine.  To bring it back to its original lustre it really needs to be done by a Jeweller / Goldsmith.

PLUS there is the fact that Platinum is a softer metal and more prone to scratches… but at the same time it is also a stronger metal (less prone to bending out of shape)… so is better for actually “holding” diamonds into place.  In an ideal world, one would have a White Gold Band, with Platinium Settings for the Diamonds.

Hope this helps,


Post # 6
3221 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have an 18k palladium white gold, and I love it. It’s a cool tone like platinum, but doesn’t get the same patina. My only issue with platinum is that I dislike the patina it develops, and don’t want my rings to look dull. It’s also a steelier tone of grey than I like.

My ring isn’t rhodium dipped, and won’t need to be redipped, which I’m pleased about. I only found this out when asking my jeweller if it would ever get an all over unplated hue, and he said what I see is what I get! I was initially disappointed, however, since FH’s custom band will be unplated white gold, so now our wedding bands can’t match.

I don’t know if platinum has different alloys that end up different shades, but that’s something to watch out for with gold.



Post # 7
7494 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Me! I don’t like the price or the patina of platinum.

Post # 8
2855 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My FI decided he prefers WG over platinum. He doesn’t like the look of the patina on platinum. It doesn’t bother me because most of the wear and tear is on the bottom of my ring, and most of the top is covered by stones anyway. But his ring will constantly be spinning and he wants it to stay as shiny as possible. So we bought him a WG wedding band and mine is platinum to go with my e-ring!

Post # 9
3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I prefer palladium to either. White gold has the potential to be allergenic and requires a lot of up keep over the course of your life. I prefer the weight of palladium to the heft of platinum. It’s heaviness bothered me and the rings felt, for lack of better word, tippy to me.

Post # 10
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Eckle:  Palladium is definitely an awesome metal!

Post # 11
5507 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got white gold for my RHR (and 10k at that!). I will say it is shinier than my e-ring and wedding band which are platinum :-/

Post # 12
6806 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I rather have white gold, I love the looks of it. 

Post # 13
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I actually liked the look of white gold more than platinum – but FI proposed with a platinum ring and I love it. It has a matte finish, so it’s a little different, but it has grown on me. He was also really excited about the matte finish, so that made me love it even more.

Post # 14
1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes! I do! Like @letigre, I also have 18kt palladium white gold and I prefer its color and shine to platinum. That said, I don’t know that I would’ve gone for a rhodium-plated white gold over platinum however, because I wouldn’t want to deal with the upkeep of plating.

Post # 15
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I prefer white gold! I really, REALLY wanted to love platinum. When we were shopping for the setting for my new ring that is about to be made, I researched and researched some more and the patina that platinum takes on is just not for me. I am a shiny shiny metal kind of girl! We went with 14K since 18K is softer/more prone to wear and I want to be able to wear it daily if I want to. I didn’t want to have to worry about getting the platinum polished – though I know I have to rhodium dip my white gold – but I have had my current set a year and a half and it’s as shiny and white as the day I got it so maybe not that often. I guess my body chemistry isn’t that hard on it.

Post # 16
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@alreadyawife:  I prefer white gold because i find platinum to have a greyish tint. It also scratches more over time and these are more difficult to get out. 

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