(Closed) Does your wedding band metal match your e-ring metal?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does/will your wedding band metal match your e-ring metal?
    Yes! : (59 votes)
    79 %
    No! : (10 votes)
    13 %
    Doesn't matter either way; it's your choice! : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    In order for one ring not to wear down the other ring, I’ve been told by my jeweler that your rings should be the same material.

    Post # 4
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve been told the same thing at milesbella: they should be the same so that they don’t damage each other and so that in 20 years or so they still match. So if you have platinum, you should get platinum and if you have 18K gold, you should get 18K gold and not 14K gold, etc.

    Post # 5
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve heard the same as the previous posters, and that’s what influenced our choice of bands.

    Of course, some women choose to wear their e-ring as a righthand ring after the wedding – in that case you could go hog wild with choices! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have a platinum e-ring and will get a platinum band. From what I’ve heard white gold will be shinier than platinum, especially right after replating.

    Post # 7
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I did ALOT of research into this before i bought my wedding band.  I have a white gold e-ring and didn’t want to always have to be redipping my wedding band so i bought my band in palladium.  One day i may upgrade my e-ring metal to palladium, so they are the same, but for now i think it’s fine.

    Check it out, it’s similar to platinum, but doesn’t scratch as easily, but the price is more similar to white gold.  It also is more naturally white, so doesn’t need the redipping that white gold often does.

     

     

    Post # 8
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    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was told that it’s always advisable to match the metals because the two rings won’t wear evenly, unless you’re going to have them soldered together, in which case I guess that wouldn’t be a problem. I was also told by my jeweler that white gold is actually softer (esp 18K) than platinum, and when you scratch white gold you actually lose the metal unlike platinum where the metal just moves and the jeweler can buff it out. 

    Post # 9
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    hm. I don’t know about platinum being easier to scratch.

    My ering is platinum because I’m uber destructive. The thing with platinum -that I’ve heard- is that when it gets scratch the metal is pushed aside but it’s still there. With gold when it’s scratched the metal is gone.

    I def wanted a platinum band to match my ering and honestly the prices I were able to find were not that much different to consider getting a different metal.

    A lot of places platinum bands are almost double yellow gold. The difference between white gold and platinum is a little closer. For the band I wanted the difference was only like $300 so for a band that I will be wearing for a lifetime it wasn’t worth it to go white gold.

    My friend and I got married at about the same time and when you put my platinum rings next to her white gold rings there is a visible difference in the way the two metals wear.

    Post # 10
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Both of mine are white gold but my band has been turning gold since day 1.  Besides the wearing down each other, all things silver colored (silver, white gold, platinum, etc.) are silver to me.  I wouldn’t notice the difference between the metals but I’m not very smart about jewelry.

    Post # 11
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @KatNYC2011:

    psst. Check out The Facets Collection right in NYC. They gave me the best price hands down on my half eternity platinum band!

    Post # 12
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Gerbera: I will def look. We have a family friend who is a jewelry designer so we may just go with her.

    Post # 13
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @KatNYC2011:

    Me too! He gave us an awesome price on my ering. Unfortunately when we went back for my band and my husband’s band he was no longer giving us a great deal. 🙁 We had to unfortunately take our business elsewhere. ;

    Post # 14
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Mine are both white gold.

    Post # 15
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My ering is platinum so I wanted a platinum wedding band. I didn’t want my ering to scratch my wedding band, I didn’t want them to wear differently, etc. 

    Post # 16
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    My ering is platinum. It’s a family ring and that’s just the way it came. I got a white gold wedding band, mainly b/c it’s cheaper.

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