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

posted 9 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 # 17
    Member
    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Mine are both white gold.

    Like many PPs, I’ve always been told that if you wear two different metals next to each other, the harder of the two will scrathc the other one and they will wear differently.

    Post # 18
    Member
    1726 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Well, if you do that, I hope your wedding band isn’t something you’re gonna be too attached to! 😛 It will end up being damaged significantly by the platinum over time.

    I think you are misunderstanding the properties of plat and WG. Platinum “scratches” are actually just the metal being displaced/moved around, not sloughing off like gold does when it gets scratched. You can restore a platinum ring to a patina-free shininess, just like new, by having it buffed out. Again, this would just be “moving” the metal around and smoothing it out, so it won’t be losing any of its mass. When gold is scratched, it looses particles of the metal each time. So with years of wear, your gold band will be worn down significantly, while your platinum ring will develop a fixable patina. Hope that makes sense.

    Long story short, keep the metals the same if you don’t want one being eventually destroyed by the other.

    Post # 19
    Member
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’ve never heard that platinum scratches easier than white gold so of course I had to look it up.

    This excerpt from Pricescope:

    “I must also mention that with 950 Platinum S1 is doesn’t scratch easily … gold scratches much easier. Even 950 Platinum Ru is tougher to scratch than the other Platinum Mixes.”

    and HERE

    “Platinum engagement rings offer more resistance to scratches and are thought to be more luminescent due to the metal’s purity.”

    Anyway, I look into it only because I know my husband looked into this a lot before buying me platinum in lieu of white gold. He knew I did not like yellow gold and prefers white gold but did the extra research on platinum because I’m just not careful with jewelry!

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