(Closed) Gold vs. Platinum

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Gold vs. Platinum:

    I choose 14k gold and I'm glad I did

    I choose 14k gold but should have picked 18k gold

    I choose 14k gold but should have picked platinum

    I choose 18k gold and I'm glad I did

    I choose 18k gold but I should have picked 14k gold

    I choose 18k gold but I should have picked platinum

    I choose platinum and I'm glad I did

    I choose platinum but I should have picked gold (14k/18k)

  • Post # 32
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I chose 18K white gold ’cause it’s what we could afford.  14K wasn’t an option.  I wanted platinum but it was just too expensive.  The biggest thing I don’t like about white gold is how it yellows, so you have to take it to be re-dipped.  What a pain.

    Post # 33
    20 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I chose platinum because I wanted my ering to stay white and didn’t want to have it redipped every few years. I plan to get a platinum wedding band as well so they match. My Future Sister-In-Law has a platinum band and 18k white gold ering and the colours are pretty off (she hasn’t had the gold redipped though).

    Post # 34
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Well, I wanted an exact shade (alloy) of yellow gold, so of course it was gold. The shade that I wanted was an 18k alloy. I find the 18ks have a beautiful warm depth as compared to lesser karats.

    Post # 35
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    The pros and cons of platinum vs 14k white gold

    Platinum: the pros are that it is naturally white, hypoallergenic, more pure (95%), and it is noticeably heavier than other precious metals. The cons of platinum is the price. Platinum is the softest of the precious metals listed (14k white gold, 18k white gold and platinum), and therefore it scratches the easiest.  It will lose the high polish luster with time and develop a patina.  If you are going to wear a matching band with it, they will scratch together and you will notice a significant amount of scratches after just a few weeks of wear.

    14k white gold: the pros are that it is harder than 18k gold, palladium and platinum, and therefore the most scratch resistant. It will maintaine its “shine” longer than platinum, especially with a wedding set (two rings rubbing together). The cons are: it contains nickel to which 10% of women are allergic, and it naturally has a slight yellow tinge, and so it requires rhodium plating to be pure white in color.

    Post # 36
    425 posts
    Helper bee

    I got platinum and I adore it. I hate redipping and have had a lot of white gold rings in the past. My platinum is strong, always silver coloured, and it feels heavy and sturdy, like it will last. Worth the money in my mind. Also in 100 years, I will still have my platinum because it only displaces, whereas gold is slowly lost over time. 

    Post # 37
    106 posts
    Blushing bee

    I didn’t choose, Fiance picked fo me and I’m glad he picked platinum. It all really depends on your personal preference. Platiunum is significantly heavier than gold, so if you want to feel your ring’s presence, choose platinum. Besides platinum is not that much more expensive than gold anymore. 

    Post # 38
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I picked platinum (there is an 18k gold component as well, but it’s mainly platinum).

    To me, it’s very similar to 14/18k gold looks-wise, but without the annoying hassle of having to re-dip it.

    Platinum I also understand is more durable… it’s also more rare/prestigious, so I figured you can’t really go wrong.

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