(Closed) He wants me to send him the rings I like!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
811 posts
Busy bee

I have heard before that platinum is really overkill for most people’s lifestyles. Unless you work in a lab or somewhere that could be destructive to gold, it’s not entirely necessary. I personally like 14k gold for this reason, since it isn’t as soft as 18k. But this is just my thoughts 🙂 Show us some pictures if you find things online! This is very exciting

Post # 3
3387 posts
Sugar bee

Dreaming42:  some jewelers actually don’t alloy their white gold with nickel, so you should inquire about that. White gold is significantly cheaper than platinum, so that could help with your budget 🙂

Post # 5
567 posts
Busy bee

Dreaming42:  Would you consider a Moissanite? They are beautiful and less expensive.

Post # 6
537 posts
Busy bee

I am also allergic to nickel, but I got palladium instead of platinum. It only costs a little more than white gold, but it looks just like platinum! You can see my ring in my avatar photo.

My ring is from Moissaniteco, but plenty of other jewelers work in palladium– just not the big mall chains.

Post # 8
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Dreaming42: In the long run, I strongly recommend platinum because it is less maintenence compared to white gold. White gold overtime will lose it’s whiteness, so you will have to send it off to get rhodium plated again every 6 months to a year depends on how rough you are with your hands. Also, overtime white gold loses metal & you may need to retip prongs in the future, where platinum doesn’t. Try shopping online for rings. It’s easier to send him links of rings you like & the diamond you want that will fit in his budget. It will be much cheaper. You will save a lot compare to buying from brick & mortar stores. That is what my fiance & I did. I went on James Allen website & looked at rings & diamonds that I would like within his budget, then made a wish list & emailed it to him. He contacted them & they pretty much helped him the rest of the way on helping him create the perfect ring for me. They are an amazing company & I really recommend them. Whatever problems you will have, they will try their best to help you. There are also sites like Blue Nile, but we went with James Allen because they have videos of the actual diamond so you could see the diamond up close & personal.

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