(Closed) Help! Brought the ring but paperwork incorrect?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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11365 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would contact the store immediately to discuss this, as there likely would be a huge cost differential between the platinum and the white gold. Not only do you want to make sure you have the ring that you and your fiance wanted, but also you want to make sure you were not charged for something that you may not have even received.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I second the PP – the price difference between white gold and platinum can be over $1000, so definitely make sure you paid for what you got, and not paid for Pt when you got white gold.

And there is no such thing as “white” gold, so it is regular gold plated with the element Rhodium, which is very shiny metal. It’s very common.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you clean it and there is black on the cloth it’s gold if there is no black it is platinum, just a quick way to test yourself!

Post # 8
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11365 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Platinum is also very heavy. If the ring feels very heavy, it’s likely platinum. Regarding the specific type of cost difference, I am not able to speculate, as commodities prices (i.e. platinum and gold) fluctuate based on market forces. My rings are platinum and they were purchased in 2008, so my knowledge of the market is not very current.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

White gold needs to be “dipped” every year or so to keep up the colour, but it is a very fast and fairly inexpensive thing to do. I agree with the above posters though, when they say to contact the jeweller. I originally wanted a platinum ring because I have so many metal allergies I was worried I might be allergic to gold or white gold. Upon learning that platium rings were SOOOO much more expensive than white gold (around here, Ontario Canada, I was finding the difference to be around $2000 or more), I ended up going for white gold knowing I could change the setting one day.

You need to be getting your money’s worth, so if you paid for platinum you should have platinum!

As for your question if it could be changed… you would have to reset the diamond(s) in a platinum setting, but I would have the jeweller do that at no charge if they screwed up and gave you 18k gold instead.

Post # 11
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2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If she likes it as is I would just leave it be.  Replating isnt a big deal and if I’m not mistaken, gold is stronger than platinum anyway.

Post # 12
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1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would just ask her, tell her it’s white gold not platinum and see if she wants to change the band out?  

Post # 13
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11365 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I absolutely would tell her exactly what has transpired and that you are able to switch the setting for platinum. Then, simply let her decide whether she is already too attached to the current ring to change it, or if she would want to switch the setting to the platinum that she believes she already has. (By the way, I am sorry I did not think of this sooner, but you probably could have just checked the engraving inside the ring.  My gold gemstone rings have the number of karats stamped inside of them, and my wedding set is stamped inside with “plat.” If this information IS inside her ring, then she probably already has seen it. Either way, I think she will be thrilled that you intended to get her the platinum, noticed that there was some type of mix up, and that you are offering to now provide her with the platinum. You can’t lose anything by telling her, and, if she doesn’t already know, she will definitely find out later when she has the ring appraised.)

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