(Closed) Help! How similar in hue are white gold and Platinum?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I beleive the platinum is a brighter, glossier colour. I don’t think they would really clash. No one would probbaly really notice unless you showed it to them.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve heard that different metals can wear or scratch each other because they are different hardnesses. I don’t have any experience with it myself though.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Someone’s already touched on this, but platinum is indeed a very hard metal. I have a platinum engagement ring and have been advised by several jewelers that I will need a platinum wedding ring as the platinum can wear gold down over time. Platinum is a much better metal for rings than gold, as it’s more hard wearing, and stays shiny for years longer, but you pay a LOT more for it.

So go for the gold if your engagement ring is gold 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Platinum is hard, but so is rhodium. I think no matter what, if you have two rings next to each other (whether platinum against rhodium or rhodium against rhodium) you are going to have some of the rhodium plating wearing away and are going to need to get it replated occasionally. If you like the platinum ring I wouldn’t let it stop you.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t mix and match– I love yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold (and all combinations!), the difference between platinum and WG are a different caliber.  while WG and YG are different colors, WG and platinum are different shades and lusters? that’s the best way I can explain it.  my prongs are platinum and I can tell!

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