Post # 1
I’ve been looking at these posts for weeks and racking my brain on if I can live with a mismatched wedding set. I have a 2.30 ctw Asscher cut diamond (champange L color) engagement ring. I have been looking for the perfect band to match it. I am in LOVE with Cartiers wedding bands but of course the one I want they dont make in Yellow Gold to match my ring. I was so sad, and went to Tiffanys where i found a Platinum ring that i also fell in love with and guess what….no Yellow gold. Below are pics of my ring and the rings that i am undecided on. There is a rose gold ring but it looked funny to me next to my yellow gold. The sales lady suggested i had my engagement ring’s diamond reset in a different band to match but i dont want to change it I love it the way it is. My question to you ladies is….
Which looks better and would it look funny if i said screw it and went with a platinum band and my precious yellow gold er. Also note all of my other jewelry is Yellow Gold, i dont do other colors, I guess thats the old school in me lol (N.Y.) so this is why its so hard. But I am in love with this band and have my heart set on it!!!
Please Help, <3 goldie
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Post # 3
I think that they look nice together (I like the mismatched look) but I would be concerned about the difference of wear between platinum and gold. I believe that platinum is more dense, so it will wear differently and (I may be wrong on this) could sort of dent your gold band.
Your engagement ring is beautiful and if you really love the look of the Cartier band, could you not explore going the custom route and getting what you really want?
Post # 4
IMO, whatever you have on in the 3rd picture (i guess it’s the platinum?) is way too thick. it takes away from your e-ring.
also, platinum will wear down your e-ring. stick with gold.
Post # 5
I’m also concerned about the damage that the platinum band could do to your e-ring. Everything I’ve ever heard says not to wear them next to one another. I’d look into getting a custom wedding band made in yellow gold in whatever style you like best.
Post # 6
I agree, look for a gold band. Your ring is GORGEOUS and I think a thin gold band would look perfect with it.
As a sidenote, when we were looking for rings, our jeweler told us that gold is making a comeback! I’m in the midwest but he said it’s all the rage on the west coast.
Post # 7
Well you could always have a gold band made in the same style as the one’s you like. The other option is to get to bands and have them sit on each side of the ring therefore making it looked more balanced.
Post # 8
thank you ladies, i didnt know that platinum could dent the gold…hmmm. I dont know if cartier does custom jewelry. I’ll ask tomorrow when i go in. Also what do you guys think about the gold rose one. Will it look funny with the yellow???
Post # 9
i’m with everyone else. it just looks weird to me to have mismatched metals, unless you wear them on different hands.
Post # 10
i agree! gold is def. making a comeback. . i am a proud yellow gold girl and i like to think that’s cause I’m ahead of the trends, not behind! 😉
Post # 11
ok so i called cartier and they said it may be possible to have it made in yellow gold. It would take like 4 months to get but will be well worth my wait. Im going to look at the rose gold one again but the platinum just looks funny to me…i’ll take pics tomorrow at the store and post for your opinions! does anyone have pics of mismatched plat/gold sets so i can get a visual?
Post # 12
My set is mismatched, but the e-ring is platinum and the wedding band is 18K white gold. They’re both covered in pave diamonds too so it’s practically impossible to see the difference unless you look underneath, and even there it will take some years of wear before they start to look different.
Yellow gold and platinum next to each other could be an interesting look, and the issue of scratching and denting really isn’t a big deal. All rings scratch and dent each other when you wear them side by side without soldering them together. But I think if you want the look of matching yellow gold, don’t sacrifice that because you’re having a hard time finding a yellow gold band. I absolutely think you’ll be able to find a beautiful yellow gold band if you keep looking.
Post # 13
I’m back after a lonnnngg day of shopping, I stuck with what you said and look what i found at Tiffany’s! 2 gold bands, so i decided one for each side. I always loved the stacked look. I did get the Cartier in Rose gold for the other hand! Post pics of that band after Xmas!
Thanks for your help,,,, I’m in LOVE…
What do yall think??? <3<3<3
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Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I think mixed metals are fine (I hope to get a yellow gold eternity band as an anniversay gift someday to wear with my white gold set! ;), but if you only wear yellow gold and you love it, find a yellow gold band that you love!
Post # 15
Girl, I must say if I woke up to Cartier AND a Tiffany bag under my Christmas tree I’d think I had died and gone to heaven! Your rings are beautiful and I’m only *slightly* jealous 😀
Post # 16
Thanks Girl, I must say i am quite excited…Merry Xmas to me. I’ll post the Cartier after christmas.