(Closed) HELP! Which metal did you choose and why?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal did you opt for?

    White or Yellow Gold 14K

    White or Yellow Gold 18K



  • Post # 3
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My e-ring is 18k white gold (FI picked it out, so I didn’t make the decision).  I then had a wedding band custom made in palladium.  I opted for palladium over white gold, because it was only marginally more expensive, holds up better over time, and doesn’t yellow and require replating.  Just my story though.

    Post # 4
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I got platinum. I love the color (different than white gold) and the heft of it.

    And if it gets scratched, the metal is just displaced and not lost and can be more easily buffed out; if you scratch gold you actually lose the metal from the ring.

    Post # 5
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m pretty sure 18K is softer than 14K – if that makes any difference! I’m pretty sure mine is 14K.

    Post # 7
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ours are titanium. Strong, pretty, and light.

    Post # 8
    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @abbyful: ditto.

    Post # 9
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine is white gold 14K and FI’s is tungsten carbide. 18K gold is softer than 14K gold so I wouldnt get that

    Post # 10
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    ours are platinum… i love that platinum patina and the weight of it. it’s a hit or miss for people on the platinum patina… some hate it, and some love it.

    Post # 11
    4 posts
    • Wedding: April 2012

    18k yellow gold bypass pave band with a solitaire in a platinum setting, love it because it’s different!

    Post # 12
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wanted palladium cuz it’s awesome but our jeweler said it would be too soft for our design so we went with the X1 white gold alloy. I believe it’s 14k. i have no complaints about it

    Post # 13
    1551 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I got 14K white gold.  My mother’s wedding ring is 18k and she has had to have it repaired because it actually broke.  The back of the band (the part you wear on the palm side) wore out and actually broke compltely apart.  The jeweler had to fix it with 14k gold.  He told her he didn’t recommend 18k for a ring worn every day.

    I just liked the look of white gold more than platinum…and it was a lot less expensive.  I may have to eventually get my ring redipped, but I’ve been wearing it about a year and a half now and it’s still white.

    Post # 14
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’ve got 14k white gold for both engagement ring and wedding band. I know about the replating and stuff. It’s held up well after almost 2 years with the wedding band and nearly 3 with the engagement ring (never been serviced since it was purchased). Mine’s still pretty white after nearly 2 years on the wedding band and almost 3 on the engagement ring. My husband has a brushed palladium ring. He tried on a couple of different metals. He thought that platinum was too heavy for him especially since he’s on the computer all day (web developer). He liked the weight and feel of the palladium. We’ll have to get it rebrushed eventually. Overall, he’s happy with it.

    Post # 15
    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have palladium. I’m allergic to white gold, and we didn’t want to spend the platinum premium…so we got Palladium! It’s in the same family, and is super strong. It’s developing that beautiful patina that platinum gets, too!

    Post # 16
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My choice of metal was mostly due to colour (I am not a yellow-gold person). The only other ring I’ve ever owned was white gold and I totally squashed it whilst working in the theatre – it was completely uncircular and had to be sent off for a month to be sorted out. So we (well, my OH) went for platinum for my engagement ring. It is solid and very hard to damage, and the right colour. We recently got it slightly resized, which was much easier than I’d anticipated!

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