Post # 1
I am so confused as to what metal I should use to create my setting out of! I have narrowed it down to white gold but should I go 14 or 18k? If you have moissanite, which compliments the stone better? Jeweler suggests 18k because it has a bit more yellow and compliments the stone better he says. I just dont know! Help bees!
Post # 3
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
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
I’m pretty sure 18K is softer than 14K – if that makes any difference! I’m pretty sure mine is 14K.
Post # 6
@abbyful: I went for platinum first and my jeweler shot it down…said I would be unhappy with the scratches that were eventual. Now I am reconsidering!
Post # 7
Ours are titanium. Strong, pretty, and light.
Post # 9
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
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
18k yellow gold bypass pave band with a solitaire in a platinum setting, love it because it’s different!
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
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!