(Closed) If you could have had platinum, would you?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does Platinum make that much of a difference to you?
    Yes : (55 votes)
    47 %
    No : (62 votes)
    53 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I am on the fence about white gold vs. platinum. I’ve read conflicting reports that platinum isn’t as hard…not sure? Whichever material is hardest, I would choose.

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would have, just from a maintenance perspective. I recently had my WG redipped and I couldn’t believe how much better it lookEd considering I’ve only had it for 6 months! It would be great if it looked this good all the time!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Meh, it’s all the same to me.  I wanted a white metal, that’s all that mattered to me.  My ring is 14k gold.  It’s an antique and I fell in love with it.  I didn’t care what metal it was (as long as it was a durable metal, at least).  I also prefer less expensive options in general when I get a similar thing, so it worked out great!  Had it been platinum and still in our price range, I would have gotten it.

    Post # 20
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have both white gold & platinum. Can you tell which is which?

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’m not sure anymore.  I have  a couple of friends who have been wearing their platinum rings for years, and I think they look kind of dull. 

    I have white gold that is white enough that it does not need to be rhodium plated. I’ve always loved how this metal looks on my rings even when they get a little scratched up (and I’ve been wearing my e-ring for over 2 years now).  I keep my rings on most of the time, I don’t baby them and they still look very good IMO.

    my husband has a palladium ring and I HATE how it looks. we chose one with a brushed look, and now that it’s been worn for 6 months, it’s taking on a really flat quality, but also bright in color— very much like cheap aluminum. but I’m not sure if it had something to do with starting out with a brushed finish. like maybe if we had started with it being highly polished, it would have developed the trademark patina more gracefully? I’m tempted to tell him to get it polished so I can find out.  or on the other hand, maybe we need to wait longer to see how it might look after he’s been wearing it for years and that brushed surface has been completely transformed. maybe it will look better than this halfway in between look.  

    not sure if I’m making sense here 🙂
     

    Post # 24
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    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    No, I wanted 19k white gold.  I’ve heard it’s shinier and most scratch resistant than 18k white gold and I knew I wanted gold.

    Post # 25
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @axeyourmakeupkit:  Thank you. Many people go with white gold and never have it dipped. I have had my e-ring for 8 months and on the back you can see where it has turned but the front still matches my platinum band.

    Post # 26
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wanted gold for the symbolism, but platinum is a harder and stronger metal because it isn’t mixed with alloys to make jewelry like white or yellow gold. However, platinum is much heavier. When we were shopping for bands I tried on white gold and platinum in the style that I wanted (my band is 3mm wide with pave diamonds) and I could really tell a difference in the weight. White gold is much less expensive, but it does need to be re-rhodium coated about once per year or once every year and a half depending on how often and what you do when you wear it. However, once it’s re-rhodiun coated it looks brand new again! So, white gold requires a little more upkeep that platinum but platinum is heavier and about twice the price, so we went with the gold (:

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @zippylef:  Me too!

    Post # 28
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    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011
    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My e-ring is platinum and white gold band.  I also own number of white gold rings that now has yellowish color to it.  I did not want that for my e-ring and where it comes from only (if I am not mistaken)  does platinum.  

    Omg.. My iPad went crazy and posted multiple post!! Sorry about that!

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t have platinum and if cost wasn’t an issue we would have done it…but oh well!

    Post # 31
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    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Like a PP said, I could have had platinum but I prefer yellow gold.

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