(Closed) Is it just me that prefers less karat gold?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What karat gold do you prefer for your engagement/wedding band?
    10k : (9 votes)
    10 %
    14k : (53 votes)
    61 %
    18k : (25 votes)
    29 %
    24k : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Nope, I specifically told SO that I wanted 14K gold instead of 18K gold because it is more durable, and I am a klutz. 

    Post # 5
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree.  I also like the more subtle coloring better on my skintone, too.

    Post # 6
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Depends on the gold. For the rose gold wedding band I want I prefer 14kt because it’s a pinker gold as opposed to the 18 kt which is a more coppery gold. For white gold or yellow gold, I don’t really care. 

    Post # 7
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    I have a 14kt white gold engagement ring and a weddingband.  Love them!

    Post # 8
    1504 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I prefer 14 because it is more sturdy than 18kt.

    Post # 9
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    Mine is 14 kt white gold, and it has tons of little scratches and looks way less shiny.  When it was redipped last summer, it brought back all the shine and seemed to make the scratches less prominent, but it’s kind of worn off again.  I just want them to redip it right before the wedding now!

    Post # 10
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @KingsDaughter:  My e-ring is 18k white gold and my wedding bands are 14k white gold. I can’t tell any difference. 




    Post # 11
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Different alloys will have different appearances and strength, even at the same karat. I like 18k jewelry, but only certain alloys. My ring only has light scratches on the back, the front still looks like new.

    Post # 12
    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I wear 18k gold because I have metal allergies and it’s less likely to cause a flare-up.

    Post # 13
    478 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @KingsDaughter:  my engagement ring is 14k and my wedding band is 10k.  The difference was by chance not choice but when I have them on together you can’t even notice a difference.

    Post # 14
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My 14k ring has no scratches or dings, and I am in no way gentle with it! I had no preference before he got it for me, but now I am glad the jeweler recommended 14k to him, because he would never have known the difference between the two.




    Post # 15
    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I only wear yellow gold jewellery, and it is all 14k because it was all gifts of family jewellery passed on to me.


    EXCEPT for my e-ring, which is 10k. I had no choice in that matter, because it’s a one-of-a-kind antique! I definitely notice that it’s less yellow than my 14k jewellry but I don’t mind, because as it’s the one thing I wear on a regular basis, it’s important that it hold up well.


    My wedding band is really wide, and it’s sterling silver and copper mokume gane, so that is nice and sturdy, no worries there. 🙂








    Post # 16
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My e-ring is 18k WG and my band is 14K WG, cant tell at all.

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