(Closed) Is my jeweler right??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a white gold band with a platinum head because platinum is stronger.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@wrkbrk:  The jeweler my ring is being made at said platinum prongs for strength and a brighter silver color over white gold.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Isn’t platinum supposed to be the strongest? It’s more expensive because it’s more durable??? at least that’s what I always thought…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

platinum is stronger than gold.

 

Gold is a very soft mineral.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I think he’s crazy. I have a yellow gold band, and my jeweler wouldn’t let me have anything put a platinum prong (as in, he didn’t even charge for it, he was so adamant).

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your jeweler is wrong. Lots of rings have platnium heads on white gold because platnium is stronger than white gold. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think your jeweler has lost a marble…. or two… 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@wrkbrk:  I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I’m pretty sure my prongs are white gold and they’re holding up just fine.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

Funny I always thought platinum was softer than gold.  But what do i know??

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My jeweler said that he hates working with palladium because over time it gets harder and harder to work with. Maybe your jeweler got mixed up and thought you were talking about palladium? 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My e-ring has a yellow gold shank and platinum shoulders. It’s over 100 years old, and the original diamond is still securely set in the original setting.

Platinum is more dense than gold.  Gold is typically pliable or brittle (depending on the alloy content) – platinum is less pliable and less brittle than gold.  Platinum should offer a more secure setting for a stone.

I’m not making it up! The internet backs me up.  And everything on the internet is true! 😉 (FYI: http://www.exceldiamonds.com/education/metals/ring-metals.php)

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