(Closed) Major ring disappointment… I’m so sad!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

maybe a local jeweler will have some of the palladium rings still in stock? 

if not, i’m really happy with my white gold ring 🙂 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had my white gold e-ring for over a year now, just started wearing my white gold wedding band and you can see a difference in the color when you look up close. I haven’t gotten either redipped yet because I’m lazy but I’m told that its a quick and easy process. I don’t think Platinum wears that same way, is there a specific reason you don’t want that?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

platinum never fades.  I would go with platinum.  🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I personally think white gold or platinum is better than palladium.  Palladium can become dull looking, and is very expensive to repair or have resized. 

I have white gold and I love it.  I have 14K – the jeweler said 18K is too soft for an engagement ring.  Once you get your ring you will forget all about which metal it is!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I understand wanting palladium but I would say if you cant get it to go platinum instead of white gold . 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have had white gold rings for years and they have never turned yellow on me and have only been recoated once when I sent them in to be sized after losing 30lbs. For me, because I am hard on my jewelry, when it comes to rings, I don’t buy anything higher than 14k. The higher you go the softer it is and something may break.

Personally, for me, I don’t get platinum. It requires a lot of polishing to keep it shiney and to me ends up looking like stainless steel. It is also, from my experience, very soft, so for the same reason as 18k gold, I don’t buy it. No offense to anyone that has it. If you are gentle with your jewelry you can keep platinum nice, but I think I would ruin platinum rings.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Honestly I’ve had a white gold ring for 3 years. I’ve had it redipped once. It’s not a hassle. It isn’t something you notice. I’m surprised at how adverse you are to it. You will want to take you ring in about once a year to have everything checked over so having it dipped at that time doesn’t take any more effort then going to the jewelry store.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Pinkmoon: Palladium is a little hard to find but maybe you can search for a similar ring in palladium. My engagement ring is palladium but I had a hard time finding a palladium curved band to match. I was going to settle for a white gold band even though the color would be a little off from the engagement ring, white gold is more of a white/silver color and palladium is more of a white metal color, (I put my engagement ring up to a white gold ring and I can see the difference) but after searching for a while, I was able to find one. I got my band from Danforth Diamonds. Most of the rings I saw on their site are available in palladium.

Also, are you going for diamond or moissanite? I know a lot of companies that sell moissanite offer palladium.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have a white gold ring and yes you will have to get it plated atleast once a year… it doesnt cost much at all and its worth it. Plus it turns yellow faster depending on your skin.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ok so this may be off topic, but isn’t palladium the element that Iron Man powers his body/suit with. Comic book nerd here, sorry…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Pinkmoon: You can always just tell them it’s diamond.. If they’re not experts they likely won’t know the difference! 

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