Metal color?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
  • poll: What metal color for?
    White Gold : (14 votes)
    30 %
    Rose Gold : (21 votes)
    46 %
    Yellow Gold : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Different answer for Q1 and Q2 explain in comments please:) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    601 posts
    Busy bee

    dancingfirefly :  My band is platinum, and the diamond looks white against the greyish tone of the metal. I think rose gold would look stunning on you, and also seems to contrast well with diamond. 

    Post # 3
    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

    I’m super pale myself and went with white gold as I have a hint of pink as an undertone in my skin especially in my hands. 

    Post # 4
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’m a redhead and so pale I’m practically transparent – I found white gold just looked really flat against my skin. I’ve gone with yellow gold, but rose also looked good. What do you like most? 

    Post # 5
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I have the same colourings as you by the sounds of things, I have white gold everything because i’m so pale my hands tend to have a blue-ish pink tone that looks pretty bad against yellow and rose gold, I finding that white gold minimises the blue-ish-ness were yellow gold exasperates it Xx 

    Post # 6
    966 posts
    Busy bee

    I think with your colouring rose gold would look gorgeous. If you were going for white gold then I would suggest unplated ( no rhodium) 18k as it has a creaminess to it which looks fab with pale skin. But IMO yellow would look best as it provides a lovely warmth on pale skin and looks richer with that lighter tone background.

    Post # 8
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    My suggestion is to find something similar to what you’re wanting in a cheap CZ setting off Amazon or eBay. Wear both colors around the house for a few days and that will help decide what you prefer. The BeauMade app is also helpful. I thought I wanted rose gold, but on me it didn’t look quite “bridal” enough. I love it on other skin tones, just not mine. So I’m torn between white or yellow. 

    Post # 9
    639 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    My ring is rose gold but I own no other rose gold pieces. I wear yellow gold necklaces, earrings etc. and I have a few white gold pieces as well. I don’t think it matters that you don’t have any other pieces of jewelry to match your ring. Whatever you pick, you can always choose a different metal for your wedding band for a mixed metal stack!

    Post # 10
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

    Just by the sound of your coloring, I would pick rose gold. It would probably look stunning on you but I agree you should buy some cheap CZs in all three metal colors and wear them around and see which one you like best. 

    Post # 11
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I chose other. Generally what sort of metal looks best on you depends on if you are warm or cool toned. Yellow gold is usually better for warm toned people and white gold/platinum for cool toned people. Rose gold is  good for most skin tones. You can find your skin tone by looking at the veins in your wrist to see if they are more blue (cool toned) or green (warm toned) or neutral if you are in between. This is just general advice but I also think you should just get whatever metal you like best. As for the diamond, white gold usually makes a slightly yellow diamond look whiter while the yellow gold will enhance the warm look of the diamond. Rose gold is often really beautiful with warmer toned stones but can also make a really white diamond pop. You can also do the mixed metal look which is very in right now, and have the best of both worlds! My real advice would be to go with your gut instinct. Only you know what you would like best.


    Just to add: also keep in mind that white gold rings often need to be replated with rhodium every couple of years while platinum does not. If you choose white gold, make sure the jeweler only uses nickel free white gold as well!

    Post # 12
    79 posts
    Worker bee

    Rose gold might look lovely on you! But definitely try on the rose gold from whichever jeweler you choose to make sure it’s the right hue for you. Rose gold can vary in shade—some are quite pink, whereas others are more of a warm-toned rose that is closer to yellow gold. I find that if you have a lot of redness in your hands, rose gold tends to bring that out, so that’s something to keep in mind. 

    Post # 15
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Why don’t you buy a rose gold plated ring for cheap and try it out for a bit? You can always do the rose with the diamond and have a white wedding band if you want. It sounds like either metal would be good for this diamond. Did you put the rose gold on your hand? What was your first response to seeing it against your skin?

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