(Closed) Mixed metal bands? Need input!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t worry about it. I have a 14k gold and a wood and 18k gold band. I wear the wood next to the gold and have no issue. And I’m sure there is a bigger difference between gold and wood then gold and plat


Post # 3
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a white gold wedding band but haven’t worn it yet.  I have heard mixed reviews but I figured I could buy two or three of the white gold for the price of the one platinum band.  I may upgrade later but for the price now I couldn’t go wrong.  Not sure if rose gold if softer? The one Jeweler didn’t think it was such a big deal as some others

Post # 4
9565 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was in the exact same situation and decided to go with platinum because it’s important to me that the original set lasts forever. I will get a rose gold diamond band RHR one day though!

Post # 5
7966 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Yes, over time rose gold is succeptible to damage from the platinum. 18K (contrary to popular belief) would be less succeptible to damage, and is actually harder on the Vicker’s scale than lowe carat gold. Platinum and 18K gold are not terribly different on the Vicker’s scale (succeptibility to scratching). PSI hardness (how much weight something can withstand before bending) is better on lower carat gold, but I think the benefits of higher karat gold outweight that.

A small spacer band, though (they make them as narrow as 1 mm wide), would eliminate the problementirely. A small spacer band woudl take any damage from the platinum ring and keep the wedding band from being scratched or worn away. I don’t think the differences in densities should keep you from having the band/s you want.

Post # 6
4232 posts
Honey bee


Small spacer bands. Easy peezy.


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