Post # 1
I have a platinum engagement ring and really had my heart set on a rose gold wedding band. We placed the order and the jeweler called us and wanted to make us aware that the platinum ring against the rose gold may cause significant damage to the rose gold band due to the difference in denseness…
Does anyone have any experience with this happening?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
Small spacer bands. Easy peezy.
Post # 7
Sorry if this is a silly question… But what is a spacer band? I’m actually getting a thin plain platinum band about 1.5 mm just because I like the stacked look… Would that work? or no because it’s still plainum?
thanks for the advice!