Post # 1
My e-ring is 18k yellow. I’ve been looking at wedding bands, and some that I like the design of can only be ordered as 14k.
Would that be ok? Would the color difference be noticeable since they’re right next to each other? Would a harder band cause a lot of damage to the e-ring? Anyone have mixed karat sets?
Post # 2
I think I remember reading that since 18k is softer, the 14k would damage the 18k. However I asked my jeweler before purchasing a wedding band and he said it would not be an issue. My ering is 18k, wedding band is 14k. I haven’t noticed any damage, but it does still make me nervous. I’d like to get them soldered together eventually so I don’t have to worry about it. I’ve had them both for 2 years now.
As far as color, I did not initially notice any difference, but my ering is getting pretty yellow tinted at the bottom (mine are white gold), while my wedding band still looks bright white. It could be because I’ve had my ering for 4 years and I’ve never gotten it replated. I would definitely suggest comparing in person if you’re able to, from the charts I’ve seen online I think your ering may be a deeper yellow than a 14k wedding band.
Post # 3
Thanks for the info! Good to hear your ering hasn’t suffered a lot of damage, I think that’s probably the main concern.
Post # 4
I had a w/g 14K e-ring and a 10k band without any issues.
Post # 5
Oh good! Seems like perhaps it’s not as big of an issue as I thought.
Post # 6
Are we ring anxiety twins? lol
Post # 7
It’s not that much of a problem; plenty of people mix karat level with adjacent rings. You can always have the rings soldered if you are afraid of an issue, or you can use a spacer between them.
Post # 8
just here to share that I read “mixing karates between rings” and I was super confused.
Post # 9
Ah, never considered a spacer. That’s a good suggestion.