Mixing karats between rings?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
56 posts
Worker bee

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 # 4
202 posts
Helper bee

I had a w/g 14K e-ring and a 10k band without any issues.

Post # 6
1058 posts
Bumble bee

Are we ring anxiety twins? lol

Post # 7
5484 posts
Bee Keeper

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
720 posts
Busy bee

just here to share that I read “mixing karates between rings” and I was super confused. 


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