(Closed) Mixing metals?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know a lot of people that have platinum e-rings and white gold wedding bands. Matter of fact, I’m going to be doing that! 😀

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m going through the same thing and chatted with another ‘bee’ who has mixed metal, she said you can’t notice the difference at all, but her ring is new and it will definitely tarnish differently down the line.  Also, she mentioned upgrading her wedding ring at her 10 year anniversary so she didnt mind it tarnishing diffferently bc it would eventually be replaced.  

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My e-ring is platinum and we got palladium bands and they look great together my band is thin and you can’t see much of a color difference at all as it is right now. Also with the palladium no redipping is needed, and it’s not as soft as gold as well.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a friend who had a platinum e-ring and a white gold wedding band.  Supposedly, her jeweler told her that the stronger metal (plat.) rubbing against the softer metal (gold) could damage her wedding ring, but her rings are still fine 3 years later! I don’t think it’s a problem!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The protection plan on my Zales ring includes free dipping for life as long as I have it inspected every 6 months.

So you might find a store that offers that service and not have to worry about that cost.

Only you can really answer this question. Are you ok with the metals looking slightly different as they age? They say platinum develops a patina. I have no idea what that looks like, but it’s another thing that will be different about your rings.

Personally I’d be fine with it. But you aren’t buying them for me. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@StinaBremm:  Oh yea, look into palladium too. It’s a pure metal and it’s around the same cost as white gold. The down side is that it’s really hard and some jewlers don’t like working with it for ornate rings.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

fi and i have white tungsten rings, which is just platinum bonded to tungsten. my band doesnt match my white gold er at all, the wedding band has more og a silver undertone while the engagement ring has a much more rose gold undertone to it. my bands only 2mm though, so its not too noticeable.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I dont personally but I would think that in the long run when you have to redip your white gold it will be shiny and the platinum gets a patina that would look less shiny against it…does that make sense

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i would go for palladium, i’d be weary of the harder platinum scratching up the softer white gold

i saw so many beautiful wedding bands in 10k gold but there was no way in hell i’d risk it scratching my higher grade softer e-ring

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