(Closed) mixing metals question

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I don’t think that would make a difference if they were both different carat weights.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mrstaylortobe:  I have a white gold engagement ring and it is 18k gold. My white gold and diamond wedding band is 14k gold and my rose gold spacer is 10k gold and they all hold up nicely and ive been married almost a year!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrstaylortobe:  I just went through this questioning myself.  I have an 18K White Gold e ring and wanted to try a rose gold wedding band.  I had heard the same thing.  A friend has a friend who works in the jewelery business and said this:

 

14kt is less pure gold then 18kt and 14k has more alloys in it so it i a harder metal than 18kt gold. So yes, 14k being a harder metal thank 18k will thin out the 18k and will wear areas thin on the 18k after Many years. It isnot so hard it will damage the 18k immediately and really may never do any major damage. 
But 24k is softer than 18k. And 14k is softer than 10k. 
I have seen cases where 14 and 18 were worn together for years and there were just some slightly worn areas on the 18k.


So, i opted for the 18K rose gold, I haven’t gotten it yet so I may not like it..I think it might be more yellow toned than pinkish.  I was having a hard time finding anything 18K in stores so was going the online route anyway…keep us posted!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

besides higher K rose gold not actually looking that “rose gold” color, isn’t 18K pretty soft to wear as an everyday, all the time ring?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When it comes to rose gold, the karat will affect the colour, so it’s important that you compare 10k, 14k and 18k. I personnaly prefer 10k or 14k because it’s an alloy with more copper. I love the rose, copper tones, and I find 18k starts to ressemble yellow gold slightly. 

 

I’d go with anything you prefer and I would recommend soldering so the rings don’t damage each other from rubbing. I did that with mine and simply got another separate band to wear alone when I feel like it 😉

Here’s my beauty! 14k rose gold:

 

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