Mixing platinum with rose gold. Opinions?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
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Blushing bee

I would also like to know! I was looking at this option just earlier today 

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Newbee

Platinum can sit with rose gold, i looked at loads of two tones options when purchasing my ring. I love the look, my main concern was if i’d get bored with it over the long term and i do love my yellow golds.

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Busy bee

Rose gold and platinum are fine together. Gold will scratch platinum because platinum is a softer metal. But it would be no more than scratches from platinum on platinum. Platinum is soft and scratches easily in general, so I say go for the gold if that’s what you like. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Agreed. I think its a beautiful combination! Do it if that’s what you want.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - United Kingdom

j_bishae :  I thought gold was the softer one. You sure?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Gold is much softer than platinum and so the platinum will scratch the golden band and wear it away over time. When you see mixed metal stacks it’s generally white gold with rose or yellow gold. Jewellers don’t recommend mixing gold and platinum. I used to be a jeweller just for reference, hope that helps Xx 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My wedding ring is two-tone. Originally we wanted yellow gold and platinum but the jeweller advised against it (although he would have made it if we’d insisted). In the end we used yellow and white gold.

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Busy bee

gingerbee1 :   mrsaarthurhastie :  

There’s a difference between harder and stronger.

Platinum is the stronger metal. It is more malleable than gold which means the metal shifts and moves around without breaking. This is why it’s recommended to hold diamonds. You can bang a platinum ring and generally speaking, the prongs will bend but they won’t break. Platinum is however softer than gold. It scratches much easier. The scratches are not exactly scratches though, because the metal shifts but is not actually scratched away. This is what causes that patina look that platinum gets over time.

Gold is the harder metal. It is mixed with other metals such as copper and silver because pure gold is too soft to be used in jewelry. The added metals make it harder than the 95% platinum typically used in jewelry but not stronger. If you bang a gold ring, the prongs are more likely to break as compared to platinum which will bend but not break. Also, scratches on gold are actual scratches. The metal is completely removed and it looks scratched. Polishing gold removes metal from the ring which reduces its density, whereas polishing platinum simply moves the metal back into place.

Gold is harder than platinum but less durable.  Platinum is softer than gold but much stronger.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

FWIW, I have a T&Co two-tone platinum and 18k rose gold wedding ring. James Allen also has two-tone platinum and gold wedding rings.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - United Kingdom

j_bishae : I didn’t know about metals this detailed. Thanks a lot for the information smile

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