Post # 1
I have a platinum solitaire and im currently searching for bands to pair with it. I feel like my options are a bit more limited with platinum (unless I go custom) so im wondering if it is safe to pair 18k and 14k and possibly even 10k bands. Im mostly looking for diamond stack bands so I don’t think any color variance would be that noticeable. Im more worried about wear. What eats what? I can’t remember if platinum will eat the gold or if the gold will scratch the platinum. Does anyone here mix white gold w platinum?
Post # 2
My ering is white gold and my band is platinum. Platinum was significantly cheaper in 2020, so I couldn’t pass up the savings. My jeweler said it would be fine and I haven’t had any issues yet.
Post # 3
I also have a third band that is black rhodium.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA
I have a platinum e ring and one of my eternity bands is white gold. I haven’t seen a difference. Although I do prefer the symmetry of having a set that’s platinum. But either works.
Post # 5
I don’t have a white gold set so can’t speak to it personally, but have always heard that because white gold is “softer” than platinum the platinum can scratch the white gold which causes wear over time. I think that’s the most conservative approach. I’m sure if you inspect your rings regularly you’ll be fine but if it’s something that will only stress you out I’d stick with platinum.
Post # 6
I have both white gold and platinum. I love them both and wear them simultaneously. I’ve never had a problem with wearing both, but I’m also very careful and gentle with my rings. I don’t think you’ll have a problem either. Some may not agree but that’s just my opinion.
Post # 7
white gold is typically mixed with different alloys to strengthen it, so platinum can be softer.
Regardless, you should have your prongs checked 1-2 times per year.