Post # 1
first off, i’m very sorry if this question has been discussed time and time before. i DID do a search but some of the threads run really long, and i got giddy trying to sieve out the information. heh. I’M SORRY!!!
but we’re in the midst of deciding on my e-ring, and i was just wondering, what metal did you Bees get your moissy rings in?
i did do some online reading and understand that 14K is hardier because it contains more metal, thus if i am gonna wear it often, it will withstand the test of time better. and i WAS gonna settle on the 14K versus the 18K.
but then i thought about palladium. i know it is hardy too, but is the fading of the metal over time (i read that the color gets dull) something of a big deal?
i would love to consider platinum, but it’s over our budget. =(
what was your metal choice for your ring? would love to hear your experiences how your rings “are doing” over the time you’ve had it, with regular wear. like, through your day-to-day activities, and not taking them off that often.
thanks in advance, Bees. you guys have been such great help, and i truly value all your input! =)
Post # 3
We are going with platinum (it’s currently being made) but we also considered palladium. I just couldn’t be bothered having to get white gold replated so thats why we ruled it out.
Post # 4
Mine’s coming in 14k white gold. I don’t like the “flat” color that I’ve seen in other metals. I know I’ll have to get it redipped, but I think that can be like a once a year on your anniversary thing.
Post # 5
Mines Platinum and wedding ring palladium. If it dulls and I don’t like it i’ll get it polished. Gold thins over time and with polishing and redipping. That was something that wasn’t for me. I don’t think polishing palladium is more of a hardship than redipping white gold so I’d get that personally. I’ve had my platinum e ring for 8 months and it still looks like a mirror even on the bottom. I don’t sleep in it though.
Post # 6
@MrsBearToBe: Palladium! Naturally white.. No plating needed.. And affordable!
Post # 7
Mine is 14k white gold, but future pieces will be palladium or platinum. I think most people shy away from palladium because most jewelers arent’ familiar enough with it to work on it, but if you know one who does then you’re set. =)
Post # 8
Palladium! I use the diamond dazzle stick and it shines everything back like new!
Post # 9
I don’t like palladium personally, it’s too white for me. my husband’s ring is palladium and I think it looks like aluminum. and he bought it from a really good store, it’s not like it was cheap!
I have an 18k e-ring (I wouldn’t have chosen 18k but I love it anyway) and a 14k wedding band. both are not rhodium plated, and I think they look gorgeous on their own. white enough, but not too white.
Post # 10
I also like the look of unplated white gold, but I have metal allergies, so would go with the hypo allergenic option.
Post # 11
My Moissy is set in palladium. I wanted a white metal, but I don’t like white gold because I didn’t want to fuss with getting it redipped, and you also wear down the metal over time.
With palladium and platinum, the metal never gets worn down and lost. Plus, it is naturally white, so no redipping!
And ultimately I made the decision between palladium vs. platinum based on price. Palladium is much more affordable with most of platinum benefits.
I can’t really comment on how my own ring has personally been over time since my SO has yet to propose and I have therefore not worn it regularly. However, I have never heard of palladium “fading,” and a quick Google search shows nothing about that. It might seem a little dull after a lot of wear, but I assume that is nothing a good polish won’t fix.
Post # 12
I’m going with palladium because I don’t want to bother with the re-dipping thing. Also because I am very sensitive to nickel, and it is often found in white gold. pallium gives you the benefits of platinum with out the high cost!
Post # 13
Isn’t palladium the thing that is in Iron Man’s acr reactor and slowly poisons him before he changes it to Vibranium?
The fact it’s in Iron Man is enough for me to want it haha. I’m not picky on my metals. I wear a lot of jewelry, and get all the white gold dipped at once, every year.
Post # 14
Palladium will patina, like platinum will. But if you polish it with a polishing cloth every so often, it should help keep the dullness at bay.
Post # 15
@cirk: yes! It’s one of the reasons I wanted it!
Post # 16
Mine is set in palladium. No redipping and all the good things about platinum without the platinum price tag. It’s held up great for the last two years without a scratch on it.