(Closed) Palladium vs. Platinum vs White Gold for traditional wedding band

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of wedding bands are you getting?
    white gold : (18 votes)
    33 %
    platinum : (19 votes)
    35 %
    palladium : (14 votes)
    26 %
    other including yellow gold, titanium, tungsten, stainless steel, etc : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    Does he not want to go shopping with you?  We went shopping this weekend for my FIs wedding band, and the initial platinum one he’s been loving for months ended up not doing it for him this time– just didn’t feel comfortable on his hand.  It’s such a personal thing, the way the rings meld with your hand, and it might take trying several until he finds "the one."

    Post # 4
    Member
    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m getting platinum and he’s getting gold. Just our personal preferences.

    Post # 5
    Member
    275 posts
    Helper bee

    Mine are platinum, but he got paladium.  Same color as platinum, half the price 🙂

    Post # 6
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I think it depends on the style of the band. I was told by a friend who is a jeweler that platinum gets scratched up easily, and dulls over time, which isn’t a problem because you can always get it polished to get the shiny look back. Gold is a little more resilient to the scratching, but it, too, will wear down over time. It will stay shinier longer than platinum, but it will need to get redipped to maintain the “white gold” look. If it’s a simple band, go with platinum. Many people like its weight over white gold. If you have lots of embellishments, go with white gold. He should go and try them on because my Fiance changed his mind after trying different rings on. We both work in healthcare so need a real “workhorse” of a ring due to constant handwashing. Also, some people are allergic to certain metals or alloys so trying on rings might be a good first step!

    Post # 7
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    how about going shopping w/ him to figure it out together? i was surprised how excited my Fiance was about shopping for our bands.

    we endd up w/ palladium for him: lighter than white gold and platinum, doesn’t have to be redipped (white gold).

    mine is white gold: i would have liked matching metals but not many women’s rings come in palladium and my e-ring is in white gold.

    Post # 8
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    I’d say go with platinum and avoid the whole re-plating issue that comes with white gold. Platinum has a nice “manly” weight to it, it’s hypoallergenic (so he won’t need to try it on beforehand to make sure he’s not allergic to it), and it’s more durable than gold, which is especially nice if he’s active. To add to what Miss Eudaimonia said about scratching, you actually lose a sliver of metal when you scratch gold, whereas you only displace metal when you scratch platinum…so a platinum ring won’t wear as much as a gold ring over time and can just be polished to restore its apperance.

    Post # 9
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    235 posts
    Helper bee

    After much back and forth we’ve decided to go with platinum.  I do not want to be bothered with getting my white gold replated every 6 months like some people have to do.  Theres a 2k jump in the price but I am no-low maintenance so that works best for me. 

    Post # 10
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    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Both my FH and I are getting white gold 🙂 (i think…!)

    Post # 11
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’d prefer platinum but it costs so much now!  I plan on looking at palladium rings when we go wedding ring shopping.  I don’t want to worry so much about redipping a white gold ring. (Though my e-ring is white gold).

    Post # 12
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My rings are in Platinum and my FI’s will be titanium.  

    Post # 13
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    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m planning to get platinum wedding bands for both of us.  Knowing us, we’ll be too lazy to get redipping every 6 mos. if I get white gold.

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