Post # 1
I am allergic to nickel but would really like a white gold ring. White gold is cheaper and love the warm look of it when it is unplated. My e-ring is also white gold (sadly it has nickel in it). So we are looking at wedding bands and I found one that I love that is available in white gold, palladium white gold, or platinum. I don’t really want platinum because I don’t want to have to have my e-ring reset in platinum. Is palladium white gold hypoallergic? Does it look like nickel white gold? Will it wear down my e-ring if I wear it next to it? Sadly it doesn’t look like my e-ring will be reset anytime soon.
Post # 3
OH I have a picture for you.
The second photo shows five metals, from top to bottom:
14k X1 white gold
18k X1 white gold
14k palladium white gold
18k palladium white gold
We got the info from Raven’s Refuge on Etsy, and they were amazing to work with, if you haven’t decided who’s going to make your rings!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@alwaysmsh: If you’re thinking about going the custom route many jewelers can make you a white gold setting that has little to no nickel (in Europe absolutely no jewelry grade gold contains nickel).
I had a palladium ring and I wasn’t happy about the dark pewter grey it was.
Post # 5
I, too, have a nickle sensitivity (have to coat my jeans buttons every few washes!) and I went with 18k white gold. Lower nickle content so I won’t have to have the ring dipped as often. But palladium white gold is supposed to be perfectly safe for those with a nickle sensitivity.
Post # 6
Thanks, I was not sure because I did my research (like everybody on the bee seems to do!) and that’s what I found. Then I went to a local jeweler and asked about palladium (1x) white gold. He told me that it did contain nickel. Since my problems with nickel have been getting worse I really think I should have a ring that doesn’t contain nickel. But I think a lot of jewelers around here tend to just see dollar signs. They get very intrested in when I ask about platinum and palladium or anything for hypoallergic reasons.
@FutureDrAtkins: I know this about Europe. Too bad I don’t live there. I wouldn’t have this kind of problem there:)