Post # 1
Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are still trying to decide between platinum and white gold for my ering and have stumbled upon a new set of concerns! Specifically, has anyone had issues with platinum bending out of shape (e.g., conforming to the shape of your finger rather than staying in a perfect circle) or with white gold wearing away after several years (not the rhodium plating, but the band itself getting thinner)? I want my ering to last forever and I don’t ever want to replace it, upgrade it, etc. It would also be helpful to hear from people who did not have these problems happen with their older platinum/white gold rings!
Post # 2
If the ring is well-made/the band isn’t super duper thin/you’re not ridiculously hard on your rings, you shouldn’t have these issues with platinum or white gold in your lifetime (and probably your children’s as well).
Post # 3
I have several vintage gold rings (50+ years) and none of them have thinned or are bent out of shape.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens
I’ve been wearing my platinum ering for a year and a half and it looks just like it did the day I got it. We got married on sunday and now have our platinum wedding bands. Hubby’s ring is already covered in tiny scratches which glint and look gorgeous to us, but he works with his hands so we had expected that with any metal. He can easily get it buffed back to perfect if he wanted to.
Post # 5
I say platinum because it will not wear away and thin out like gold will. But for gold it will take a VERY long time for that to happen anyway, but eventually it will compared to PLat which gets pushed around rather than getting lost.
Post # 6
Platinum. And don’t get too thin a setting (nothing below 2mm, I’d say 2.5 if pave).
Post # 7
bentley0331: platinum. I had another ring before my wedding set that was also platinum and I wore it every day for over 10 years (and was hard on it) and it never warped to the shape of my finger. My e-ring is at the 2 year mark and also still a perfect circle.
Post # 8
I have 18k white gold zero issues and still looks brand new won’t need to be dipped for a long time. I actually found out Verragio specifically blends the white gold with pladdium so they best of both in my opinion.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I have actually had platinum bend in half on an ering. I’m incredibly hard on my rings and I very quickly managed to destroy my Tiffany’s platinum ering. I have white gold now and it’s been very hearty despite my constant abuse. So yes platinum can bend under extreme pressure.