Platinum engagement with yellow gold wedding band?

posted 7 days ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

I don’t think it is a myth but I think the extent they wear down seems to differ quite wildly from person to person.

Even jewellers will tell you different things – I was looking at getting a platinum/rose gold set (still undecided) and one jeweller said I will need to replace the RG ring after a few years, whereas another one said it would likely be completely fine forever and you’d only notice minor wear&tear up close. So the jury is still out lol.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Perhaps you could have the set soldered together if you plan on wearing both all the time.  That way, there would be no rubbing/friction to cause the wear on the gold ring.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I have a white gold diamond ring with a yellow gold wedding band. It’s not platinum but I haven’t noticed anything with mine.   14k also tends to be stronger then 18k. That wouldn’t be a bad route to go for extra durability. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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@WYAtocha:  I’m not sure about rubbing over time and with frequency of wear, as this isnt my primary stack, but sometimes I wear these too together X 

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Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

How long do you plan to live? If you’re living to 150 there *might* be a problem depending on the thickness of the bands. If you’re worried about it, get a spacer. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

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@sunburn:  Thie made me chuckle. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

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@WYAtocha:  My wedding ring is platinum. I stack it with rose and yellow gold and have had no problems. It’s not as big a deal as people make it out to be. Platinum is softer than gold. Gold will rub against it and leave scratches over time. That will happen no matter what metals you mix or wear. It’s normal wear and tear. Platinum in particular doesn’t wear down or lose metal, so scratches can be buffed out and it will look like new. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Well Queen Elizabeth does it so if it’s good enough for her I don’t see why not! 

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