(Closed) Platinum Ering – Do I need to get a platinum wedding band?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
259 posts
Helper bee

You dont need to get a platinum band, and that woman is wrong for telling you so! whichever band you like the most, the only reason i can think of to get a patinum band is maybe to match the exact color, but white gold is just as good! 

Post # 4
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

No. Get whatever you like best. Probably yellow or rose gold would look nicer beside it than white gold because… this is just me personally, but I don’t like it when things look “almost but not quite the same,” which I assume white gold and platinum would.

By The Way in terms of price I thought gold cost more than platinum these days. Maybe not 14K though?

Post # 5
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am not sure if this is true or not, but I have *heard* that you ought to get the same metal b/c if you don’t, then they will wear each other out. (eg, the harder metal will wear down the softer metal.)

Post # 6
4333 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Yes, red rose is right.  The platinum will wear down a gold band if you stack them.  So to protect your wedding band. you would either need a gold spacer, so that it takes the damage, or you should get platinum.

Post # 8
3686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@red_rose:  This is what I was told too, but I think it takes a long time to happen.

White gold will “age” differently than platinum, so you will probably see a color difference between them.

ETA: You can find some really good deals on platinum bands on eBay. I know that probably sounds totally tacky, but I’ve picked up a couple nice bands on the cheap.

Post # 9
4333 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

It actully won’t take that long to notice the damage.  I would say a year or 2 and the wedding band will be looking rough.  The spacer is an easy fix though 😉  And less than $100 on etsy.

Post # 10
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My best friend works in a jewellers and said that if you wear a platinum ring with a white gold ring you will need to get the white gold rhodium plated more often as the platinum wears it away. I know this is true as one of my other friends has a white gold engagement ring and a platinum wedding band and she is taking it in to get plated every other month.

Post # 11
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Everyone is correct.  But palladium is very similar to platinum, you may be able to go that route.

Post # 12
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My e-ring is 14k white gold, and my band is platinum. Side by side, you can’t tell the difference between them.

Post # 13
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Personally I would just get a wedding ring in a matching colour… I can’t tell the difference between platinum and white gold just by looking, for example. If you’re worried about the hardness, why not just get a cheap silver ring and then get it dipped in platinum?

Post # 14
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, I believe red rose is correct as well.  I was in the same boat as the OP – Darling Husband (my then FI) bought me a beautiful platinum e-ring, and was really disappointed when we did the research on mixing metals!  We did end up getting me a platinum wedding band, and I love both my rings to death! Hope it all works out well for you!

Post # 15
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

White gold will be scratched by your e-ring but, like PP, I was going to suggest palladium.  Check out Amazon- they have palladium and platinum rings.  I got my plain band for $150 and the same thing was several hundred in the store.

Post # 16
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ooops I have a platinum e ring and will be getting a yellow gold wedding ring!!!

i wanted yellow gold with diamonds!  I thought about the gold getting rough next to platinum but I figured, I wont be wearing them together daily anyway so it’d be fine and also I don’t really care. 

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