(Closed) Platinum or 18k White Gold

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would prefer white gold. I have a 14K white gold ring and LOVE it. It is so shiny and hasn’t discolored at all yet. I saw a friend’s platinum ring the other day (she’s had it for about 3 years) and to be honest, it was really dull looking since platinum loses it’s “shine” over time. 

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

White gold will discolor with time, not because of resizing but because the rhodium plating on the top of the yellow gold will wear off.  I was looking at my ring yesterday and realized that it is yellowing at the back after 2 and a half years of marriage.

Post # 6
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I chose platinum. My reasons:

  • I didn’t want to deal with redipping
  • I liked the “heft” of platinum (it’s heavier than gold)
  • If platinum gets scratched it buffs out; you don’t lose any metal. If gold gets scratched, you actually lose the metal from the scratch.
  • I like the look of platinum better.

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee

White gold can be redipped when the Rhodium starts to wear thin or discolor (and, depending on who you buy it through, you may be able to purchase a protection plan for a very small amount that will cover redipping and repairs for the life of the ring). I’m quite happy with my white gold ring.

Post # 8
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Have you looked a palladium? My ring is palladium…it’s like a secret gem of jewelery metals. It’s whiter and harder than platinum, but in the same family–it’s naturally white like platinum. AND 1/4 the cost!! It will “patina” like platinum does, but will not need redipping like white gold does.

With gold prices these days, you don’t save that much off of platinum.

Post # 9
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Platinum for all the reasons Abbyful stated. I really love the weight of it.

Post # 11
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

for me i like white gold or yellow gold because its much cheaper it really depends on your preferences and what you really like. . i also agree with lilsweetie palladium is highly recomended but its more expensive

Post # 12
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Platinum like what Abbyful said. I really didn’t like to have to worry about getting white gold re-dipped and I didn’t like that you are actually loosing metal with every scratch or polish. Yes, I know, very little, but still that thought bothers me.

Post # 13
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I prefer platinum or palladium for a white metal. The patina is part of its charm!

Post # 14
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got a platinum ring but looked at white gold rings too. I like the feel of platinum and the way it’s duller. It doesn’t look as shiny next to my future sister in law’s engagement ring but I prefer it 🙂

Post # 16
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I chose 18k white gold and I love it!  I haven’t had it long enough to deal with the re-dipping issue but the way mine is made, it will only be yellower on the back and I doubt I’ll ever do anything about it.  I prefer the way it looks and I didn’t want my ring to be heavier.  Plus, it cost too much!

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