Post # 1
Do you think it is worth the extra cost for the platinum rings (about double the price or more) for engagement ring and for wedding band?
They look almost identical ( to me) but I worry about the white gold discoloring with time, especially where it has been resized. Has anyone had issues with discoloration?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Mrs. Fireworks: Thanks for your comment. By The Way, your wedding date is my birthday – July 21 🙂
Post # 6
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
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
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
Platinum for all the reasons Abbyful stated. I really love the weight of it.
Post # 10
@blurmeblue: Upon your suggestion I am now extremely interested in Palladium. Going on a research rampage about it. It sounds great and from my readings so far it is highly recommended.
“Currently the price of one ounce of pure platinum is $1900 and the price for palladium is $850. Both are rare precious metals that are naturally white, both are generally 95% pure, hypoallergenic and beautiful. But one will cost you a lot more.”
Post # 11
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
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
I prefer platinum or palladium for a white metal. The patina is part of its charm!
Post # 14
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 # 15
for those with PLATINUM, how quickly does it start to dull and when you get it buffed does it look “good as new” again?
for those with WHITE GOLD, have you ever had it replated? what was the cost and did it look as good a new?
for those with PALLADIUM, since it is less common, do you ever have issues with people saying, “what is palladium” or thinking it is a lesser metal? Does it lose its shine and get dull easily?
Post # 16
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!