(Closed) Platinum vs White Gold

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
101 posts
Blushing bee

I say platinum! 

I personally am a very cool toned person. Warmth of anykind doesn’t look good on me. Warm hair, warm clothes, gold jewelry, etc.

White gold will show a bit of warmth. It also needs to be treated differently that platinum. They agedifferently. White gold needs to be replated for most people…about once a year. (that’s what a sales person told me).  Platinum as it gets wear has a brushed look to it. White gold gets warmer. Both look very pretty, but are different.

Post # 4
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Can you get a palladium white gold alloy, or an alloy like X1 Stuller? Neither need plating. Even if you do plate it, when it wears it won’t be “yellow” or “warm”. They remain white.

I prefer gold to platinum myself, I do not like how platinum wears (do not like the patina) but others feel differently!


I have decided I am really not a white metal woman though I tried it (my wedding rings were first white metal I ever wore), but my old set was 18k palladium white gold and a white-gray like below:


Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Depends on skin tone and coloring.  I have very fair skin with lovely blue veins… and always thought silver/platinum looks best, but yellow gold makes me look far better, and warms up my fair skin (that is pinky though).  Additionally, I dislike how platinum turns greyish, loses it’s shine so fast.  My White gold ring that I wore daily for three years stayed shiny, and hasn’t needed a redip, I just don’t get platinum…

Post # 6
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like both and I have owned both, but I prefer platinum.  For my engagement ring we went with palladium which is in the platinum family, but not as expensive.  I am one who likes the patina that palladium and platinum get over time.  Both can get scratched up, but in my experience, the platinum doesn’t scratch as quickly/easily as gold does.  I am really careful with all of my jewelry too.  As far as what looks best on skin tone, I have a fair neutral skin tone and all the white metals look equally as nice on me, but yellow or rose gold look best.

Post # 7
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I prefer platinum (or pallidium – I don’t know much about it, but there have been posts on here. I think it’s very similar to platinum, but lighter in weight adn a little cheaper). I know that white gold needs re-dipped every so often and I wouldnt want to deal with that. I’ve had both platinum and white gold jewelry, and while I think that they look very similar (for me personally, I’dhave to hold them next to each other to see the difference!), white gold looks a little warmer. If it comes down to cost, I know that white gold is a little cheaper. Also, if it helps I’ve had my engaement ring since right before New Year’s (it took a little over 6 weeks to come in, which is its own stress story) and haven’t had it professionally cleaned. I’ve only cleaned it a few times and there’s no scratches at all and it doesn’t look dinged up. I’m not gentle at all with it and am very clumsy.

Post # 8
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have white gold. But both my band and e-ring are all diamonds on the front, so the white gold barely shows. I have had my e-ring for 4 years now (woah) and have never had to have redeplated. 


I think white gold is softer – so I do see scratchs/wear on the back so that can get buffed out.

Honestly, for me, I thought it best to spend the money on diamonds and not platiso that that’s where we ended up!



Post # 11
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely white gold.  Platinum is too dull looking, like silver (in my opinion).

Post # 12
4477 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I chose platinum because if it scratches you don’t lose metal.  That extra durablility’s a big plus for me.

Post # 13
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@abirdword:  same here. Plus I did not want to worry about re-dipping.

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