Please talk me down from this silly ring anxiety

posted 5 months ago in Rings
  • poll: What to do

    Stick with platinum

    Change to rose gold

  • Post # 32
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

    You are wearing it. I understand wanting to compromise with your fiance, but you’re wearing it not him. I would talk to him. I had to make my fiance understand he really doesnt get much say in this, because I wear it every single day. 

    It’s funny, because when we went shopping for his wedding band, he hated the ones I picked for him that I liked, so he “gets” it now. LOL 

    Post # 33
    81 posts
    Worker bee

    Platinum and rose gold play so well together that I would absolutely keep the platinum solitaire but wear a rose band. The photo you posted with the rose band is terrific! My set is all rose gold, and it looks a little too monochromatic for me. I vote for mixing the metals.

    Post # 34
    2925 posts
    Sugar bee

    Switch to rose gold.  You’ve already chosen to sacrifice your preferred style and have chosen a ring that sounds like it isn’t what you would have preferred.

    And.. while rose gold may be having a fashionable moment, it’s far from a trend.  It’s a classic, and sometimes it’s a little more on-trend, but it’s not going to go out.

    My rings are 18 kt YG, and and not too soft for daily wear so long as you take reasonable precautions. 

    Post # 36
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    peach11 :  As someone else pointed out, platinum can not damage the rose gold because platinum is way softer than gold. But if it makes you feel any better, a close friend of mine has worn a mixed platinum/rose gold set (she has a rose gold band between a platinum engagement ring and another platinum band) for the past 9 years and it’s absolutely fine.

    Post # 37
    151 posts
    Blushing bee

    Just chiming in to say that I love the look of mixed metals and I’ve been wearing it that way for several years and I’ve never noticed any damage. I’ve never had mine polished but I certainly could. Mine is platinum and yellow gold.

    Post # 38
    31 posts

    I love the look of mixed metals as well. Gives you more of an eye catching look between the two rings and I don’t think that damage will be a big consideration unless you are really hard on your hands. 

    Just to throw another idea out there – would you consider staying with a platinum set but go with stones that call on the rose gold color in the wedding band? Champage diamonds, morganite, and certain colors of padparadscha sapphire might be able to give you a similar rosey look and a bit more uniqueness while still allowing you to keep the original ring. The downside is, those may not be things that chain type jewlers have so you might have to search out a more custom option. 

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