Poll – Which metal did you/would you choose for your engagement & wedding rings?

posted 1 month ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal did you/would you choose for your engagement & wedding rings?
    Platinum : (38 votes)
    26 %
    White gold : (41 votes)
    28 %
    Yellow gold : (24 votes)
    16 %
    Rose gold : (26 votes)
    18 %
    Mixed metal : (12 votes)
    8 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 16
    5876 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted for “other” because I have learned that I can’t easily pick a favorite metal. I love them all, and I love settings that have a lot of metal to them. I prefer platinum to white gold for my white metal fix because I like that it doesn’t need plating. And I also like the patina it develops over time. I also have rose gold and yellow gold settings/sets.

    If forced to pick a favorite metal, I would probably say rose gold at this point in time. Just because I have come to appreciate it so much over the last year or two.

    Post # 17
    1422 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I have white gold for both, and my fiance has yellow gold 🙂 He’s got darker skin and a better complexion for the warmer gold, while I’m as pale as a ghost inherently and feel like I complement cooler gold more. We don’t care that we don’t match XD

    Post # 18
    1033 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Both my engagement ring and band are platinum. My husband’s band is titanium with a rose gold inset strip. If I were to redo it, I might consider a mixed-metal ring (though I’m aware the two rings should be the same type of metal or the heavier one will wear away at the lighter one over time).

    Post # 19
    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee

    While I love platinum, I chose 18 kt yellow gold as the color looks best on my skintone and compliments most of my wardrobe and other jewelry. 

    Post # 20
    180 posts
    Blushing bee

    Platinum.  I like that it won’t lose metal and if I want it shiny again all I’ll have to do is have it polished. 

    Post # 21
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

    ivvy :  My rings are 18k white gold, but I tend to be really hard on them so the rhodium plating tends to scratch away after about 3-6 months which is annoying. But other than that I’m really happy with my metal choice. 

    Post # 22
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    ivvy :  My boyfriend and I prefer platinum for the durability. I love the look of a higher karat rose gold but I think I’ll play around with that in other jewelry pieces. We are looking at Brilliant Earth, so recycled platinum is only a few hundred dollars more than recycled gold – worth it to us. I also don’t know how I’ll feel about gold down the road, so platinum seems like a safer bet to me. Bf wants a ~6mm platinum band with a blueish white opal inlay.

    I also have sensitive skin, so platinum is nice for that.

    Post # 23
    1183 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    My rings are platinum.

    I love yellow gold and plan to get another set to switch out

    Post # 24
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    longtimemrs :  Do you have trouble picking a metal overall? It’s hard for me to say I like something as a rule, I really have to see it. The styles I like look better in platinum but damn are some of these rose gold rings gorgeous. I really think it depends on the overall look. I won’t pick platinum if it looks better in rose gold, but the styles I like work better with the white.

    Post # 25
    5876 posts
    Bee Keeper

    downonmulberry :  I sometimes have trouble picking a metal. I like to go with whatever looks best with the individual stone, but I often second guess myself. It’s the downside to loving all the metals, I think. Ha, ha!

    Post # 27
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    I voted mixed metal! I originally was set on rose gold, but fell in love with a ring in a local shop that was a twisted band of rose gold and white gold. My wedding band is rose gold so it brings out the rose in my ering more, but I love the effect of the touch of white gold mixed in!

    Post # 28
    2598 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    ivvy :  I clicked white gold before I saw the mixed metals option. My engagement ring is white gold, my wedding band is rose gold and then i have another band I wear with them that my husband got me for Christmas and that’s yellow gold.

    Post # 29
    21 posts


    ivvy :  I went with platinum because I like white metals but have an allergy to nickel and wanted something I knew I would not have a problem wearing. But like you I’ve recently developed a gravitation towards warmer tones (and go through phases where I decide they look both great or horrible on my skin). So I’ve just decided I’ll be that person with multiple bands and accept my indecision wholeheartedly.

    Post # 30
    1 posts
    • Wedding: March 2019 - City, State

    Both e-ring and wedding bands are in 18k WG. Would love to own a rose gold one but i heard the colour might fade years later.

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