Post # 16
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
My rings are platinum.
I love yellow gold and plan to get another set to switch out
Post # 24
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
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 # 26
I love and appreciate all metals too. The past few years though, I’ve been gravitating toward warmer, earthier tones (in everything) and prefer rose and yellow gold jewelry. They make me happy. ❤️ Still love white metals too though. It’s just a different look.
Post # 27
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
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
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
- 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.