(Closed) Post Pics Of Your *Worn* White Gold and Platinum rings!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal do you think would be best for this particular ring design?
    14K White Gold : (50 votes)
    40 %
    Platinum : (75 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    This is my white gold engagement ring. I have worn it for 14 months it hasn’t been dipped yet. I am an at home domestic goddess πŸ™‚ with 4 kids. I don’t ever take it off not to shower, sleep, clean, scrub etc. It NEVER leaves my finger. I think it has stood up to the test VERY well. I dye my hair all the time too!.

    Post # 5
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No pictures but I’ve had white gold rings for years and have had no problem and haven’t had to have anything redipped. I prefer gold to platinum only because I know so many people with platinum rings who say they get scratched so easily. Since both metals need occasional  maintenance, it made more sense for me to go with gold because it is cheapter. 

    Post # 6
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    11422 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m not sure what you mean by hand shot (showing our rings on our hands, I presume?), but here are my rings. They are platinum, and I love that they’re platinum, because they feel heavy and substantial when I hold them, and I never have to have them “dipped.” Also, when they become scratched, the metal is only displaced but not actually removed from the ring. (From what I understand, when I eventually have them polished, a small amount of metal will be removed during that process, however.)

    Both my e-ring and wedding band were purchased in 2008, and I’ve been wearing my e-ring for four years.  I’ve been wearing my wedding band for a little more than three years.

    (Note: the thin, half-eternity anniversary band that I am wearing in front of my e-ring, which you can barely see in the first pic, is in white gold, and it’s new. I received it this past fall as a spontaneous, and belated, anniversary gift!)

    Since your ring, like mine, has a lot of bling from the top view, you’re not really going to see a lot of the metal.  That’s good news, since, if you choose platinum, the fact that it eventually will “frost” will not really dramatically affect the look of your ring from the top.

    Post # 7
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    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I know you specified 14k and platinum, but mine is 18k white gold, but I’ve worn it everyday for about a year, it hasn’t been dipped, and I work at a coffee shop so my hands are always wet or sticky or generally dirty from syrups and coffee. I also have three children and dye my hair BLACK and I very rarely take the ring off for anything. I even accidentally left it on during a DIY project for the wedding and got spray paint ALL over it and just scrubbed it off with dish soap later.

    This thing has taken a beating. This pic was taken with me cell phone like 5 minutes ago. πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    598 posts
    Busy bee

    I have platinum. I don’t have a picture that shows the underside of my ring, but I got platinum because I have white gold rings and I hated redipping, but hated the yellowish look on the underside more. Platinum gets scuffed on the underside easily, but it’s really no bother to me. For your setting, I would do platinum or at least get all of the prongs in platinum. I’d be worried about the little diamonds, although I’m sure they would be safe in white gold. After a year of wearing my e-ring, the platinum on top is still shiny and bright. It’s just the underside that is scuffed. So I think platinum would be fine for your ring, because the top with the details will stay shiny, and the diamonds will be more secure. Anyways, good luck with your decision! It’s a beautiful ring!

    Post # 10
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I voted platinum, only because I suspect that re-plating with rhodium might be more expensive with the beautiful and intricate band! Other bees, correct me if I’m wrong! Personally, though, I love white gold πŸ™‚ I even love how the rhodium wears off, there’s just something sentimental about it to me (although I suspect ladies with platinum might feel the same way about how it wears!) 

    Post # 12
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    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @KaiteEmm:  If you put the ring like 2 inches from your eyeball you can see all the little scratches, wear and tear. But I’ll use that cleaning stick thing (diamond dazzle stick??) or just some gentle dish soap and a baby toothbrush to get into all the nicks and crannies, and the shine keeps you from noticing anything bad. πŸ™‚

     

    Edited to add, I haven’t seen any gold hue coming through just yet either. πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @DeadUtopia:  Lmao you sound exactly like me, DIY and everything, down to hair dying and it stays on. Tough wearings rings!

    Post # 16
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @KaiteEmm:  Good! I searched for similiar before and after shots when I was getting ready to get the first ring dipped. I couldn’t find any so I took my own for the bee.

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