Post # 1
My fiance and I have been engaged since October 2014. He had my engagement ring custom made because we could not find a rose gold solitaire anywhere! My ring is a BEAUTIFUL 4-prong 14K rose gold solitaire. It is perfect, and 100% what I wanted. However, when he was discussing metal strength with the jeweler, they told him rose gold was just as durable as yellow or white gold. 8 months later, I’ve had to take my ring to get fixed 3 times because the prongs move so easily. We originally thought that this was due to it only being 4 pronged, as opposed to 6. The jeweler told us last week that rose gold is a lot weaker than the other golds, and even with a 6 pronged ring, I will be having to get it fixed. His suggestion was to switch out the head for a white gold one. My fiance and I decided against this, because neither of us likes the look of the two metals together. It’s great for other people, just not my personal taste. The store can switch out my 4 prong for a 6 prong rose gold head, but I don’t know. I love my ring so much, and I prefer the look of 4 prongs. However, they are less secure. But the thought of changing my ring is making me so sad! I’m not sure why. I’m a pretty sentimental person, and my fiance really did try to get exactly what I wanted…and I just don’t want to change my ring at all. It’s so perfect. But my diamond will be a lot more secure in a 6 prong. So what would y’all do?! If there are any 6 prong rose gold solitaires out there, please show me so I’ll feel better about how gorgeous they are haha.
Post # 2
futuremrspearson: I would see if you can get the white gold head and have it plated with rose gold. It will take forever to wear out to white, since nothing really ever touches that part of the ring. Good luck!
ETA: can we see it?
Post # 3
Here you are! Six claw prongs, rose gold:
eta: I think Yak’s idea is a really good one too! Ask your jeweler about doing that for your ring. (However, I have never heard of rose gold being softer than white or yellow gold…)
Post # 4
I had no idea that rose gold wasn’t as durable as white.
Here is my friend’s set. It is so pretty!
Post # 5
This just absolutely is not true. I would read this: http://www.everything-wedding-rings.com/rose-gold-engagement-rings.html
Honestly if it wasn’t made well or the mixture of the metals were off you will have problems, but it is not “a lot weaker than other golds”
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Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I have honestly never heard of rose gold being weaker than other gold. Only if mixture wasn’t right as a PP has mentioned.
futuremrspearson: Have you considered a second opinion from another jeweler? I’m just wondering a different jeweler would agree with that. As for keeping it in a 4 prong setting are you open to a basket setting? I have one and was advised it would be stronger than just a prong setting.
Post # 8
I don’t think rose gold should be like that. I’d take it to another jeweler. mine is 18k rose gold and have no problems with it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard
I have a rose gold 4 prong solitaire with a white gold head and you can’t even tell its white gold. It’s not noticeable.
Post # 10
I had actually not even considered a basket setting! This is it..very simple.
Post # 11
I have never heard anyone say that rose gold is less strong than white or yellow gold, and I don’t think that is true at all. I have a rose gold ring that I have worn for 3 years and it has not needed any repairs. I also used to work for a jeweller and did not see the rose gold rings we sold needing any more repairs than white gold. I would get a second opinion from another jeweller.
Post # 12
futuremrspearson: it’s just as strong. It most likely was not made right. Mins is 18k RG which is a little bit softer than 14k, but I haven’t had any problem with it.
Post # 13
Honey2Bee: Your ring is gorgeous! Is it a high polish finish or matte?
ETA – Sorry for the thread revival. I had to ask!