Rose Gold V White Gold Engagement Ring Dilemma

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: What would you chose on a small white diamond solitaire ring?
    White Gold : (24 votes)
    34 %
    Rose Gold : (37 votes)
    52 %
    Yellow Gold : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Other - please specify! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I voted rose gold simply because I’ve been infatuated with it for a while lol. My ring happens to be platinum (it was a surprise), but I would have heavily leaned toward rose gold if I had picked it. I do admit part of me wonders if I would tire of it because it’s “trendy”, but I still think it’s beautiful. I actually think diamonds, especially pave bands, look lovely in it. The contrast in color really makes the diamonds pop. 

    Post # 3
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    398 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m pale like you and have a white gold ring. I have a lot of yellow gold and rose gold jewelry. I like my white gold. White gold is dipped in rhodium, to make it that shiny silver. When the rhodium wears off, you’ll see the actual color. It’s more buttery, because gold is yellow and the mix it with other metals to get it white. 

    My mom was surprised it was white gold, in person. In photos, it reflects my skin, so looks pretty pink.

    I’m thinking of getting a rose gold spacer when I get my wedding band to have a lovely stack. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I did rose gold because it looked so much better with my stone (sapphire) but we did white gold prongs to allow a little more light through and to not alter the color of the sapphire. I also love rose gold jewelry, and it looks really good with my skin tone! I think it really depends on when you find your diamond, what looks best in it. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper

    I absolutely love rose gold!  But my ering is in platinum, so I eventually moved to a platinum band.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee

    Like you, I’m quite pale and my daughter says that wg/platinum rings look the best on me. Go with what speaks to you.

    Post # 7
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    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    What color is the stone you want? If you are getting a D-G, I would get white gold. H onwards, go for rose gold

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    I personally wear platinum but I have allergies. If I didn’t, rose gold would be my choice! Trendy or not. I have loved it for years. But i think if you had a big reaction to the white gold then stick with that. Who cares if everyone else is wearing white metals? It’s super pretty and I love my set in it 🙂

    Post # 9
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You can go down in color in rose gold if you get a great cut. That’s a bonus!

    Post # 11
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    2031 posts
    Buzzing bee

    california013 :  I’m glad you found a ring that makes you so happy. Please post pics when you receive it!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    Glad you found a ring you love!

    We all have different taste and need to get what WE want, not what the internet tells us to do 😛

    Post # 13
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    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    I thought I wanted white gold too..until I tried on the rose gold! I’m very pale so it works well. I know a lot of people said it is “trendy”, but I’ve done some research and it looks like rose gold comes in and out of style all the time. It’s gorgeous! And, you can get a lower color grade because the rose reflects the color well.

    Post # 14
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    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    Oh, I just read that you did get the rose gold! Yayyy!!! Congrats bee!

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I knew I wanted a solitaire on yellow gold… here’s my ring to give some inspiration!  I would vote against rose gold because I feel it’s trendy right now and might go out of fashion in a few years, but that’s just me.  I do think it’s really pretty but I’ve always been a classic, yellow gold kind of person

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