Post # 1
I currently have a white gold engagement ring that I am quite allergic to 🙁 I don’t swell and have an allergic reaction, but my skin turns white gold dingy in yellow within a few weeks. So Fiance and I are looking to reset my stone, but in to what metal? I’m a very classic and timeless person. I adore halos, but their too trendy for me. I want something that will last for years and never become outdated.
Right now we’re going between rose gold and palladium. Platinum is out of our price range, so palladium was the choice for a white metal. However, I’m worried about the “patina” that platinum and palladium get and am worried that I won’t like the way that looks. I am in LOVE with rose gold, but am wondering if it’s too trendy. Do you think rose gold is trendy? Opinions on the metal? Any advice is much appreciated!
Post # 3
Rose gold is really popular right now but i don’t think it’s trendy in the way you are thinking. my grandmother’s ring is rose gold and she bought it as an antique when she got married 50 years ago, so it’s even older than that! I think it will get less popular in the future but it will never look outdated, and it will eventually come back into trend. Palladium looks like platinum so it’s obviously going to be timeless, and it’s more durable from what I hear. If what your experiencing is actually an allergic reaction to gold, though, I think it will happen with rose gold, too.
Post # 4
@PrettyinPink45: That is not at an allergic reaction. That just means a bad plating job or your skin is more acidic than most so wears the plating off.
An allergic reaction WOULD affect you, not the ring. Most who have allergies to white gold are allergic to the nickel used in some alloys.
You can get white gold with palladium alloy (no plating required to be white) or a white alloy, like Stuller X1 if you are not actually allergic. No plating required, and very white.
Rose gold has been around a long, long time. It is popular now, but who cares if you like it it should not matter if is trendy or not. Palladium does not patina as easily as platinum. Anyway, some really like the patina. It is just a different look, not a bad one. You can get it repolished.
Post # 5
What is patina? I have a platinum ring and I’m not aware of what that is haha :-P.
I love rose gold..! I wouldn’t care if it’s just a trend, because it’s so pretty!
Post # 6
@PrettyinPink45: I think rose gold is pretty trendy right now but that’s because I’ve never seen it in rings before this year… but I could have just been not very observant until I went ring shopping. lol
I agree with what @LilliePad:
says about how you will probably be allergic to rose gold if you’re allergic to white gold as they are very similar just mixed with different alloy.
Have you had an allergy test?
I know its not such a glamorous metal but if all else fails, sterling silver looks very similar to most white metals and is usually very non-offensive to sensitive skin.
What type of metal is involved with the jewelry you usually wear?
Post # 7
The allergy reaction the OP is having is likely due to the nickel content in the white gold. They do make white gold alloys that are nickel-free, so that might be an option.
Personally I would go with Palladium (I have a Platinum e-ring and will have a Platinum wedding band), but the right rose gold (with a lot of copper to make it really pink) would look lovely.
Post # 8
People who are actually allergic to white gold are almost always allergic to the nickel in it. They can wear yellow and rose gold as it does not have nickel. I am one of these people.
However, wearing down the rhodium plating is not an allergic reaction anyway. I do not think OP is actually allergic.
Post # 9
oh, right. Sorry bout that… you know what they say about assumptions! I should really learn my lesson lol My baddd
Post # 10
You’re not allergic, you’re acidic.
I had a palladium spacer ring and within a short time it got all bent out of shape, so I’m not fond of palladium. My wg rings never had a problem. Patina is the scratching platinum gets; the material gets displaced. It can be buffed easily. If you get ross gold you won’t have to worry about wearing off the rhodium plating.
Post # 11
I don’t care what’s considered trendy or not. I get what I like. I think if you like rose gold then you should get it.
Post # 12
rose gold is very very pretty but I think I would go the palladium route on this one!
Post # 14
and looking at wedding related websites kind of condenses ideas so they seem trendy. but in real life, you might not actually see it much. go with what you love
Post # 15
I believe that white metal is as trendy as rose gold (history’s luxury metal has always been yellow gold), so you may as well get the one you love!
Post # 16
I know I’m not actually “allergic” but I didn’t really know what to call it. The way my skin reacts with the white gold, the rhodium wears of VERY fast, it must be that my skin is acidic. I didn’t know that before! Thanks for explaning what is going on ladies! My skin itself has never had a reaction. I used to work at a sterling silver store so I wears tons of sterling for my day to day jewelry, but as a wedding band, I want something that will hold up forever and sterling isn’t what I’m looking for.
Thanks for the opinions! Keep them coming 🙂