(Closed) Titanium, Gold or Platinum

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Makena Cove

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Palladium. I dont really have any experience with purchasing rings, but I do know that gold needs to be replated after its been worn for a few years.

Post # 4
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well actually gold doesn’t need to be replated unless you don’t like how gold looks…lol. 😉

I’m assuming you mean to say that you like white metals, so in that case I would also reccomend palladium as a durable but affordable option!

Post # 5
2674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

White gold needs to be plated unless you like a warm white gold. Yellow gold does not need to be plated.

I would get gold, white gold or palladium.

Post # 6
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

As PPs have said, yellow or rose gold needs no plating 🙂

Platinum and gold should cost similarly these days since when comparing the two pure metals, gold is worth more on the market.

Post # 8
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have platnium; love the weight and patina look!

Post # 9
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have palladium rings and really like them–I think we’ll be doing the same for his band.  I might pick up a titanium/stainless/other less expensive band for him before the wedding, just so he can get a sense of what he actually wants to wear.

Post # 11
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We went with a white gold band from Amazon. My Fiance wanted something that would be resizable (as titanium is not) but didn’t want the weight of a platinum ring. I’d also check into the various widths on men’s bands; we had him try on a few at a jeweler’s to get a sense of what width he preferred. 

Post # 12
260 posts
Helper bee

Just make sure the prongs that are holding the diamond (or stone) are in platinum. Gold prongs, when they get snagged on things, bend very easily; platinum doesn’t budge.

Post # 13
6835 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@TonyRocks69:  RE: platinum getting dinged: my engagement ring is platinum and is from 1910.  It’s a little scratched around the base of the band if you look really closely, but it looks essentially like new at first glance.  Definitely not dinged at all.  It’s super durable stuff.

Congrats (in advance)!

Post # 14
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

my Fiance has picked out a dinasour bone & meteroite ring off etsy


Post # 15
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Actually from what I understand there is no such thing as “white gold”  White gold is just yellow gold dipped in Rhodium plating.  Which in my experience wears off.  I only wore my engagement ring for 4 months before it started showing signs of needing to be re-plated.

My best friend had a platinum wedding set, and ended up trading it in for white gold because it just got bent up to easily. 


Post # 16
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@Crazyhair:  nope. white gold is an alloy of pure gold mixed with white metals. mixed together, they look like warm white. some appear whiter than others, depending on what kind of metals went into the alloy and/or the % of pure gold that is in it. so in theory, 18k white gold should appear more yellowish than 14k.

rhodium plating is  something many jewelers add on, to make it appear totally white. not everybody does this. my ring was never rhodium plated, it was made in the 1920s. 

I personally like the “warm white” color of unplated white gold and choose to not have mine dipped.  it only looks slightly yellow if I hold it up against other metals (like sterling silver). it’s not even enough to be noticeable. on its own, it looks white enough. 

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