(Closed) Two different metals? Issues?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m going to have the same issue. I’ve never really gotten a good answer for it. 

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hmm I’ve heard it too. Not really sure.

Both my e-band and wedding band will be platinum.

But I do plan to get a rose gold band and another either white gold or platinum art deco band (the one that alternates circles and ovals) to stack eventually. (Future anniversary and/or push presents that i want NOW haha)

So I’ll still have the same issue. Not sure if there is any other solution besides soldering.

Post # 6
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’d get a spacer in your position.

Post # 7
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Soldering isn’t permanent, and you can always separate the rings if you want to pass the band down or if you change your mind.  Not sure if that changes anything, but it might factor into your decision.

Post # 8
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

What exactly will it do to the metals? That’s what I’m wondering. 

Post # 10
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@kittywolf13:  I would refer to a jeweler for that question.

Post # 11
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The store where we bought the jewelry told us that it will just need to be redipped sooner – my engagement band is platinum and wedding band is white gold. We’ve had issues w/ the jewelry store, so not sure how legit it is, but I believe it. They did try to dissuade us from ordering a wedding band specially made, maybe b/c it wouldn’t be purchased that day? I have no idea. It was a lot cheaper. I wear my rings together aobut 50% of the time, and like to be able to separate them so soldering is out for me.

Post # 12
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Would you mind wearing your engagement ring on your right hand? You can also buy a thin sterling silver band in between them to protect your engagement ring from getting worn down.

Post # 13
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a ring with a platinum shank but 18ct gold basket. I was planning to get a platinum wedding band with a little notch in it to go around the basket part and am hoping because it will sort of be secured in that way (ie less likely to move or spin around) that it would be better, but that’s just my theory!

Post # 14
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My e-ring is 14kt white gold and my wedding band is platinum. I’ve been wearing them together some 12/12/12. So far so good. 

Post # 15
8827 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kittywolf13:  i was told not to mix metals.  platinum is strong and gold/white gold is not.


1.  white gold you have to have dipped.  when it is first dipped, it may match the platinum but it will yellow over time.  depending on your skin chemicals, it may happen faster or slower than others.


2.  gold /white gold is softer.  if you weigh a gold ring today and then 10 years from now, it will weigh less.  if things run against it, it loses pieces of itself.  a platinum ring will weigh the same today and 100 years from now.

it was highly recommended to me by jewelers and almost everyone on the bee board when i posted this to not mix metals.  since my ering is platinum, they highly recommended i get a platinum band.



Post # 16
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s just something that happens to all gold rings because of how soft the metal is. Whether you wear the two rings together or not, the gold ring will wear down eventually and lose it’s shine. That won’t make it “ugly” or any less special. It will just age – like we do. 🙂

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