(Closed) Wedding band arrived, do I keep it?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is the difference in gold noticeable and if so, should I keep the wedding band?
    I see a difference, but you should keep the wedding band. : (32 votes)
    48 %
    I see a difference and you should find a band that matches. : (9 votes)
    14 %
    You're crazy, they look the same : (25 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 2
    2092 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I dont see a difference, but it’s your ring and you need to be happy with it.

    Post # 3
    4412 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    franklyn:  Huh…in the top two photos I do see a slight different (it could be the light), but the bottom one is less noticeable. It does have more pink to it. If you love it keep it! If not, could you find something that matched a bit closer?

    Post # 4
    1262 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    franklyn:  I see the difference, but I actually think it’s because your engagement ring needs to be cleaned and polished. It’s older than the WB so of course it isn’t going to be as pronounced. Go clean your ER and then see if it’s still different. I would keep it anyway. 

    Post # 5
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t see a difference in colour but I do see one in the ring polish. The band just looks a lot more “new” if you get what I mean. Maybe get your e-ring polished and see how you feel after that?

    Love both of those rings btw 🙂

    Post # 6
    488 posts
    Helper bee

    I can see a very slight difference but that’s just because one is 14k and the other 15k. It looks fine, though.

    Post # 7
    1850 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I see the slightest (would never in a million years notice it if you hadn’t pointed it out) difference in color, but really the difference has more to do with the finish/polish of the rings. One is more matte and the other is super shiny. I think the rings look nice together though, and if you like it that’s what really matters. 

    Post # 8
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If anything, the band actually looks LESS pink to me than the e-ring. The band looks more yellow. But, I really think this is because, as everyone has said, the e-ring is very matte.

    Post # 9
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee

    Get your e ring professionally cleaned and then make the decision, it’s amazing how much difference a tiny layer of grease/dirt makes.

    Post # 10
    10596 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The wedding band is a tad bit more pink..but its not  really noticeable unless you point it out. Even if you found a 15k rose gold band chances are it wont match exactly..rose gold is very hard to match even with the same karat of gold due to the different amount of copper and other metals used…i had this problem when i had my rose gold solitaire(it had white gold prongs) which is why i decided to mix metals and go with a white gold band..the engagement ring looks like it could use a good polish.keep it..it looks great and is a close enough match!

    Post # 11
    2277 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    franklyn:  I think there is a difference in polish, if anything.  And that will go away the more you wear the new band.  I love the two together!!

    Post # 12
    2734 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I can see it now,  but I had to really really focus & I definitely blew up the pictures. . .it might be different in person,  I don’t know.  If you wouldn’t have had me trying to find the difference then I never would’ve noticed.

    Post # 13
    5449 posts
    Bee Keeper

    franklyn:  I noticed a slight difference, especially in the top two pictures. But, it looks very slight to me. I don’t think people in passing would even notice. The real question is whether it’s enough of a difference to bug you. If it’ll make you unhappy to look down and see a slight difference in the metal colors every day, you should definitely return it and get a band that matches your ERing color more precisely.

    For what it’s worth, I think the set is amazingly beautiful. Your ERing is so stunning and dramatic, both in its simplicity and in its setting. And I think the band looks incredible with it.

    Post # 14
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    franklyn:  I really don’t see a difference, but I know what you mean. When I try my yellow gold rings together it looks funny to me too. I think it’s because the wedding band hasn’t been worn at all yet and engagement rings at this point are usually a bit dirty from lots of wear, affecting the color. I’ll probably bring my engagement ring in to have the prongs checked and get it cleaned before the wedding just for the pictures. And eventually our wedding bands will be dirty from lots of wear too and then they’ll match 🙂

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