Post # 1
So I have a bit of a dilemma on my hand(s) (literally).
My fiance proposed to me with his grandmother’s ring. Which I love. I love that it’s got history, I love that it was his grandmother’s (my family doesn’t have heirloom things like this), and in general, I think it’s pretty awesome. I want to keep it and give it to our kids when they get engaged, etc, etc. etc.
So I love the ring, but it’s yellow gold, and I am not a gold person. This hasn’t bothered me so much for the 1.5 years we’ve been engaged, but now that we’re getting married I’m trying to pick out a wedding ring and trying to figure out what to do with the engagement ring.
I don’t want to trash the band because it has this lovely art deco filigree on it, and again, it’s older than my parents, that’s pretty cool.
So do I get a wedding ring that’s silver? Or white gold? If so, what do I do with the yellow gold engagement ring? Do I put it away in a box? Do I wear it on the other hand? Is it even okay to wear silver and gold together? I have no idea.
I don’t have any actual real jewelry and diamonds and the like are not important to me. I just don’t want to look awkward/tacky. The only real piece of jewelry I have besides the ring is a silver watch, but it has gold numbers on it, so I’ve been telling myself that’s okay.
What do I do with the engagement ring? Do I have to get a yellow gold wedding band? I’m planning to wear silver at my wedding. Is that ok? HELP!
Post # 3
Rock the e-ring with a white gold / silver band! My actual ering is two tone, a gold band but the setting around the diamond is white gold, so my wedding band is made up of 2 gold bands and a row of diamonds set in white gold!
Post # 4
A lot of people mix metals … Especially now it’s kinda trendy… You can also find a band that is two tone that way it can be yellow gold to match but also white gold since its what you prefer and it will make mixing metals a little more “planned” also if you want a band with stones very little of the metal shows depending on the style
Post # 5
You can totally mix and match!!! I have a family ring that has a yellow gold band but the top of it (the part you see the most) is white gold. And my e-ring is mostly yellow gold but has a small white gold chevron pattern on the side (mine is also an heirloom ring). I actually really like mix and match because then you can other jewelry that is in either metal. So I think you’re fine to get all white gold or you could even get a ring with both metals!
Post # 6
Absolutely mix and match the band. You can do it in a subtle way to have it blend perfectly. Try looking at pictures online (Google Images can help) to get a feel for what you like and then go from there.
Have you thought about dipping your yellow gold in rhodium plating in the future? My sister originally had a yellow gold ring but she now prefers the white gold look and gets it dipped every so often. You can’t tell that it’s not originally white gold and it’s cheap to do.