(Closed) What kind of metal is your e-ring/wedding band?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of metal is your e-ring/wedding band?

    Platinum

    White gold

    Yellow gold

    Rose gold

    Palladium

    Other

  • Post # 47
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    my e-ring is 14k yellow gold. I’d like to get a rose gold band if I can find one I like with my e-ring. FH’s band will be a plain, yellow gold band.

    Post # 48
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    White Gold. Wow, it seems like everyone I know has platinum. I’m glad to see white gold representing.

    Post # 49
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    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    18k white gold, we don’t have bands yet, but we’re looking for the same. 

    Post # 50
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    Newbee

    @ddubzz From what I understand, platinum costs more cuz it’s more rare and durable than white gold. I guess with plat. scratches just move metal around, but with WG little scraps of metal actually get removed from the ring so it wears down a bit quicker. So plat. might scratch easier, but it’s actually holding up better to wear and tear over the long run.

    Post # 51
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    White Gold

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Mine is 18K yellow gold. I love it! Yellow gold just seems so classic to me, and I think it really makes the diamonds pop! Both of our bands will be yellow gold as well.

    Post # 53
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    PALLADIUM ROCKS!  My engagement ring is palladium and my wedding band will be too.

    Here’s the difference.

    White gold:  actually it’s yellow gold that is rhodium plated.  Yellow gold is naturally a hard metal, therefore doesn’t scratch as easy, however the coating -rhodium-can flake off if scratched, that’s why it needs to be re-plated at times.  It needs to sent out for this.  Also, some peoples skin reacts to the metal causing the ring to turn slightly yellow, even if it’s scratch free (like my skin).  However, this is the least expensive.

    Palladium vs Platinum: both are solid metals (if you look on your elemental chart from 4th grade science you’ll see these metals on there).  Palladium is a softer metal like platinum but neither can be truly “scratched”.  In fact, the metal just displaces (moves to the side).  When this happens the metal tends to look darker (patina), but you can easily get it buffed and it looks brand new again, just like that.  They will be able to buff it while you wait in the store. There is no limit to how many times it can be buffed either. Palladium is such a new metal that has been discovered, that’s why it’s still less expensive (for now). Platinum is still the heaviest feeling and most pricey.

    Wow, who knew I actually retained what the jeweler said to me 😛  and I thought I had like 2 brain cells left after all this wedding planning.

    Hope this helps.

    Post # 54
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Both  my e-ring and wedding band are Platinum!

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My e-ring is platinum and both of our wedding bands will be platinum too!  Can’t wait to go pick them out in a few weeks!

    Post # 56
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    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    my ring is 14K palladium white gold. my wedding band will be 18K palladium white gold and my fiance’s wedding band will be 14K palladium white gold!

    Post # 57
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    18K yellow gold. We feel it’s more traditional and have become less common. Fi’s lastname also has the word ‘gold’ in it so it works for us in many ways.

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine is 19K white gold, about which a website commented:

    19K white gold contains special proprietary metal alloys that make it the whitest of white golds and often confused with Platinum. 19K white gold does not need to be rhodium plated and is naturally a clean, crisp white.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be very common, so I am going to have to make a long trip back to the jeweller we got it from to get my band.  None of the ring stores in my city seem to have it.  Poopster.

    Post # 59
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My e-ring is palladium, and my wedding band will most likely be, as well. Fiance chose it, and I’d never really heard of palladium before getting my ring. I love it! It looks very nice, and is quite pretty. My band has a lot of designs on it, so I don’t really worry about scratches. I’m glad to hear palladium doesn’t really scratch easily, though!

    Post # 60
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I wish this poll was set up so that we could make more than one choice!

    My “real” e-ring is white gold, though ALL my jewelery is yellow gold.  I wanted a sapphire e-ring and don’t like the way sapphires look with yellow gold, so we went with white.  Then, while my ring was being sized (a total of FOUR weeks because they screwed up the first time), I bought myself a cute rose gold ‘dummy ring’.  I realized that this ring also will work if there’s some occasion or outfit with which it would look absolutely silly to wear my giant sapphire e-ring.  So I sort of have two, one white gold, the other rose gold.

    FI’s e-ring is tungsten.  I initially bought him a white gold one, but told him we could look around if he wasn’t thrilled with it.  Well, look around we did.  I swear we went to every jeweler in NYC.  He ultimately decided that he liked the light weight and lack of sheen there was to titanium rings and picked one of those.  I can’t complain, it saved me a lot of money! For his wedding band, however, he has said that he wants to wear a simple yellow gold band just like his dad.  I think that’s cute. 🙂

    Post # 61
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Mine are both 14k yellow gold.  Although, my e-ring does have white gold prongs.

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