(Closed) What metal is your ring made of? Do you like it?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what metal do you have? What do you prefer?
    I have 14k : (111 votes)
    29 %
    I have 18k : (42 votes)
    11 %
    I have platinum : (64 votes)
    17 %
    I have pladdinum : (24 votes)
    6 %
    I PREFER 14k : (50 votes)
    13 %
    I PREFER 18k : (22 votes)
    6 %
    I PREFER platinum : (61 votes)
    16 %
    I PREFER pladdinum : (13 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 32
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    628 posts
    Busy bee

    @gemgirl6:  How do you keep your sterling silver rings looking nice? I recently got one and I am worried it will turn green…or is that an old wives tale? I don’t know much about jewellery. 

    @sporting:  I have a white gold engagement ring. I do have to get it dipped every so often but I don’t find that to be much of a hassle. I don’t know if it’s plated or unplated because I have no idea what that means! I like it though, if that counts, lol. 

    Post # 33
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @somethingblue04:  none of my silver has turned green, although unplated sterling silver will tarnish. Alot of the sterling silver today is plated with rhodium or is a proprietal mix with a bit of platinum to make it tarnish resistant. I have a silver polishing cloth I use, bought it in the jewelry section at Walmart.

    Post # 34
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    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    Mine is 14K white gold.  No issues with it.  I have redipped it twice.

    Post # 35
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    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    Oh and I have a rose gold wedding band that I love.  I would buy both rose and white gold again.

    Post # 36
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    4260 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I have plat and 14k and 18k rose.  I prefer plat for white metals and 18k for rose or yellow.  Unless it is with a Bridal Party moissy, then I prefer 14k, as it matches the stone better.

    Post # 37
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    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @sporting:  mine is 18k white gold. i once thought i’d prefer platinum, but now that my gf has a platinum ring i think it looks dull really quickly after polishing – sorry girls that have platinum! sending my ring in to be replated once a year is a pain in the butt, but i think in general it looks better than the platinum (that i’ve seen).

    Post # 38
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    58 posts
    Worker bee

    For my ering, I had 14k YG for the first two settings (whole other story).  My wedding band (channel set diamond band) and an anniversary ring that I also have (channel set diamond band) are both 14k YG.

    My engagement diamond was recently reset into a 14k WG bezel. I thought it might end up as a RHR and usually wore WG on the right hand.  

    Now I wear WG on the left hand and YG on the right. 🙂

    Post # 39
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    11456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I have platinum, and I love it. I love the heft of platinum and the fact that it never needs to be re-dipped.

    Post # 40
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    2956 posts
    Sugar bee

    18k yellow gold including prongs.

    Post # 41
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    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have and prefer 14k rose gold. I think it’s the perfect balance of strength and color, and I like that I don’t have to replate.

    Post # 42
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I had 14K WG that’s currently being reset into platinum. While I liked the color of WG and didn’t have any issues with yellowing after 6 months of wear, I definitely strongly prefer the heft of platinum – it just *feels* so much more luxurious. 🙂

    And I actually prefer WG for studs, since I prefer those to be as light as possible.

    Post # 43
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My wedding set’s platinum, and I have another ring (which I wear instead of my wedding set) made of palladium.  I like both metals.  I really prefer the grayish color and heft of platinum, but like how affordable palladium is.  I like that both metals don’t need to be replated and are hypoallergenic for most people.  I’d say the biggest downside to both metals is how easily they scratch.

    Post # 44
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    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have 18K white gold. I wish I could change it to two-tone white and yellow or rose gold. I don’t wear white gold and really don’t like how it looks on me.

    Post # 45
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    1529 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Hmm…none of the above. My rings are 19K white gold and I love it. It remains white – with no need to rhodium plate it. 

     

    Post # 46
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    1197 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    The shank of my ering is 14K rose gold and I love it!  Its more pink than 18K, and its sturdier.

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