(Closed) What metal would you choose? Palladium or white gold or platinum?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Wedding bands- What metal do you prefer- white gold, palladium or platinum?

    White gold



  • Post # 35
    799 posts
    Busy bee

    Platinum – for all the reasons already mentioned. 

    Post # 36
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Platinum for sure.  I have a platinum ering and diamond wedding band but with a palladium knife edge spacer (due to my wedding band prongs gouging my ering basket).  We got DH a simple palladium band cause he didnt want the weight.  I will say if you want the look of white metal but have price concerns palladium would be great if you just want a plain band. 

    Post # 37
    1783 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    Strawberryshmoo:  I haven’t had any issues, but they’re both pretty sturdy rings. If it was rubbing against pave or prongs, I’d worry more about wearing them together. 

    Post # 39
    10429 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    I chose white gold. I don’t care for the patina on platinum and like my jewelry bright white. I had palladium and hated it. It was a weird pewter grey color and it was so light that my ring felt fake. It also didn’t hold pave, which was a combination of a bad design and a softer metal.

    Post # 40
    8434 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I personally love the look of unplated white gold, so having to get things dipped isn’t an issue for me.

    Post # 42
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I didn’t vote, because honestly I didn’t care haha…Fiance picked for me.

    Mine is palladium.  The things I like about it are that it’s SUPER light (thank god, my fingers are skinny and he picked a bit of a clunky ring, so platinum would have caused my finger to need to grow some muscles!) and I like the color of the metal.

    The things I don’t like about it are that it’s damn near impossible to find a jeweler to work on it (I end up sending it back to the company he ordered it from to get anything done to it) and that it’s more prone to cracking (which actually happened to me 2 weeks after getting it).  To be fair I did slam two heavy tables together and the ring took the impact of it…I would have broken my fingers if it wasn’t there…but yeah, it kind of sucked.  Yay lifetime warranty!

    Post # 44
    2267 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    cmbr:  “I vote platinum. It never has to be dipped, it displaces metal rather than loses it, so the shank won’t thin over time. It’s extremely hypoallergenic (many people are allergic to white gold).


    Post # 45
    3 posts

    I got a new wedding set in palladium and really regret it. I’d never heard of palladium before but the sales person at the store raved about it and when I bought the palladium set it was very expensive at the time. Since then, I’ve tried trading the setting in for a basic plain white gold or platinum but no one wants to give me any credit for it- (this is in addition to me knowing I may have to pay a little out of pocket.


    See how grey it is? 

    (My original I never liked but figured it would due for then until I could afford something nicer, it’s second hand and a very 90s style setting with channel set side stones- I don’t like channel set, and it’s yellow gold)

    A jeweler ruined my new set saying he could work with palladium but could not and now it has to be sent back to the vendor from the store where I bought it to be recast. The style rings I have really made the palladium look grey. The palladium is very hard and does not ever conform to the finger. (Also, however drawn you are to a high setting I don’t recommend those either- can’t stand it! It really get’s hit on everything, cupboards, scratches children etc. The palladium with milgraining just intensified the grey also, so I don’t like milgrain anymore either. The ring was picked because it reminded me of my grandmothers ring (a take on a midcentury ring but I liked the Edwardian flare added) that was stolen by my dads girlfriend.

    All I wanted was something to wear everyday; I love the way vintage rings wear through years of marriage. I can’t wear either set everyday so I am thinking about trading both in for a regular solitaire set in platinum to finally be happy, as long as the platinum doesn’t turn dark grey. If it does I’m going for white gold.

    Your ring pick looks great, but try on a million of them so you get a feel for what you like and don’t like. 

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