(Closed) what type of metal did you choose?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what metal do you think is better?? please explain your choice....
    14kt white gold : (46 votes)
    39 %
    14kt yellow gold : (8 votes)
    7 %
    950 palladium : (23 votes)
    19 %
    other : (41 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Other:platinum.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Other: 19k white gold.  It’s supposed to be stronger, shinier, and more scratch-resistant than 18k or 14k!  It’s also fairly new on the market and I spoke to some jewelers that hadn’t even heard of it yet.  We went the cutsom route, so that’s why it was an option for us.

    That’s a beautiful ring set, btw!

    Post # 5
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    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I picked yellow gold because A) my ering is a family heirloom with a gold band and B) I feel like it’s more classic and C) I like wearing a metal that not every other bride is wearing.  I like being a little different!  I got something kind of like this (I’m picking it up tomorrow!  Woooo!)

    Post # 6
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    14k white gold. It’s durable, very “white” for gold, and it ages well even after rhodium wears off. I think it’s also flattering on most skin tones. Second choice would be palladium.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    but gold will never be as scratchproof as palladium or platinum, and palladium is the ish because its like I keep saying…

    if platinum is a wet towel

    and palladium is a dry towel

    and they are both the same size and color, why carry around a heavier towel that’s wet when the look the same?

     

    Palladium is a more precious metal.  It is more rare, durable, and easier to manage because it doesn’t require rhodium or maintanance.  in 2001 Palladium rose to be twice as pricey as platinum, but now is more affordable.  Don’t follow the crowd…just because nobody knows what metal you’re talking about doesn’t mean you don’t understand and appreciate it.  Every girl who ever owned palladium is addicted to it…I couldn’t get palladium because my diamond is such a low color grade I chose rose gold, but believe me if I had an I color or better I’d have gotten palladium hands down!

    Post # 9
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    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I picked out a 14k yellow gold ring with palladium prongs. I love the look of yellow gold but I don’t particluarly like it as prongs. I chose palladium over white gold because I didn’t want to have to deal with redipping. 

    Post # 10
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    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We decided to go with white gold. I don’t even think we even looked at other options of metai. Seemed to work well for us. =)

    Post # 11
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    11351 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I selected platinum, and I absolutely love it!

    Post # 12
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Platinum

     

    Post # 13
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    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My Engagement Ring and wedding band are in platinum.  I believe platinum is the strongest metal for ring setting (correct me if I’m wrong).  It’s quite pricey though, I can get bigger center stone if I chose 14k or 18k. 

    Post # 15
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    1264 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    First off, you have picked a beautiful set!

    My rings are platinum. I love the look of the white metal. But I didn’t want to have to go through the hassle of white gold needing to be redipped. I definitely wanted the metal that was lowest maintenance!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    Ok I accidentally voted for the palladium, but I meant platinum. I need to slow down when I read these boards, hehe.

    I chose platinum because it feels weighty, doesn’t need a lot of maintenance (no dipping or re-plating) and it ages well, in my opinion. It gets kind of a brushed finish look over time if you don’t polish it.

    It’s also more durable than gold. But significantly more expensive (major downside).

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