(Closed) Which White Metal To Choose

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go with Palladium, similar prices of gold, with the look (and hypoallergenic qualities )to of platinum. Here’s my AT&T, I love it!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

*set …not at&t. Hate auto correct!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am super allergic to nicel too! Even rivets on jeans sometimes make me breakout!  I don’t think that the fit of the ring will save you though. I have been researching this myelf, and I have decided that  platinumm is very heavy/expensive, and so we’re going with palladium instead. And I have compared the colors of the metals and I actually like palladium better, as it seems slightly whiter and less gray. I think it’s worth paying the extra to know for ure that this ring will never mke my skin react, and have to live in my jewery box.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have platinum, and wouldn’t have it any other way….When there’s a nick or ding in it, if I take it to get polished, it just smoothes right out since the metal is just displaced, not lost. With the price of gold being so high, platinum was only about $300 more, and my jeweler said she things white gold is awesome for earrings, bracelets, necklaces…but not for an e-ring. Everyone has a personal preference though, so you should see if you can feel and see the differences in person. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you’re looking at current market prices for platinum vs. gold, platinum is currently cheaper (DH is in the gold industry- we follow spot prices regularly). Palladim spot (the trading price per ounce) is less than half the price of gold/platinum. It has been for the past few months at least. Whether the particular jeweler you go to changes prices based on the market value of the material depends, but the jeweler we went to did.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have platinum, and it’s exactly what I wanted. However, I do hear that palldium is cheaper and pretty much the same as platinum.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a white gold e-ring and it turned yellow-ish in just one month. It all depends on your skin chemistry. I loved my ring and remaking it in platinum was too expensive so I just had the shank replaced. They soldered a platinum shank on my e-ring for $900. It looks amazing, always white!!! I absolutely prefer platinum over white gold. I have never seen palladium but that might be an interesting option too…

Before, in white gold and tapered:

After, platinum and straight shank:

Post # 12
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Newbee

im gonna vote for palladium! relatively less expensive compared to platinum and its hypoallergic Smile

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My engagement ring is platinum.  I love the weight of it on my finger.  You should pick what feels good to you!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

IF cost is an issue go with palladium. My Ering is platinum because portions of it had to be platinum and I didnt want to worry about the soddering or replating issues of white gold. The ring is very heavy though. It took a little getting used to but I love it! I also love that I can swim in a pool with it too since I’m a triathlete. If I forget about it I dont have to completely freak about having the metal in the pool. Personally I prefer the platinum but I’ve heard great things about the palladium.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I had a platinum e-ring for my first marriage. Never again. I didn;t like how it scratched do easily and the ugly patina it develops over time. Just not for me. Get palladium!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a white gold ring and a pallidium ring, I like my pallidium more. The color is better and it looks like its holding up better too

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