Post # 1
I am already married….just celebrated 10 years!
I am wanting to redo my engagement ring and band.
My originals are platinum and altough I LOVE the metal, I don’t like the style.
We have found a set that we both love.
Platinum is not in our price range at this time, and the set is not available in palladium. That leaves white gold.
I have been doing lots of reading about white gold and it seems like there can be issues with it wearing thin. And the maintenence of getting it redipped is something I don’t look forward to.
ETA: I REALLY don’t like yellow gold….so the thought of my rings yellowing scares me!!!!
ANy advice or experiences anyone would like to share???
I really want to get something new….but just not sure about going from platinum to white gold 🙁
Post # 3
I’ve only had my rings for two years (well, one of them two and one of them one), but I’ve seen my mom with a lot of different jewelry :). White gold wears just like regular gold. Higher karat gold will wear faster, lower will take longer. My mom just had my grandma’s set re-done, and it had worn incredibly thin. Her set, though, that she’s had for about 20 years, is totally fine. I think a lot of it depends what you’re doing with your rings (working in a factory vs. having a desk job).
As far as maintenance, get a protection plan so you can get them re-plated! Send them off once a year, and it’s all golden! (get it? ;))
Post # 4
My e-ring is WG, as are many rings that I have owned for years, and I’ve never personally had an issue or needed to re-dip a piece. It’s the same as yellow gold. I’m currently wearing my nana’s ring as a RHR and that has been around for almost a century and looks good as new. But I’ve heard as far as the yellowing of the WG, it depends on the exact alloy they use, as well as the specific chemistry of your skin.
Post # 5
My ering and wedding ring are platinum and I’m really happy we opted for that. For an anniversary gift a while back, I was given a nice WG ring (from a high-end store at that) but it was somewhat of an intricate design and an awkward bump with something caused some damage and I had to take it back in to get fixed. It’s been fixed but IMO it doesn’t look quite the same as before. My ering I’ve bumped into many things including car doors, cabinets, etc. and I haven’t had any issues. In fact, the place we got it from commented that it is in great condition. Was it really a huge price difference from the WG to the Platinum? Ours was about a $300-400 difference when we got my ering. I would also say that my WG ring got a lot of scratches on the band from daily wear (the bottom when the palm of the hand is) whereas my platinum one does not have that many scratches.
Post # 6
My e-ring (and its matching wedding band) is 14k white gold. I have to take it in every 6 months for its warranty inspection, where they check the stones, prongs, clean it, and redip it, so I’ve never had it wear down to yellow.
Post # 7
I have had my rings for years and had them dipped under warrenty but they have never worn thin
Post # 8
My rings are white gold, and I’ve been wearing them for almost two years. I had them replated for our wedding, but I haven’t had it done since. I don’t even notice the wear or yellowing, and I’m certain no one else can either. But I should say that I like the color of white gold without rhodium, so it doesn’t bother me at all when it wears off. The only thing that I regret about getting white gold is that I have to be careful about bleach and chlorine, which will pit gold.