(Closed) White Gold or Platinum

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you mean that you are allergic to nickel? If so, there are palladium white gold alloys with no nickel in them. As for platinum, no you don’t have it dipped, but you do get it polished if you don’t prefer the look of a patina (grayish gunmetal color, due to many tiny scratches).

This page helps to explain the differences in white gold and platinum. Hope that helps!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

sorry double post

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m allerigic to nickel and my ring is 14K white gold and I’ve worn it for over a year with no problems!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m also very nickel sensitive so we went with platinum.  This seemed like the best choice for us because I knew I would want to wear my ring 24/7.  I’m very happy with our choice. I also feel the platinum prongs are more reliable in holding the stone.  Yes platinum can get a patina but it comes off when polished so we were okay with that.  I also liked the heavier feel of platinum over the lighter white gold since I have a very thin band for both the e-ring & the wedding band.  Have fun making your choice 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

First of all, those rings are GORGEOUS. Seriously.

Second, platinum is much stronger than gold so personally if I were sporting that amount of bling (oh how I wish!), I’d want the harder metal to keep it all in place. Add the allergy issues and I’m even more firmly convinced that platinum is the way to go.

I know this is distastefl to a lot of women, but do you perhaps take your ring off at night? If you get bothered by wearing jewelry constantly, the overnight break could go a long way towards helping. However, I get it if you’re not comfortable with that.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Sorry. Nothing to see here please move along and pretend I did not just post twice… thanks. 😉

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you have allergies definitely go for platinum. You’ll love the substantial feel of it on your finger. It’s also true that it holds diamonds way more securely than other metals. We considered metals like palladium and titanium as well but I liked the hefty feel of platinum better. Also, it’s your wedding/engagement ring — if there is a time to get the best, it’s now.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As a newly engaged bride to be 🙂 I would suggest Platinum, if you can afford it.

White gold ALSO turns more gold. The night my Fiance proposed, of course, I couldn’t take my eyes off the ring.  There were parts that looked gold to me, and I thought…oh interesting! He designed this to be white gold AND gold!

A few days later, I found out it was not supposed to be like this. I asked the company and they admitted it wasn’t supposed to be like that but gave me this ridiculous explanation about white gold being gold, and turning gold, and blah blah blah.  You can dip it in rhodium or change out the metal.

I’ve talked to my Fiance about this and he agrees we should upgrade it to platinum.  He said he should have done this in the first place but he wanted to make sure he could get me the best DIAMOND he could afford.  He did a great job!!!!! But yes, if you can shell out an extra $600 for platinum (or whatever it is) just do it.  

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When we were designing my ring I went back and forth 100x between white gold and platinum and honestly I am thrilled that I got platinum. I still looks amazing and holds up so well against scratches. I never have to worry about it losing it’s coating or having it look yellow. If you can afford it I would say go for it.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went with platinum because it is stronger and it never has to be replated. The white gold needs to have the rhodium (sp?) replated every year or sooner (depending on how hard you are on the ring) and that is just a pain.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I vote for platinum. It doesn’t need replated and I like the “heft” of it compared to gold.

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