Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2020 - Honeysuckle Ridge
My boyfriend and I have been talking about having an engagement ring created and I’ve been going back and forth between palladium and white gold? I’m hearing many pros and cons for both of these. What are your experiences with either of them? I’m pretty tough on jewelry, I’m a psych nurse, plus a big time deep sea fisher and a baker, so my hands are always busy and getting dirty. I’ve heard that white gold needs to be redipped every couple of years, so this has led me to consider palladium, however, I’ve heard that palladium can lose its luster and there’s nothing that can be done once it does. We are also going with moissanite. Please attach pictures if you have any of both your white gold/palladium rings, especially if they’re paired with moissanite!
Post # 2
I am a nurse that works inpatient so I opted for platinum over white gold (didn’t really consider palladium as I like the weight of platinum). I noticed the rings of married people at work who chose white gold and thought it looked really dingy without the rhodium plating. Knowing myself, I’d rarely feel the bother to get it redipped so I would just hate the way it looks. Still waiting to get engaged so no photos, but Boyfriend or Best Friend knows my preference. My cousin got engaged 7 years ago with a platinum e-ring, never got it rebuffed but it still looks pretty shiny.
Post # 3
I have palladium :). My fiancé did his research and found that palladium would be better than white gold for me. I’m someone who wears their ring to do EVERYTHING and I’m very very tough on my hands. I’ve had the ring for two years and it’s not super duper shiny like when I first got it but has no scratches. The metal just looks more “experienced” that on day one. It has a nice satin look to it now. I’m getting a new ring because my current setting doesn’t work for my career (go figure) and we are going with platinum. I’m way too lazy to get things redipped and visible scratches will bother me. So platinum it is 🙂
Post # 4
If this helps. I have had my wedding ring made in white gold (undipped in the picture) with my diped white gold engagement ring next to it. Im actually considering keeping my wedding band undipped as i like the colour 😊
Post # 5
Platinum because paladium is light and difficult to find a jeweler to work with. In addition palladium (despite its price) is considered less valuable than gold. Unplated gold, is slightly yellow but attractive. It may even help your moissanite appear whiter.
Post # 6
I have had all palladium gold and platinum rings. Had I to do it over again I would have gotten platinum. Nobody works with palladium. My wedding band is palladium and my ering platinum, and the platinum is more beautiful. Their colour is nearly identical but the platinum shines more, even with the patina. Go platinum or gold. If I ever gain weight I’ll have to buy a new band in platinum. Headache.
Post # 7
Platinum! Heavier and sturdier.
Post # 8
My Darling Husband has palladium and it has held up beautifully. I find it a bonus that it’s not as heavy as platinum.
Post # 9
alyssa102292 : I downright HATE my white gold engagement ring. Ugh, its such a pain in the butt. Had I known then what I know now…I would have made him get platinum. My ring tranishes all the time and we are dipping it almost every six months. A super pain in the ass. My aunt told me to upgrade..well I would if we had the money. Even my fiancee is annoyed it has to be redipped. I so wish I had done my reasearch. ITs sad too cause I like my setting, its dainty and doesnt sit up high. But the amount of $$ we have paid to have it dipped is downright foolish.
My wedding band will be platinum.
Post # 10
I don’t have a local jeweler who will work on palladium, so for me that’s a no. There is a white gold called X1 that stays nice and white with no rhodium plating. I love platinum now that I have a couple platinum rings though.