(Closed) White gold? Palladium?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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211 posts
Helper bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Greetings! 

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
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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
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Newbee

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Platinum! Heavier and sturdier.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee

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
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Bumble bee

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. 

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