Post # 1
Hi there bees! Just wondering if anyone knows what really happens when you have a white gold ring beside a platinum ring. I’ve read up on it a lot and have come across so many different opinions – Im confused! Does anyone know the real facts about this? Or does anyone have experience with having two different types of rings beside one another?
Thanks in advance for your help!!
Post # 3
I have a white gold band and my e-ring is Palladium (pretty much the same thing..) and it looks fine. You can’t even tell the difference!
Post # 4
Same but opposite, white gold e-ring and palladium band!
OP – I think it’s totally fine. The only issue I could see is if you haven’t had your white gold ring cleaned and replated for a long time (several years) – it may start to look yellow next to the palladium. But otherwise I really don’t see a problem. I don’t intend to wear my e-ring every day, so I wanted a more durable and less finicky metal for my wedding band (that I’ll wear daily). Plus, lucky me, my e-ring has a pave band, so you wouldn’t notice yellowing of the metal anyway.
Post # 5
I don’t know much about rings, so I’m not much help. But I think the OP was asking about how platinum, not palladium, looked against a white gold ring. Two different things! 😉
Post # 6
I’ve had my engagement ring (white gold) for almost a year. It’s getting pretty yellow. I’m actually going to go in and get it switched to platinum. I have a solitare so I think platinum is better. However, if you’re engagement ring has a lot of side diamonds I doubt you’d really notice a difference.
Post # 7
Personally I wouldn’t do it. They look fine together when new but over time you will notice that your white gold ring will turn a little yellow. Some platinum bands tend to look slightly grey and not as “bright” intially when next to a white gold band.
Post # 8
Platinum and palladium are almost identical (at least in appearance, I think platinum might be harder). But the point I and napabridekelsey were making is that mixing metals has worked fine for us, so it may work well for the OP. I never even considered platinum because it’s so expensive, but I was thrilled to find a cheaper alloy that retains its best features.
Post # 9
thanks for explaining that! I loved that I could find a platinum alternative that was half the price!!
Post # 10
I’m pretty sure OP was more concerned with the wear and tear issue of mixing metals, rather than what they look like together, at least that’s the way it read to me. To answer that question, the short answer is, it’s not a good idea. Platinum is a soft metal (not to say it’s not durable, whole other issue), compared to a white gold alloy, and what it will do is pick up tiny microscopic bits of debris over time, turning the metal into sandpaper essentially, scraping away at the gold band. The difference in the two metals is that gold sloughs off metal over time, while plat will just scoot metal around as it scratches, which can be smoothed/polished out (this is why it looks gray over time, it’s reversible with buffing) without losing metal. So basically, your plat band will eat your gold one. No good. 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks for your responses guys. I was most concerned with the wear and tear of the metals beside one another (sorry that I didnt indicate that) but it’s good to know how they look together also. I guess perhaps I should opt for a white gold band. I plan on wearing my band everyday – does anyone else do with this with a gold band? Do they stand up to wear and tear alright??
Post # 12
@Lou947:At first, it will look great and you wont know the difference, however- platinum shows age (which is one of the things thats so special about it- it shows how long you’ve been together) and white gold does NOT. So for now, you’re okay. 5-10-20 years from now, they’re going to start looking noticeably different and continue to look more and more different
Post # 13
Absolutely. My mom’s wedding bands are white gold and after 32+ years it still looks great. And she’s a nurse which meant a LOT of handwashing throughout the years!