White gold to yellow gold?

posted 8 months ago in Rings
  • poll: What option would you go with?
    Leave it white gold. : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Change it to yellow gold. : (8 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    6495 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I almost always prefer yellow gold, but plating kind of defeats the purpose, IMO. Yellow gold plating will likely require MORE maintenance than rhodium plating, as it will wear away faster. Gold plating doesn’t last long for me at all, although everyone’s body chemistry is different. 

    And it depends on the look you are going for. Yellow gold really highlightst the design of the pave, but white gold makes it all shine. Completely different looks. But if you really want yellow gold, I would have the setting remade otherwise you may be replating all the time.

    Post # 3
    Member
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I just did this with my wedding band, I changed it from white to yellow gold so now I have a mixed metal look. Yellow plating rubs off so much quicker than rhodium and doesn’t really look the same as a true yellow gold ring. My jeweler recreated the ring. 

    This is my set in all white gold.

    Here’s my set with the yellow gold band.

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