White or Rose Gold: What's your preference and why?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: White or Rose?
    White : (42 votes)
    51 %
    Rose : (41 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    84 posts
    Worker bee

    I love them both. I chose white gold for my ring because the majority of my jewelry is silver. I love silver jewelry. I think rose gold might be a bit more trendy and white gold might have more lasting power but I don’t  know if that’s really true. 

    Post # 3
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    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I like white- its timeless, looks good on everyone, and is less trendy than rose. I would get sick of rose after a while but white would always look classic to me.

    Post # 4
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve gone for rose gold for my ring for a few reasons, first of all I don’t like how white gold and platinum look on my skin. I’m very pale with pink undertones and I think rose gold looks the most flattering on me. Secondly, rose gold is stronger and doesn’t require Rhodium dipping like white gold does, plus it’s usually cheaper. 

    Post # 5
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    2571 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like both.

    My set is platinum and I have a few rose gold bands I use as spacers.  I mix metals when it comes to other jewelry pieces as well.

    Post # 6
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    681 posts
    Busy bee

    Definitely depends on skin tone!

    My fiance was set on a classic yellow gold wedding band but it didn’t look great with his skin tone. He tried white gold, then rose and the rose looked fantastic on him! Awful on me, great on him. He has that skin tone thats white but tans crazy easy, mediterranian kind. You really need to try various colours on to know.

    The shade of rose gold can also vary quite a bit depending on what its mixed with. It can look quite pink if mixed with nickle, and much more coppery if mixed with copper. My Fiance went with the copper mixture because he didnt want a pink ring

    Post # 7
    Member
    614 posts
    Busy bee

    I dislike white gold for rings most of the time (though not always). It just looks so blah and plain to me. (I do wear earrings and necklaces in white gold though) 🤷🏻‍♀️ I much prefer yellow or especially rose gold. I love the contrast with diamonds or other gems, and rose gold I love it plain, in contrast with diamond/gems…I just think it’s such a pretty color. I do admire white gold on darker complexions though because of the contrast. With lighter complexions it can wash it out in my opinion. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2252 posts
    Buzzing bee

    uk1991 :  Rose. The warmer tone looks better against my skin. I’d honestly opt for yellow gold before white. But white isn’t the end of the world lol

    Post # 9
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I love them both! I think skin tone is not super-important, because you don’t wear your rings near your face (it’s most important to keep complimentary colors near your face). I think it also depends on the stone. I think rose gold looks lovely with diamonds, white opals, and clear/white stones, but it competes with colored stones, and it’s too much color for my taste. 

    Post # 10
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    4637 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    White. I think rose gold is quite fashionable but this will change I think. My ring is unplated white gold so it doesn’t need redipping and has a natural warmth to it.

    Eta: it looks lime champagne.

    Post # 11
    Member
    6669 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think both are beautiful. I chose white gold because the rose gold blended into my skin too much and I wanted something that popped more.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    3073 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d pick rose gold over white. But I prefer yellow gold. I feel like white gold just looks like silver.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2676 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    uk1991 : I just did both. White gold e-ring and rose gold wedding band, I love the contrast.

    Post # 14
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    6714 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    For a white metal, I’d go with platinum, but I far prefer yellow gold. It looks better on my skintone, and unlike rose gold, it doesn’t tend to lose its color after a while (this has been an issue with many branded rose golds – that they tend to look more yellow after a while). Rose gold still takes a moment to register with me; at first it always strikes me as wonky or discoloring yellow gold.

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