Post # 1
I found another post about platinum e-rings with white gold wedding bands and I was wondering, does anyone here know if a platinum e-ring will scrath a white gold wedding band and make it look…. old and worn down?
My e-ring is platinum and recently purchased a white gold wedding band. I thought it was platinum and the woman who sold me the band didn’t mention that platinum and white gold don’t go together well. Another jewelry store told me that a platinum e-ring will leave scracthes at my wedding band, can anyone confirm this?
I know that white gold will get yellow after a while and I don’t mind that, but I definately don’t want my wedding band and it’s gorgeous details on the side to get scrathed up by my e-ring.
Would purchase the band in platinum, but the platinum band is $3700 compared to $2400, so I want to make sure that my e-ring will actually “damage” my band before I exchange it.
Post # 3
Hmm.. never heard that before.
I think it depends on the fit together of the band and e-ring. If it locks perfectly together and doesn’t twist round your finger much, then I don’t see why it would scratch together.
White gold is still durable as it is gold, and I think only the diamond could make a scratch big enough to see. But if your still uncertain I would get another jewellers opinion (one you didn’t purchase from) for their opinion as well.
Just sounds like a ploy to upgrade you to platinum personally..
Post # 4
@spaneshal: They explained it like the white gold is a softer metal and therefore the platinum might scratch it. I will definitely ask for another opinion, thanks!
Post # 5
@HChristina: yes. the platium will wear the gold down over time. platinum is a softer metal than gold, but it is more dense than gold, if that makes sense. my jeweler friend that i’ve talked to have told me this, because i wanted to have a thin gold ring to separate my ering and wedding band (when the time came, as i’m not even engaged, yet…) but they also tell me that it’s not a huge cause for alarm. i don’t think you should be too worried, and maybe talk to a couple jewelers to see what they think. depending on your settings, it might not even be a problem at all. hope that helped!
Post # 6
i would think that you could have the wedding band redipped every so often and that it wouldn’t be a problem but i’m not sure… interesting…
Post # 7
I have heard of this happening, but I have never experienced it before. I don’t think it is a ploy to get you to spend more. The only question I would have is how long does this take to happen?