Yellow Gold E-rings pls :)

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I honestly don’t know if mine is 14 or 18k gold but I’ve had it for 3 years and it’s held up just fine. My husband also has a yellow gold ring (for 2 years) that has held up fine.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I will happily share! Heck, I will happily over-share — ha, ha!

Yellow gold was king (or maybe that should be Queen???) when I got engaged. I desperately wanted white gold or platinum, partially because my mom has white gold for her set. And partially because I always wore silver jewelry, so I was used to the look of white metal against my skin. Platinum was out of our budget. And white gold was not available anywhere. So … yellow gold it was!

This is what my engagement ring looked like originally. I added the little scrollwork band 4 (?) years ago, because I never had a band to wear as a set with my engagement ring. My ring is set in 18K gold. I don’t remember all the specs for the center stone, but I think it is a G or H in color, and it is around .53ct or something like that. The ring originally had rounds and baguettes on the side.

This is what it looks like now. I had the diamond baguettes replaced with sapphires for an anniversary — 19th, I think? I can’t remember. Sadly, I lost one of the sapphires while we were on vacation. So I need to take my ring back to my jeweler to have it fixed.

My ring is almost 30 years old. (Yikes! I feel old typing that. LOL) My husband and I will have our 20th anniversary at the beginning of October, and we were engaged for 6 years, so she is about 26 years old. Other than having the baguettes replaced with sapphires, I have never had any work done on my ring. And I wore the heck out of it all during our engagement. I did all the things you are NOT supposed to do in a ring. I slept in it. I wore it for working out. I basically wore it 24/7. It has held up beautifully! In the above picture, you can see some minor scratches and wear along the band. Really, they are not noticeable at all IRL. You can’t see this, but the overall shape of my ring is slightly oval, as opposed to the perfectly round look of a brand-new ring. This is because it is older and it has been worn a lot. When I had the sapphires put into the setting, I asked my jeweler about fixing this. He looked at it and told me the ring was structurally sound and the bottom of the band was fine as far as being thick enough. He said a ring that is slightly out of round shows a piece that has been loved and treasured, and he thought I should respect that and leave it. And you know what? I did! ^.~

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA

My ring is 14k yellow gold. I’ve worn it for almost 2 years and while there are a few minor acratches on the side (from where it rubs against my wedding band) the parts you see (top and prongs) are as shiny as ever!

I love the look of yellow gold! It’s so warm and classic!

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Post # 6
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Blushing bee

My ering has an 18k yellow gold band, with platinum prongs. I love yellow gold so much! I’ve only had it for about 10 months and don’t notice much scratching unless I look intently. There are some very small scratches, but that’s inevitable. Gold is very tough, but it’s also soft. So it will wear down over the years. My mom’s wedding band has started to wear a bit thinner, but that was also after 30+ years 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Mine is a special mix from The True Gem, 18K Champange gold and it is amazing! Not too pink or peachy like rose gold but not as brassy as some yellow golds can be. 

I am not married yet but he bought my wedding band at the same time as the e-ring and I love the look. Sorry for the bad lighting! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

I only wear yg and yg has been a part of my family for generations…so it’s very traditional to me. I’ve had my rings for 7+ years. I don’t have any major scratching issues, just minor ones on the bottom. Here are my yg rings:

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

These are my beauties! I noticed a few very fine scratches on mine (both are 14k), but they are not big deal, just normal wear. My rings are only about a year old. I do notice the gold on my ring looks a bit nicer after I take it in for cleanings. I love yellow gold. It looks the best on my skin tone and is very timeless.

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Post # 11
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Busy bee

Both my wedding band and my e-ring are 14kt. yellow gold. I’ve had my e-ring for almost 30 years and my grandmother had it for over 60 before me…..and it hasn’t “worn off”.  I’m not even sure I know what that means? 

It does have scratches, but I can’t imagine wearing any ring for that long that wouldn’t. My e-ring was reset almost a year ago, so it’s still quite shiny. But I have a job that takes quite a physical toll on my hands. 

I think you’ll love yellow gold!

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Post # 12
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Newbee

 

18k yellow gold here! I love love love yg, it’s basically all I wear for jewelery, It just feels so classic to me. I love that it sort of sets my ring apart from all of the other ones I see. Everyone I know who’s gotten engaged in the last ~5 years has white or rose gold, I’m the only one I know who has yellow. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

I prefer yellow gold as well! I have an 18k yellow gold e-ring. I’ve had for about a year and don’t have any scratches on the surface but do have some on the bottom of my band. They’re very fine though and not something you can really avoid with normal wear. Like another PP said, I wear mine all the time (sleeping, working out, working with my hands, sometimes I even forget and shower with it). 

If it’s yellow gold plated you’ll have to get it “redipped” once in a while because the gold will wear off with normal wear. In my expierence it’s difficult to find a jeweler that works with yellow gold, at least the big name ones like Jared, Kay, etc. I suggest going full solid gold to avoid this. 

The only issue I have with mine and it’s due to the two prong, open wrapped around setting is that I have to polish any dust and debree in between the shank and under the diamond ever so often. 

 

 

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Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

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