Platinum Engangement Ring With White Gold Wedding Ring?
Q: What do you think? My fiance's e-ring has 4 round diamonds on each
side of the main diamond. The ring/setting is platinum.
We went and looked at wedding rings and she loves the wedding ring
with diamonds that matches her e-ring. She said she doesn't care if
its platinum and would be happier if I didn't pay the extra $$$ for
platinum. She says she can't even tell the difference.
Will this be a problem in the future? Will one discolor? What about
if she wishes to 'fuse' them together later?
A:I think you should ask a jeweler about whether the two bands can be fused, but as for the othe questions - I have a platinum band and a white gold ring, and there have been no problems with discoloration, nor is the very subtle difference in color evident to anyone but me. :) If she likes both rings, I think that you are doing exactly the right thing. In my experience (albeit limited), platinum and gold gold "age" differently. Platinum quickly develops a lovely patina, while white gold doesn't develop one as quickly. Also, depending on the jeweler, sometimes white gold is "coated" with another metal, rhodium I think. Not everyone does this (our jeweler doesn't), but it's something to ask about. I would be worried about the other metal "wearing off" overtime. (Even if that's not a *valid* concern, I'd be worried about it. LOL) None of this may matter to you or your finance, but I just thought I'd point it out. I have no idea about soldering rings of white gold and platinum together; this would be something to ask your jeweler. For what it's worth, I have both a platinum wedding ring and engagement ring, so I'm probably a little biased about mixing the two metals. ;-) ( And I'm allergic to the nickel that was part of my jeweler's white gold alloy...)
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