Platinum Vs. White Gold?
Q: I need some opinions. I am thinking of getting my wedding set, which is yellow gold, changed to a white metal - but I don't know whether to get platinum or white gold. I'd have to get the stone reset and also just a new diamond wedding band (the one I have now is CZ.) Does anyone have any preference one way or another? Gold is less expensive, platinum is more durable but I heard it tarnishes? Also, does anyone have any experience buying from the 47th st. diamond district up in NYC - I think that's where I'm going to go because I heard you can get good deals there.
A: My friend has platinum. Her jeweler recommended white gold, but she chose platinum. It scratches more easily, it seems, and she has to have it polished. WG is cheaper. I like Platinum, but I have a tanzanite and diamond 3-stone ring in white gold and I think it looks just as nice. I've had mine for years and I think it looks fine. Not sure how shiny I would want it to be. http://home.pacbell.net/tresjoli/ring3.bmp (this color is the most accurate) I have some people who think it is an estate ring, but I suppose that is the looks of the design, but it was designed especially for me. Maybe it has something to do with the platinum too, but I really like it. It looks somewhat like it is yellowing in this picture, but it doesn't look like that in real life. http://home.pacbell.net/tresjoli/ring.bmp Also, someone was asking about getting a ring to fit better. I don't know what that is called that is on my ring, but that is what I have on it to keep it fitting well. http://home.pacbell.net/tresjoli/ring2.bmp I suppose the color will look differently depending upon your videocard on your computer. I like my setting even better than my diamond. I love the estate look. My husband bought me a ring and my mother a gold pin in the jewelry district of New York city, but this was around 1988 or so. The items were lovely and we were happy with them. My brother in law is a jewelry wholesaler. He is a precious jewelry designer. One of his customers are Bloomingdales. Anywho, Platinum!!! It is a much "cleaner look" IMO than white gold. White gold gets mistaken for silver just way to often for my taste.
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