Is A Platinum Engagement Ring Better Than White Gold?

When finding your dream engagement ring, it's all about choices. From diamond shape to budget to style, the decisions sometimes feel countless.

If you've begun your search for an engagement ring, you've likely come across engagement ring styles set in both white gold and platinum and noticed they are similar in appearance.

If you've wondered, "is platinum better than white gold?" this post is for you. 

 

Is A Platinum Engagement Ring Better Than White Gold?

The easy answer is that there isn’t an easy answer as to which metal is better as it comes down to your preferences, lifestyle, and budget! Whether you choose platinum or white gold for your engagement ring will depend on several factors. 

For people who work with their hands, have sensitive skin, or just appreciate a low-maintenance metal, platinum might be the right choice. For others looking for a beautiful option at a great price point, white gold is a popular choice. 

An untrained eye will likely not be able to tell the difference between a new platinum ring and white gold ring, but the difference will be more obvious once the white gold ring loses its rhodium plating, dulling its initial shine.   

Here is more about each metal option to help you make an educated decision.

 

 

Is Platinum Right for You? 

Strong and durable, platinum is a rare metal that has a similar look to white gold or silver. However, its natural scarcity makes it much harder to find in nature and therefore much more expensive.

Investing in a platinum band means that you’ll never have to worry about damage or fading, because the metal can stand up to any activity your fiancée takes on. You can also feel less worried about losing the precious stones in the setting, especially diamonds, because platinum is strong enough to hold them in place against any impact.

 

Is White Gold Right for You?

Within the gold family, there are several types to choose from, but white gold is the most popular when it comes to engagement rings.

Gold is a hypoallergenic metal so it will never cause a rash or irritation on your fiancée’s skin. Gold is also a valuable metal that is likely to appreciate over time. It’s traditional and classic, perfect for a woman with a timeless style.

A disadvantage of gold is its pliability and the likelihood of damage. Gold is a soft material, so it is combined with other metals to make it harder. The more alternate metals mixed in, the more durable the ring will be, but it will also be worth less. The colored forms of gold may need retouching over the years to stop any fading.

 

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Whether you choose platinum or white gold, we have engagement rings you can explore online now here

If you are craving something you don't see, we are able to create a custom creation for you. Whatever your preference may be, we would love to help you create jewelry you will cherish for years to come. Learn more about our custom design process here.

 

 

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