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#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:25:46 PM(UTC)

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White Gold Wedding Bands and Platinum Wedding Bands - Some Differences

With wedding bands forming a crucial part of the shopping list of soon-to-be-wed couples, it is important for you to know the difference between White Gold and Yellow Gold wedding bands. The main reason why only these two are spoken with so much fervor is not difficult to understand - They are probably the most commonly used.The third metal, Platinum is also used, but very rarely. Platinum drops out of favor due to its extremely delicate nature and high price. That said, a lot of people still shop for Platinum wedding bands only because they are so exquisite.Here are some points of differences between white gold wedding bands and Platinum wedding bands Metal color.The metal color of White Gold Wedding Bands is light grey, while Platinum bands have a naturally white color.discount tungsten

A lot of jewelers plate White Gold wedding bands with rhodium to give them the necessary look and feel. Wear-and-Tear and Maintenance With the white gold wedding bands, you would have to do re-plating once every 2 years because the rhodium plate on the white gold often fades out during this time. The same thing also happens with Platinum bands, but all you need to do is get the Platinum bands re-polished, which really is not a tough job for expert hands.Scratches are a major concern for anything that has to do with Diamond and Gold. White Gold reacts negatively to scratches, with a lot of the Gold getting removed. Deep scratches to the White Gold band would often mean a meeting with the jewel expert. The case though becomes interesting.Platinum bands don't respond as adversely to scratches as White Gold wedding bands. But, you would find that Platinum bands can get scratched easily. That said, all it needs is a small burnishing effort by the jeweler, and you would be able to see your 'old' Platinum wedding band.User-friendly,This is most important to know.

Platinum is 100% original and pure, and hypoallergenic. That means, you can wear these rings without thinking of too much damage to your fingers. White Gold is basically Yellow Gold mixed with other metals to achieve the white shine. But, you would have made a wrong decision, if your hands are allergic to the mixture.Rarity and Weight,The fact that Platinum wedding bands are three times rarer than Gold and have 60% more density than gold means one thing - The cost of Platinum wedding bands go high for sure.The comparison may make you believe that buying Platinum wedding bands, although is expensive, but will prove to be the basis of a long lasting decision. Yes, you may have to spend some extra bucks, but if those bucks can bring a long-lasting smile on your partner's face, it is indeed worth.

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