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18ct or 14ct gold set for the diamond I just bought?

carrwash13

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Jul 13, 2011
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So I just bought a 1.25 ct diamond off of whiteflash and now I need a wedding set. Should I go for 14ct or 18ct gold in the wedding set?
 

Haven

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Whoever is making your ring should be able to give you a quote for both metals.

I would look at the two metals and see which one you prefer. I don't know much about yellow gold, but I wear a 14K rose gold band with my 18K rose gold diamond ring, and there's a big enough difference, visually, that I *really* prefer the 18K rose gold.
 

RobertLejman_ISA_GG

Rough_Rock
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Sep 10, 2011
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Both will have a different look. The 18Kt. is a purer metal(75% Gold), so it will have a brighter yellow look, but it will also be softer for the same reason. Therefore, it will scratch easier. That being said, I would prefer the 18Kt. Shank, with its "richer" look.
 
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