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Are GOLD eternity bands durable for daily wear?

mort1980

Rough_Rock
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Oct 13, 2016
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Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post. I've been lurking for a while and reading all the helpful information. I'm in the market for a new wedding band, which will be worn alone. I'm definitely leaning toward a narrow eternity band and have read several threads on the topic. The one thing I haven't heard discussed though is the security of gold vs. platinum. I'm a 14K yellow gold girl but have heard platinum is more secure. Naturally, I'd prefer a yellow gold eternity band and I'm leaning toward this Benchmark one (http://www.whiteflash.com/wedding-rings/benchmark-full-eternity-diamond-wedding-ring-2806.htm) but have never heard of a "recessed prong" setting. Also, I will wear it every day. I'm a photographer so not really rough on my hands or anything. I wear gloves when doing housework.

I'd appreciate any help you guys could offer.
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Nothing wrong with yellow gold for rings. Over time, gold wears away more than platinum, but we are talking about a lifetime of wear. You are fine if you take reasonable care of your rings, and that would go for any metals.
 

SparkleyCarats

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Oct 7, 2016
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I would think a gold eternity band would be fine for daily wear. I have had both yellow and white gold rings that I have worn every day for years and they stayed in excellent condition for a very long time. However, I always made it a point to take them off if I was washing dishes, cleaning with chemicals, doing laundry or working in my flower beds.
 

Diamond_Hawk

Brilliant_Rock
Trade
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Apr 8, 2014
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Hello SparkleyCarats,

While platinum is the stronger metal of the two, if you want the look of yellow gold, my experience has been to go for what you like.

I am in the trade and cannot comment on specific rings, but 14K yellow gold is a proven and time-tested material. Both gold and platinum jewelry require similar care so if you have your heart set on yellow gold - go for it.
 

AprilBaby

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I have been wearing my yg eternity from WF for four years and it is as beautiful as the day I got it.
 
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