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bsacattak

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I am aware that platinum costs more but as far as looks go, is it true that white gold typically shines more than platinum... I am wondering if I should go with white gold vs. platinum and trying to get a bigger stone...I am shooting for 1.25-1.33 round solitare in a 4 prong tiffany style setting

I have also been told that white gold maintains its shine better than platinum...any thoughts:wink2:
 

BEDAZZLED

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I prefer white gold to plat b/c it is much lighter.

However, they do turn yellowish with wear and will need to be rhodiumed.

To me, PLAT is dull and it scratches very easily. I also do not think that it is worth all that x-tra $$$$.
 

Kevin Collins

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My timing is amazing.....for you anyway. I just came from a very reputable dealer as I was viewing my first Lazare. After being dazzled by the rock, the conversation turned to the setting. He gave me what I believed was some solid advice. He showed me some unpolsihed white gold and platinum side-by-side. The white gold was definitely whiter. He also claimed that the platinum would look more "grey" over time, and the white gold would stay whiter.

He had a nice selection of both metals, and I was prepared to spend more $$ on the platinum. Other interesting advice he issued was about the crown. He claims that a good crown starts as one piece of metal and is "single struck," stay away from forged. He also said that quality crowns are tumbled in a slurry to actually polish the inner prongs. I could clearly see what he was talking about.

I'm still learning about diamonds, but I was blessed with amazinly good vision (20/12).....even at 36!

Hope this helps. Now if you could just help me buy the right diamond for the perfect girl!

Good Luck


Kev
 

fire&ice

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On 9/13/2002 7:53:40 PM


Now if you could just help me buy the right diamond for the perfect girl!

Good Luck


Kev

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Finding the perfect girl 9/10th of diamond buying! Your jeweler is correct about settings and the single die struck. I have been told that some white gold will display a yellow cast down the road. My first ring was yellow gold band and white head. It was quite nice and the yellow gold retained a nice color. My 20th anniv ering is platinum. Platinum will take on a very mellow look from wear. I personally like the natural aging of the metals. After all, it's the diamond that is the only thing needing to sparkel!

Good Luck
 
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