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Size and Metal Type of Ering and Wedding ring

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tara.chris

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Hi all!

My ering is a tiffany set solitaire 1.52 carats in platinum. My wedding ring is set in 14K white gold and is a shared prong setting 1.28 carats. I got the ering in a size 6 and the wedding ring in a size 6.25. Will having different types of metals for the ering and wedding ring cause any problems or concerns?

Thanks!!
 

jaz464

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I would not wear gold next to platinum. Eventually, one of them may wear against the other and damage the ring.
 

Stone Hunter

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Date: 12/20/2006 10:11:18 PM
Author: jazmine
I would not wear gold next to platinum. Eventually, one of them may wear against the other and damage the ring.
That''s what I heard too. BUT a jeweler told me that I could do it. I decided NOT to mix metals.

Why don''t you ask a jeweler or appraiser that you''re NOT buying one of the rings from to be sure?
 

Tacori E-ring

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Date: 12/20/2006 10:11:18 PM
Author: jazmine
I would not wear gold next to platinum. Eventually, one of them may wear against the other and damage the ring.
I have heard the same.
 

jenniegirlm

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I found this article, but I don''t know the expertise of the person who wrote it (other than he''s been a bench jeweler for many years).

http://experts.about.com/q/Jewelry-Gems-Minerals-689/Platinum-verses-White-Gold-1.htm


I was in the same position as you before. Heck, I even asked my chemistry professor! Unfortunately, he didn''t give me much help, other than, "these metals (gold and Pt) are made to be inert because they are made for everyday wear, otherwise, they will react with EVERYTHING." He referred me to another professor who specializes in metallurgy but I never got to ask that other prof, so I decided to play it safe and stick with gold and gold.
 
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