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What is your favorite metal?

Favorite metal?

  • Gold (Yellow)

    Votes: 14 33.3%
  • Gold (White)

    Votes: 5 11.9%
  • Gold (Rose)

    Votes: 7 16.7%
  • Platinum

    Votes: 13 31.0%
  • Silver

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 2.4%

  • Total voters
    42

Miss Sparkly

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Just curious what the favorite metal is around here 8) Mine is 14 and 18k yellow for rings - I just love the warmth of the gold - and sterling silver for earrings (because most of them end up dropped down the sink :oops: )

Photos are always welcome! ::)
 

Hera

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I like platinum for it's weight but I think white gold is a little softer in tone. I also like 18k yellow gold.

I think you should have added rose gold, everyone seems wild about rose gold on here lately.
 

yssie

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I am wearing my 22/24k pieces more and more lately, too :love: :love:
 

Miss Sparkly

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heraanderson|1307215657|2937780 said:
I like platinum for it's weight but I think white gold is a little softer in tone. I also like 18k yellow gold.

I think you should have added rose gold, everyone seems wild about rose gold on here lately.
Rose gold is added :))
 

mayerling

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Platinum. I like it for aesthetic reasons (its whiteness), and for cognitive reasons (knowing that it's so precious).
 

lbbaber

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White Gold---bright and shiny, newly dipped, followed by rose and yellow gold and then silver. Anything BUT platinum. It just doesnt work for me.
 

ksinger

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High karat gold -22 or 24.
 

zoebartlett

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My engagement ring and wedding band are both platinum, and they're still just as shiny as the day we got them. I love how they look, so I guess platinum is my favorite. I don't notice the weight at all. I also like the few yellow gold pieces I have, so YG would come in second place. I'd love to own RG someday, but I'd want to be careful of the shade -- I wouldn't want something too pink.

I actually have no idea which color looks best with my skin tone. How do you determine that anyway?
 

jstarfireb

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Platinum is my favorite. I like white metals best, and it doesn't tarnish like silver, and there's no plating to wear off.
 

Tanzigrrl

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Platinum. To me, it is the finest metal. I am sensitive to nickel so WG (for rings) is out of the picture. It's fine for pendants, bracelets, etc. because they move around a lot. I only have trouble when it's a ring shank. That said, I just love the icy cool white of platinum. I also enjoy 18kt rose gold, but for me, that's a new thing.
 

baby nurse

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High carat rose gold followed closely by high carat yellow gold. White metals just don't look great with my skin tone.
 

FrekeChild

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Silver. I like white metals, and the price is by far the most appealing!
 

marcy

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I voted yellow gold. I have quite a bit of WG but prefer YG.
 

shihtzulover

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Platinum is my favorite, followed closely by white gold. I like the heaviness of platinum pieces, and also the idea of not really losing any of the metal over time.

On the other hand, I love my white gold pieces as well, and I think that their color is beautiful.

I like silver, too.
 

davi_el_mejor

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FrekeChild|1307290628|2938345 said:
Silver. I like white metals, and the price is by far the most appealing!
Ditto!

The only thing I use gold for (if I use gold) is the actually setting. So far everything else is silver :D
 

AprilBaby

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Yellow gold. It just looks like butter on my skin tone. White metals don't suit me at all.
 

tzelin

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MC|1307329549|2938675 said:
thrash - (dh's input) He may have thought the question involved music.
MC, that is too funny!

I only have white gold and silver pieces, so my vote is for WG. I will love to own RG one day. Any ideas on what colored stones will look good with RG? Do diamonds look good in RG setting? :naughty:
 

jaysonsmom

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Most of my fine jewelry is platinum, and every day costume jewelry is sterling silver due to my sensitivity to certain gold alloys.
 

Black Jade

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Can't pick, I like it all.
I must say, though, I think platinum goes best with diamonds.
 

Imdanny

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Great question.

I like platinum. IRL it's beautiful- pictures don't capture it for me, I'm not sure why. However, my favorite precious metal is yellow gold. I didn't think I liked yellow gold for the longest time because a) it reminded me of the '80's, and there's a lot of gold jewelry that I wouldn't want to wear or see people wearing and b) platinum seems to be more popular than gold at PS, and for a few years now, white metals seemed to be "in" and gold "out". None of this should have affected my opinion, but I had to think about it. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that I like platinum and *if* it did not get a patina, and have the "moving molecules" thing about it, I *might* like it as much or better than gold, but I also realized that just because gold is often not put to good use, and might not be as popular, these weren't reasons for me to not like it.
 

tzelin

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MC|1307329549|2938675 said:
thrash - (dh's input) He may have thought the question involved music.
MC, that is too funny!

I only have white gold and silver pieces, so my vote is for WG. I will love to own RG one day. Any ideas on what colored stones will look good with RG? Do diamonds look good in RG setting? :naughty:
 
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