Does The Wedding Ring Need To Be The Same Metal Type As Your Engagement Ring?
Engagement rings are usually given months or possibly even years before a wedding. When you choose the perfect ring, you are often considering what your future fiancé will love.
You may not consider that the metal and look of the engagement ring will also affect the wedding band that comes later.
So, does the wedding band need to be the same metal type as your engagement ring...? If you choose a metal that you don’t particularly care for, you may find yourself trying to come up with a compromise later...
“A platinum wedding ring will rub the engraving on the gold engagement ring, making it wear down much faster”
For easy reference, gold has a hardness level on the Mohs scale of around 2.5, depending on how many karats.
Platinum is a 3.5 on the Mohs scale.
Silver is a 2.5, making it a good choice for mixing with a gold ring.
White gold runs between a 2.8 and a 4, so you may be able to mix white gold with platinum if you are careful.
Tungsten is a 7.5.
Titanium is a 6.
In fact, this trend has been growing in the fashion world over the last two years. White gold and rose gold gold are near each other on the Mohs scale, and are a classic combination. Imagine a white gold ring reflecting the pinkish tones of a rose gold ring, with beautiful diamonds adorning both.
“Yellow gold tends to look better on olive skin, where white gold or silver looks better on pinkish or pale skin”
This is a great way to come to a compromise if you and your fiancé have different tastes in metal. Perhaps one loves the way yellow gold looks, and the other prefers white gold. If you have different skin tones, this is a good way to compliment both. Yellow gold tends to look better on olive skin, where white gold or silver looks better on pinkish or pale skin. By mixing the colors of gold and certain recommended metals, you can create a wedding set that is as unique as you, and that will last as long as possible.