White Gold vs Platinum

Welcome to The Clear Cut Classroom where we take deep dives into all things diamonds (and jewelry)! We're breaking down the differences between white gold and platinum. Which would you prefer for your ring? 💍

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There are a few pros and cons to both! They will both appear the same, but will wear differently and require different maintenance!

Let’s start with white gold! White gold is an alloy of yellow gold so that means that overtime it will start to turn yellow in parts with high contact -- like between your fingers! Because of this, you will be required to rhodium plate your ring every 18-24 months depending on how often you wear it and wash your hands. White gold is tougher against nicks and scratches, but when you polish it, you polish away the metal overtime. 

Platinum on the other hand, is an inherently white metal and is very dense and malleable. One great thing about platinum is that over time, the color will never change! However, because it is malleable, it will show nicks and scratches easier! That being said, when you polish away nicks and scratches, you are just moving the metal around. 

The choice depends on your lifestyle and what kind of maintenance you prefer to do for your ring! Let us know what you want to see next week in the comments below!