When you go to purchase a big item that you know you will have for many years, like a new car or a new house, you most likely weigh the pros and cons of one option versus another. The cost in the long run in terms of maintenance is always a huge motivating factor, so why should your wedding rings be any different?
Quick Tip: Platinum Will Save Money On Your Wedding Bands In The Long Run
If you know you want a white wedding band and are trying to decide between white gold or platinum for the metal, go with platinum. While white gold might be a little less expensive up front than platinum, the cost of maintaining its white color adds up over time. Gold is a naturally yellow metal that is alloyed with white metals and then rhodium plated to create your white gold ring. But over time, the color will fade to slightly yellow, and you will need to get your wedding band rhodium plated to maintain the white color. This can cost anywhere from $50 to $100 every time. Typically white gold starts turning yellow after 12 to18 months, so it can add up to more than $1,000 in 10 years! The hardness and durability of platinum also makes it stronger than gold, and therefore needs much less maintenance in general. While platinum will cost you more money up front, it won't change color over time, saving you big money in the long run.Learn more about the other big differences between white gold and platinum here.
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