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Does anyone have yellow gold rings any more?

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rollonthesummer Fri 20-Jan-17 08:36:02

I have strayed over here out of nosiness/I hope you don't mind!

I got married in 1999 and it seems looking back that about 2000/2003 there was a bit of a cut off between wearing yellow gold engagement and wedding rings and the move towards white gold/platinum.

I have yellow gold and 18 years on, it's starting to look really old fashioned! I was contemplating have my diamond reset in platinum but DH reckons that silver gold has been in fashion for so long now (the jeweller I spoke to about doing it said that 95% of the rings he sells now are white metal) that it'll probably get popular again grin!

Do you have white or yellow gold? What about your friends/family?

user1483387154 Fri 20-Jan-17 08:39:48

platinum and palladium here. I just dont like the colour of yellow gold rather than it being a fashion choice

picklemepopcorn Fri 20-Jan-17 08:45:59

Three colour puzzle ring as my wedding band. Never regretted it. Gold and diamond engagement ring which I don't wear because it irritates me. I think your original ring shows the length of your marriage, and is a testament to that rather than fashion. Like vintage and heritage. Something to treasure rather than modernise.

sparechange Fri 20-Jan-17 08:47:54

Platinum here but all my ver ver posh friends have yellow gold

So you can style it out by being ver posh!

OvariesBeforeBrovaries Fri 20-Jan-17 08:50:23

White gold wedding ring here, I'm just not particularly keen on yellow gold.

user1484241585 Fri 20-Jan-17 08:51:00

I have a very thin, delicate yellow gold wedding band!! Got married 5 years ago. Wish I'd had rose gold now though!!

heppi Fri 20-Jan-17 08:53:19

DH and I have yellow gold rings. Married 2008. I didn't want something I was hopefully going to be wearing for decades to become unfashionable. I don't wear any other jewellery and I wanted something simple. Plus I wouldn't have known where to start if I'd had to choose a different material.

Yankeedoodledickhead Fri 20-Jan-17 08:55:02

Dh and I have yellow gold rings but they were my grandparents, made in the early 40's. They were married for over 60 years. We're a sentimental pair so would never change them, they're like a good luck charm to us.

My parents and in laws had/have yellow gold too, I think that was more the thing at the time. Both married late 70's.

My engagement ring is white gold and I have an eternity ring in rose gold, all the bands together look a Russian trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) we are religious and did get married in church so has significance to us.

Nightmanagerfan Fri 20-Jan-17 08:55:21

Lots of yellow gold among my late 20s/early 30s work colleagues in London

FunkyChunk Fri 20-Jan-17 08:56:25

I got engaged last summer, and will be married in Sept. I picked a yellow gold engagement ring and I'll have a wedding ring in the same colour too.
You're right though, they aren't that common now and it was harder to find a yellow gold one. The choice is mainly white gold/platinum.

ProseccoPoppy Fri 20-Jan-17 08:56:41

I have yellow gold. Engagement ring (got engaged 7 years ago) and wedding band (married 3). I much prefer it and think it's more classic.

MissisBee Fri 20-Jan-17 08:57:18

Married just under 5 years, have yellow gold engagement and wedding rings. I prefer it to white gold

Yankeedoodledickhead Fri 20-Jan-17 09:00:09

Forgot to say we've been married 2 years.

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 20-Jan-17 09:00:17

We got married in the white gold / platinum zeitgeist, and I have a platinum engagement and wedding ring.

If I could have my time again, I'd definitely get yellow gold rings, as I suit gold more, and most of my jewellery is gold (I have one silver and gold ring, which luckily works as a cross-over).

Yellow gold is far more classic - it just dipped out of favour for a while.

TheMasterNotMargarita Fri 20-Jan-17 09:00:51

I got married in 2000 and have yellow gold.
DH chose my engagement ring by's not what I would have chosen myself in a million years but I love it because of what it represents.
Our wedding rings are quite chunky and distinctive but we both really liked them.
Most of my other jewellery is silver but I don't worry about it.

CaptainBraandPants Fri 20-Jan-17 09:01:27

Yellow gold diamond engagement ring, 1992. Yellow gold wedding ring, 1996. Still waiting for the eternity ring. grin
I love them still, as much for what they signify as how they look. I must admit I don't understand the changing/ upgrading of these rings.

TheFlyingFauxPas Fri 20-Jan-17 09:02:31

It's what it symbolises. Not what it looks like. I wouldn't chose yellow gold for myself but the only ring I wear is a yellow gold ring with some kinds of twinkly things on. I wear it and love it because it is about 50 years old and my Grandad bought it for my nana as an eternity ring as he never bought her an engagement ring.

TheFlyingFauxPas Fri 20-Jan-17 09:03:36

It's what it symbolises. Not what it looks like. I wouldn't chose yellow gold for myself but the only ring I wear is a yellow gold ring with some kinds of twinkly things on. I wear it and love it because it is about 50 years old and my Grandad bought it for my nana as an eternity ring as he never bought her an engagement ring.

BrassicaBabe Fri 20-Jan-17 09:05:18

Yellow gold here. It suits my skin tones better. Stuff fashion grin

LamppostInWinter Fri 20-Jan-17 09:06:03

Married last year, yellow gold wedding ring. It seemed more traditional. It clashes dreadfully with my engagement ring which I suspect is made of tin as we are poor grin

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 20-Jan-17 09:06:24

Funnily enough, DH's wedding ring is yellow gold. He wanted something more traditional.

GinIsIn Fri 20-Jan-17 09:06:50

I find the platinum/white gold ones a bit cold, especially as I am very, very pale. My engagement and wedding rings are yellow gold, but 14k so not too yellow, which is perfect for me!

DH's is more of a statement piece so would have looked totally OTT in gold, so he went with silver. (Quite wide, matt hammered silver band)

emwithme Fri 20-Jan-17 09:09:56

Engaged 2011, married 2012. Yellow gold - but it's old yellow gold. I have DH's great-grandma's engagement ring so went looking for a wedding band of a similar age so it wouldn't look out of place (and found one in a secondhand gold shop for £50).

SecretWitch Fri 20-Jan-17 09:10:14

My engagement ring is a vintage gold and diamond piece. My wedding band is a trinity ring with an interlocking gold and rose gold combo.

MazDazzle Fri 20-Jan-17 09:10:38

There is no duck thing as white gold, it's just yellow gold that's been dipped in rhodium (I think!). My original rings were white gold and I used to get hem dipped every few years to brighten them. I then got them reset in platinum.

I've bought yellow gold jewellery before and paid to get it treated so that it was white.

Rose gold seems to be very popular now.

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