Wedding Rings: Alternatives to Platinum Wedding Rings?
Q: We like the look of mixed metals in wedding rings, but can't afford platinum. Any other wedding ring metal ideas?
A: Why not buy a wedding ring that mixes different shades of gold? 24K (pure) gold is yellow, but because pure gold is too soft for everyday wear and tear, metal alloys are added for strength (the more alloys, the lower the karatage). Adding different alloys to your wedding ring metal produces different tints, including white, pink, and green! Each shade of gold bears a special meaning: pink represents love, white friendship, and yellow fidelity. White gold is a popular alternative to platinum because it looks like its pricy cousin but costs about 45 percent less.