IS 10K, 14K, OR 18K BETTER FOR A WOMEN'S WEDDING BAND?
The best type of gold for a women's wedding band depends on your individual preferences, lifestyle, and budget.
10K gold is the most affordable option, and it is also the most durable. It is made of 41.7% gold and 58.3% other metals, such as copper and silver. This makes it less likely to bend or scratch than other types of gold.
14K gold is the most popular choice because it is a good compromise between durability, affordability, and color. It is made of 58.3% gold and 41.7% other metals. This makes it more durable and less expensive than 18K gold, while still providing great luster and shine.
18K gold has the highest gold content of the three and boasts a brilliant rich color as a result. However, it is also the most expensive and susceptible to scratching of the three. It is made of 75% gold and 25% other metals.
HOW MUCH SHOULD A GOLD WOMEN'S WEDDING BAND COST?
The cost a gold women's wedding band can vary depending on the width of the ring, the amount of gold content in the ring, and whether there are any diamonds or other gemstones in the ring. 10K gold rings tend to be less expensive because they carry a lower gold content, while 18k gold rings are more expensive. 14K gold rings are a good middle-ground, and typically can be found in the $400-$600 range.
CAN YOU WEAR A GOLD WEDDING BAND TO SWIM OR SHOWER?
We generally don't recommend wearing your wedding band to swim or shower because, while it won't harm the metal itself, it can reduce the shine and luster of the ring over time. There are a few things you should keep in mind in order to care for your ring:
- Chlorine: Chlorine is used to disinfect swimming pools and hot tubs. It can damage the finish of your gold ring and make it look dull over time. If you are going to swim in a pool or use a hot tub, it is a good idea to either take off your gold ring and store it in a safe place or rinse it with fresh water immediately after.
- Salt water: Salt water can also damage the finish of your gold ring. It can also make your ring more likely to tarnish. If you are going to swim in the ocean, it is a good idea to either take off your gold ring and store it in a safe place or rinse it with fresh water immediately after.
- Sweat: Sweat can also damage the finish of your gold ring. It can also make your ring more likely to tarnish. If you are going to work out or do anything that will cause you to sweat heavily, it is a good idea to either take off your gold ring and store it in a safe place or rinse it with fresh water immediately after your activity.