If you are thinking about a less expensive engagement ring or wedding band in a white metal I would suggest looking at continuum silver.  Continuum silver is a fairly new silver alloy that can be heat hardened to about the same hardness as white gold. This option allows me to create a quality custom engagement or wedding ring for a client who is on a tight budget.  Get in touch and I can give you more information and an affordable choice for a wedding ring.   jim@jimdailing.com