I would like the opinion of some of you experts here. I am looking at a couple of rings for my wife's 50th birthday. She is a beautiful woman who is very conservative and understated. My question is on the value difference between a platinum v white gold as well as the value difference between a vs-1 verses a vs-2 stone. Thanks for any assistance. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I'm looking at a platinum ring with vs-1 stones verses a white gold with vs-2 stones. About 50% difference. It is not really a matter of the money; I just don't know the relative values or quality of each. I usually purchase jewelry by what she likes and I don't pay any attention to these types of issues. This time, I'm wanting to surprise her.