Advice on quality of rings?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2003

No. The plating will chip and rub off quickly. You would have to take off constantly. Maybe you could do 10kt gold? It’s a lot less and won’t tarnish. 

Post # 4
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@JazzieB:  Forgive me for being a nosy parker, but what’s your budget? We can help 🙂

Post # 7
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3362 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Even gold fill isn’t a great option for something that would get the daily wear a ring normally does. OP, try to go at least 10K (some countries sell 9K); at least that is solid and the same colour (if yellow or unplated white) all the way through and less likely to tarnish or turn your finger green. If you shop around, you might find more within your budget than you think. 

Post # 8
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295 posts
Helper bee

What kind of styles are you looking for? £350 converts to about $570 so off the top of my head here’s a $20(£12) extremely durable and non reactive tungsten ring for him:

http://www.amazon.com/Bling-Jewelry-Brushed-Center-Tungsten/dp/B005HE5AG8/ref=sr_1_2?s=jewelry&ie=UTF8&qid=1391748298&sr=1-2&keywords=tungsten+ring

And here’s a gorgeous 14k yellow gold and diamond ring for $500(£306) or even less since you can make an offer:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-58ct-Solid-14k-Yellow-Gold-Natural-Diamond-Engagement-Wedding-Band-Ring-/271392885380?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_Rings&hash=item3f3046ca84

Which means you’re under budget by £32! 

The eBay seller I linked to above gets great reviews and have some of the lowest prices. They can also custom make almost anything you can imagine and they don’t charge extra for it.

This seller is one of the absolute cheapest I’ve seen, they just don’t get rave reviews about quality the way the first one does.:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ART-NOUVEAU-VINTAGE-ANTIQUE-DIAMOND-SOLID-14K-GOLD-WEDDING-BAND-ESTATE-RING-DECO-/310789296501?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item485c7c5175

But at $169(£103) you can always get something nicer later on. 

Sorry none of the links are clickable, I’m on my phone.

Post # 10
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787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

@JazzieB:  My current (temporary) e ring is platinum plated sterling silver. I have had it for about a year and it still looks brand new. The platinum hasn’t worn off, or at least I can’t tell at all. Here’s a current picture: 

ETA: It was only about $30 on Amazon! I should add I almost never take it off. I did notice a little tarnishing after swimming in a VERY chlorinated pool, but it came clean after a few hand washings.

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