Bees who have 14k gold rings!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Mt engagement ring is 14 karats and it definitely looks beat up.  No one notices but I do and my fiance has commented on it as well.  Its a softer gold which is why it happens.  My ring is white gold though and we got a lifetime warranty on it that lets me take it in every 6 months for cleaning, inspecting and re-dipping.  I plan to take it back at the beginning of March to be re-dipped so it’ll be just like new when I get married at the end of the month. 

For what its worth, I didn’t notice anything on your ring and probably wouldn’t in real life unless you pointed it out.  But, I get where you’re coming from.  Its heartbreaking to see all those little knicks in your ring.

Post # 5
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771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I noticed a scratch within first week and read it was a softer metal. Glad to know cuz fiancé def needs a 10 k wedding band to avoid complete destruction lol. Your ring is so pretty btw. And I only see the side;)

Post # 6
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7259 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have a small dent on one of the corners of my cushion halo from when I dropped it. It’s noticeable to me, but I don’t think others notice it. I can see a bit of a dent on your ring, but at least it’s somewhere it can’t be seen!

 

Post # 7
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Mine got lots of scratches immediately. I’m the only one that notices though, still I can understand wanting your ring to be in perfect condition forever but that is just not possible. 

Post # 8
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122 posts
Blushing bee

14k gold should be tougher than 18k, actually… pure gold is a very soft metal, so they mix it in alloys to make it stronger. 18k contains more pure gold than 14k, which should make it even softer. 14k is pretty tough, but it may need a little maintenance once in a while if you want it to look perfect. Your ring is going to show some wear, unfortunately… fact of life.

Post # 9
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2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t pay too much attention to the bottom of my rings since no one can see them, but yes, the underside of my rings are pretty scratched/scuffed up. I haven’t noticed any big dents yet, though.

Fortunately whenever I decide to go get my rings re-dipped, they’ll look completely brand new anyway, so no worries.

Post # 13
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Not my e-ring, but I have a 14k white gold ring that has gotten pretty warped. I’ve worn it every day for over 7 years, but it’s looked like this for awhile:

 

Post # 14
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2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@taylorkirby:  Hmmm. The jeweler might be able to do something about the dent? I’m not sure.

And I have noooo idea if you can dip a rose gold ring or not.

Post # 16
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@taylorkirby:  I know what you mean. Day two I was admiring it and noticed how scratched up it got already. Made me a little sad at first, but no one will be looking at the back/bottom of the ring! 

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