Post # 1
Please help ladies!!! Let’s see pics of your worn platinum rings!
Does anyone have a platinum band with a patterned engraving? Or detailing on the edge? How has it worn over time? Any regrets?
I love patterened etching but I’m worried it will wear off over time!
I like the classic plain style but im worried it will scratch up easily and look terrible. (I don’t want to have to worry about re-polishing it constantly)
Would a textured finish be a better bet? Would it hide scratches or would the texture just wear off and smooth over?
Eek I don’t know what to choose!
I have a heavy 2.5mm band on my ering… I like it a little chunky! So will probably go for a heavyweight band if that makes any difference to wear?…. what would ppl recommend?
Thanks in advance for all your help ladies xxx
Post # 3
Ooops my pics didnt work… lets try again….
These are pics of the band styles I like and my ering!
Post # 4
Mine is only 3 months old and already has a lot of wear to it and I’ve been really careful with it too. I don’t mind it though. I’ll try to post a picture later that shows the wear. I like the heaviness of the ring and the color of the platinum so I definitely prefer that over any other metal, even though it wears faster.
Post # 5
Mine looks similar to the third one you posted-well it did before the wear. I also really like the others as well. Here are some pics of the wear on my 3 month old baby 🙂 (ahhh the pics are huge-sorry)
Post # 6
I dont have a platinum ring but I do know that platinum is more durable than gold so a pattern wont wear down as quickly. That being said, over the years it may. Also, platinum tends to go dull and holds its scratches because its a hard metal. But just get it polished once a year and it will look beautiful. I reckon if you want a ptterned ring get one. Im going to get a patterns ring in 18k gold and thats way softer! 🙂
Post # 7
I had a platinum ring and hated it. It scratched and dulled so quickly – much faster than my white gold ring did. Sorry I don’t have a photo of it.
Post # 8
Keep in mind that there are different alloys of platinum, and people’s body chemistry and behaviors treat their rings differently. So you’re likely to get many different answers on this question. I’ve worn my platinum milgrain wedding band now for a year. I wear it with an 18k gold e-ring. Thus far, it looks as shiny as the day I got it and it’s never been repolished. I work in healthcare and put it through heck with alcohol-based gels, too. Meanwhile, my husband, who has a perfectly matching band to mine, has had to get his repolished. It became dull and patina covered. I’d heard that happens. I’m just not sure why it didn’t happen to mine other than perhaps body chemistry. Mine does have a few scratches here and there. But so does my ering. So it’s not as though one will scratch less than the other per se. But you can buff the scratches out of the platinum more easily as platinum retains metal whereas gold is more brittle and microscopically chips off.