(Closed) Durability and wear of platinum bands… Patterned or plain? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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