Love a sterling silver band…worried about how it would hold up…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1173 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Laur12:  Hmm, I can’t see your picture :/ But wow, I have to say that is EXPENSIVE for a sterling silver ring! That said, obviously it’s more affordable than the alternative… 😉

Sterling silver does not turn your skin green! I really wonder what the heck kind of sketchy costume jewelry has been passed off as SS if people are having their fingers turn green…

Post # 4
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Laur12:  I wanted a sterling silver wedding band and my FI was appalled. He said no way was I wearing a silver band. He said he would have it made for me in white gold. I don’t really care either way because I actually like the patina that silver develops. Provided you are prepared for that and don’t mind then I think it is fine. If you want your ring to be shiny and pretty constantly then I think you will be disappointed and there will probably be a lot of cleaning involved. I also think it probably scratches more easily than gold. So it guess it depends on the look you are after. I don’t know about its longevitiy….there are a boatload of old silver rings around though.

Post # 7
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Real sterling silver should not turn your finger green!! If it does, it’s probably only plated in sterling silver and made from a different metal. Most of my rings are sterling silver and some of them I’ve worn/owned longer than my engagement ring. They haven’t tarnished in any way. I think you should go for it if you really love the ring 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly you could probably get either one of those rings made by a local jeweler in 14 kt gold for the price that you would pay for the sterling sliver ring.  They are both beautiful rings but you are paying for the designer name.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Laur12:  Usually custom jewelry is actually cheaper than the designer name version of jewelry.  I say usually because it really depends on the area you live in.  But if your jeweler can get his hands on recycled gold and sell that to you for this ring, it would save even more money.

Post # 11
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Laur12:  my FI picked a yurman band, i say go for it! His was a little under $400, worthe it to me 🙂 

Post # 12
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1899 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

@Laur12:  My FI bought me a sterling silver promise ring. I wore it every day until we got engaged, so about 20 months. Despite polishing it with silver polish every 1-2 months I just couldn’t stop the tarnish and it was soooo dinged after about 6 months. My 18k white gold ering is totally different. Only a couple of dings after 10 months and still as shiny as the day I got it!

I don’t think the photo shows it so well but the silver ring is so dull compared to my ering. I really don’t recommend silver as a wedding ring AT ALL.

Post # 14
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1899 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

@Laur12:  I’m sure you’ll find something right for you! Good luck!

Post # 15
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Laur12:  I have a sterling silver claddagh ring that I’ve worn every.single.day for the past 6 years and never once has my ring tarnished or turned my finger green. I’m pretty sure that the green finger only happens with rings that aren’t real silver. I say go for the sterling silver ring!

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