Mismatched rings, yellow gold and sterling silver – what do you think?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should you match metals for engagement rings & wedding bands?
    Yes, they should match. : (17 votes)
    50 %
    They don't have to match, it will look fine either way. : (17 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I don’t see a problem in mismatching colours. But I see a problem matching (presumably) 14k gold with a silver band. A metal like 14k gold would wear away at the silver band and damage it. Also silver isn’t the best for “forever” wear. You could buy a spacer for it (a ring to create a barrier between the e-ring and wedding ring) or buy a few of the wedding rings if you aren’t sentimental or if the bands are really cheap.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    I just thin they look better when the match, you should get whatever makes you both happy – but silver isn’t the strongest metal.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think the overall look is cool, and if sterling is the best decision for you guys right now, then go for it!  I wear a platinum e-ring with a yellow gold band, so I am partial to the mixed metal look.  One thought, though… look into estate jewelry; you might find something you love in gold that would stand the test of time but at the right price point.  MarleneHarrisCol.com has a ton of gorgeous carved gold bands and they are pretty reasonable.

    Post # 7
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    586 posts
    Busy bee

    There are no “shoulds”. 🙂 Do whatever you like!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did a bit of reading on this when I got my first stacking ring.  I wanted to see if I could pair it with something other than 18k gold, since it’s so expensive, and not as common to find it used in jewellery on etsy etc…

    I found a few sources that said the same thing, but this one seems to have the most detail.  Essentially all rings will wear down over time from rubbing against eachother, and different karats, or metals (silver/palladium etc…) do not seem to speed up the process

    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Jewelry-Gems-Minerals-689/2009/1/Wearing-different-Carat-gold.htm

    So go ahead and wear your silver band.

    Post # 9
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    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you “should” so whatever you want, but as a matter of preference, I tend to like matching better than not matching.

    Post # 10
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    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I have a very thin sterling silver ring that I wear with my 10K yellow gold wedding set sometimes. I think it looks really pretty 🙂 So go for it and rock it! 

    Post # 10
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    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add my mismatched set. My engagement ring is a 4 carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds in a white gold setting while my wedding band is a white gold criss cross band with a line of diamonds

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