Platinum Ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

When I was engaged to my ex I had a platinum solitaire setting and I know what you mean it almost looks like tiny pieces of hair or somthing. Platinum scratches easily, I had that ring for about a year and a half and I had to have it polished 3 times because the scratches and patina bothered me. Although some people love it. I’ve learned I prefer 18k white gold.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have a platinum ring and it has some light scratches on it but nothing too deep or noticeable. I don’t mind. I’ve had it since May. Except the one time I scraped it on concrete, but the jeweler was able to polish it out. Platinum is known to scratch more than gold

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My platinum e-ring gets scratched a lot faster than my gold RHR, but I love the weight of it and how it gets that patina. Plus, when you get it polished it goes right back to super shiny again!

Platinum does get scratched quite easily, but the great thing is that unlike gold, platinum will not lose metal weight over time. Platinum will take dings and scratches and wear to a dull finish over time.

Platinum is the recommended metal for filigree and detail work that requires strength too. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’ve had mine for about 2 months and I don’t see any scratches on it yet. But I don’t sleep or shower with it on. I’ll probably get mine polished once a year to make sure it stays nice and shiny.

I also have super sensitive skin that seems to have a negaive reaction to the most random things, so platinum was the safest choice for me.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My e-ring is platinum and I did notice that it picked up a few little scratches, but only on the bottom part.  I’ve now had it for over two years and it’s in pretty much the same condition.  I have a very physical job and I’m impressed that it still looks pretty much like it did when I first got it.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

imchesterbro:  I have a platinum anniversary ring (it’s much like an ERing, and I wear it in that spot in my set/stack). I’ve had it for about a year so far, and it still looks pretty much brand new from the top down. There are a few little scratches/marks on the sides, but not many.

The bottom — another story. I am pretty hard on the bottoms of my rings. I don’t realize I’m being this way, but every jeweler I’ve ever gone to for ring cleaning, etc. has mentioned this. So, I guess it must be true — ha, ha! So the bottom of my platinum ring has quite a bit of patina to it. The scratches aren’t large or even really that noticeable; they are basically a bunch of smaller scratches or dings that give the metal a different appearance. I don’t find it ugly. I actually quite like it, as it makes the metal look softer, in a way. I’m not sure if I can explain it very well.

I like a bit of patina on a ring. To me, it shows the life of the piece. Maybe that’s kind of silly, though … ha, ha. Keep in mind, too, that I’m used to my rings looking like this. They all do, no matter what type of metal I have.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Straight out of the box your ring should be perfectly polished, but it will look like that pretty soon on its own. You could send back or buff it up with a polishing cloth

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree with MrsBuesleBee   Out of the box, your ring shouldn’t have any scratches if it’s brand new.  My platinum rings (my engagement ring especially that is two years old) have scratches from wear but lIke previous posters said, your don’t lose metal it disperses.  

It does scratch more than gold but you lose metal with gold over time.  I like the patina and the weight one gets with platinum but it might not be for everyone.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It definitely shouldn’t have that many scratches brand new!

Send it back or ask for a partial refund so you can have it re-polished locally.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Platinum is softer than gold, and usually requires a good buff and polish occasionally depending on how rough you are with your jewellery, how often you wear the piece, and preference. As someone said earlier, you don’t lose metal, it disperses, and polishing it will push the metal back in place and smooth out the grooves (imagine smoothing out a piece of clay). You can always send the piece back and ask them to polish it, but honestly, I’d probably wear it for a while before sending it in as you’ll begin to notice those scratches appearing from day to day wear anyways. I also find that purchasing a polishing cloth to buff out the finer scratches every so often will limit the need to polish it as often.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My ring is platinum, and i noticed the band on the backside of my finger has miniscule scratches from wear and tear since it is the part that gets hit the most. 

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