Tell me about your experience with sterling silver.

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never had issues with sterling silver and my finger/neck/etc. turning green.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my finger turns green when i wear silver. it just depends on your body chemistry.

silver can also tarnish.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I have a sterling silver cz ring. It’s stamped with 925, I think that’s what you’re supposed to look for. I’ve had it for months and wear it almost every day, still no green and in awesome condition. I clean it only once every few weeks when I think about it 🙂 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I’ve heard stories of people getting a green band on their finger from where their ring was.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Any silver I ever had rapidly tarnished, like within a few days of being exposed to air. I think if you keep it in a box it might tarnish less quickly. But the tarnish wasn’t green, it’s more like black.

You can keep up with it if you get a good polishing cloth.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I thought you got the green band if it was some cheap metal that they were passing off as silver… maybe I’m wrong though. I used to get those green bands with super cheap jewelry from Claire’s when I was a kid. I have a sterling silver promise ring that my FI gave me when I was 15. I have worn it every single day for the past 12.5 years and hardly ever take it off. I’ve had no issues with it changing color, shape, etc and no green ring.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

A former blogger bee had a sterling silver e-ring (from a reputable/nice jeweler) and the stone setting broke after a year, and she lost her center stone. She thought it was a fluke, and bought a totally different sterling silver ring from a different jeweler, and the same thing happened again.

Sterling silver just isn’t a good metal for something worn as ofter as an e-ring.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MrsPanda99:  Sterling silver is great for killing vampires AND werewolves…other than that…I don’t have much use for it.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Yes, I take it off for showers/swimming/working in the yard.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a sterling sliver/black diamond necklace… I forgot to take it off ONCE before swimming, and now it has a huge spot on it that the jeweler has to fix >,<

ETA: I never take mine off in the shower

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I would just get it in sterling silver.  The vast majority of black diamonds are irradiated anyway like most colored diamonds on the market so I do not see the point of spending extra money to put a low quality stone in white gold.  

If you take care of your silver it shouldn’t tarnish.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I have a ton of Tiffany’s jewelry that I’ve gotten over the years from my family and it’s sitting in cloth bags in my jewelry armoire pretty much unused because the pieces tarnish so quickly. I can’t keep up with the cleaning because I don’t wear any jewelery every day and I’m not really inclined to get it cleaned regularly because it isn’t free at Tiffany’s anymore if you need a deep deep cleaning…which my stuff usually does. Kind of a waste

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