Thoughts…Scratches on E-Ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not a fan, which is why I chose palladium over white gold… 

Post # 4
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It’s difficult to tell from the photo, but I don’t really see any scratches that really stand out to me.

There is quite a bit of exposed metal on the side of your setting, though, so I guess I can see how it might be prone to scratching.

I’ve been married for 8 months now and the underside of my rings have tiny little scratches all over them. Gold is quite soft, and the purer the gold is (the higher the karat), the softer it will be.

Fortunately, it looks like you have white gold, so you can go get your rings re-dipped whenever you want and they’ll look brand new. 🙂 Chances are, though, you’ll never be able to keep them totally scratch-free for very long, so it’s probably best to learn to live with the little ‘love scuffs.’

Post # 5
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

i freaked out after i saw that my ring already has scratches in the underside after 2 weeks of wearing it. It bothers me sometimes, but then, i realized that it is normal. If you wear something everyday, it is normal that it will get scratches over time, no matter how new or careful you are. It adds personality to your ring!

Post # 6
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Angel974:  When did you get the ring? What karot is your gold ?

Post # 8
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Angel974:  I don’t think it’s a big deal to have a few scratches on the side of your ring. Your band is diamondy so the only person who will know that they are there is you. It used to upset me a lot to see the underside of my ring getting scratched up, but I figure it will happen with something that I will wear every day for the rest of my life. 

Post # 9
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@Angel974:  14k gold is a soft metal. Everyone’s rings will have scuffs within days of getting it. It is normal, mine does. There was a post about this a few days ago. And everyone said their gold rings are the same. 

Post # 10
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I love the scratches on my rings…it makes me feel like they have “history.”

Post # 11
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

totally normal. I also find that white gold tend to look less scratched the more you wear it. not sure why that is though

Post # 12
3 posts

Not 100% sure but I think the scratches become less noticeable as the coating that gives white gold it’s bright shine wears away.  Jewelers have told me that it needs to be replenished every 3 years or so.


Post # 13
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@Angel974:  I was worried about the scratches on my ring too, but then I remembered that each little scratch tells a story – a story about you and your partner’s life together! I think time-worn wedding rings are incredibly beautiful, softened with age 🙂

Post # 14
1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

I get my WG dipped every 3 months or so.  Scratches aren’t a big deal to me, I hardly even notice them. 🙂

Post # 15
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Those are pretty big scratches. You can have them buffed out. But it doesn’t really matter which metal you use. It all scratches, dents, etc.

Post # 16
12884 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t buy a ring that had scratches, but I totally understand that it’ll probably be scratched up in a week anyways.  Yeah, doesnt make sense, but I want it to be brand new when I get it, even if it doesnt stay that for just a day.  With how much you do with your hands, I think it’s totally unrealistic to expect that it wont be scrached.  My rings are all scratched, dull, and knicks in it.  But I wanted to be the one that did that to them.  🙂

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