unexpected wedding band. softer metal

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I wore a 24k gold promise ring for a few years when I was a teenager. I didn’t wear it against other rings, of course, but I also never noticed it changing shape over time.

Post # 3
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279 posts
Helper bee

Even with 18k gold – it’s soft. My ering is 2 1/2 months old and has a big scratch, a tiny dent, and a few tiny scratches… Breaks my heart. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t know that I would be worried about the 18K gold damaging the 24k gold– I’d be more worried if there were diamonds on your ering that could potentially touch the 24k- that would be a mess.  And in general– you already know it’s just very prone to scraches, etc.

I have a RHR that’s 18k- and I used to wear it everyday.  It had big dents- soft dents….BUT I even wore whilt touching sand paper all the time- so I will admit the 18k held up slightly better than I would have imagined.

My suggestion– all the scratches and whatnot you will get on your band- look at them like the path of your relationship.  I used to be so worried about my rings (both 14k gold) but now I don’t even flinch and wear them all the time (excpet right now because I’m pregnant and they dont’ fit)-

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not too sure 24k gold is meant to be worn on a day to day basis.  My in-laws are Asian and we got 24k gold as well but it sits in a safety deposit box.  I think it’s more about value and tradition than actual wear.  

I’d really be wary of the extreme softness on the gold.  

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