Post # 1
A silver wedding band?
Just curious, I was looking at wedding rings the other day and the store had 2 identical rings. They both had .5 k of diamonds on it) and it had the same design but they offered the ring in 14k of white gold and sterling silver. The gold ring cost near 1000 dollers and the sterling silver cost 340, which would you buy? Considering they look identical? Does it matter if its gold or silver?
Post # 3
I love them both! I have a teeny tiny preference for silver though. 🙂
Post # 4
I’d probably go with white gold- I may be totally confused here, but I think I saw somewhere or other that it may not be possible to resize sterling silver, which would stink if you needed to go up or down a size sometime in the future.
Plus silver does need to be polished.
Post # 5
I like white or silver metals, so it would always be silver, white gold or platinum for me. I’m not fond of yellow golds, so if I had to choose, I’d have no qualms with going the silver route. A previously re-sized silver ring can’t be re-sized again due to damage to the structural integrity of the silver. Just something to be keeping in mind.
@rachelmichelle: Sterling Silver can be resized, but it’s a pain in the ass to do. More often than not it requires the stones to be removed to refrain from damaging them, thus most jewelers will just say “screw it!” and not do it at all.
Post # 6
White gold simply because sterling can be softer and I beat the Heck outta jewelry.
Post # 7
I am rough on jewelry as well so our bands are white gold.
Post # 8
I’d be hesitant to have a silver wedding band. Silver is fine for RHR and things you don’t wear all day every day. But it’s going to tarnish a lot faster if you leave it on and it comes into contact with soaps,lotions, cleaning solutions, etc.
If the gold is too much for you and you decide on silver I’d recommend you get a warranty with that silver ring if the jeweler offers one.
Post # 9
Silver jewelry is a mess on me. I’d have to vote to spend the extra money for gold.
Post # 10
@Hyperventilate: Thanks for letting me know about the resizing, i’ll keep that in mind!
@justagirlxo88: Silver sounds like alot of maintenance =c I guess silver just doesnt have the same quality as gold.
Post # 11
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
My e-ring is sterling silver, and, while I love it, it is a very soft metal. I have a hammered band and on the bottom part the hammered part is almost rubbed away. It doesn’t really matter as no one sees it, but just an example of how soft it is. OTOH, I haven’t bent it or anything like that and just use normal jewelery cleaner on it occasionally and haven’t had problems with tarnishing. I would get another SS ring.
Post # 12
@myluverbuny: That’s why it’s so much less expensive!
Post # 13
I can’t wear silver for a long time without it affecting my skin. Gold RARELY creates allergic reactions to peoples’ skin, but silver can often. This might be something to consider.
Post # 14
I like silver, but I got a white gold wedding band. Gold costs more but it’s more sturdy and it can be resized easier than sterlng silver. I never really looked into silver wedding bands. I knew I’d want gold.
Post # 15
I would go with the gold. I had my fiance get a gold wedding band, even though he would have spent less on the silver, because if the issues that other PP stated.
Post # 16
I would buy gold if I wanted it to be a forever ring. Silver will tarnish and won’t look as good over time and may eventually need to be replaced. Silver can tarnish underneath the diamonds in a setting where you aren’t able to polish it since you can’t clean a silver ring the way you can a gold one. This may cause your diamonds to become dark looking and have less sparkle. I’d consider silver only if I wanted a fun stacking ring to add to my set on occasion, and it didn’t have any diamonds in the band so that it was easily polishable.