(Closed) A question for ladies with platinum rings

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is definitely scratched up..platinum is much softer than gold, and so it will “age” and show its wear. However, the metal does not get knocked off the ring, it just gets displaced, so it can easily be buffed out. I personally don’t mind the look of it though, it looks loved 🙂 

Post # 4
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mind definitely has some wear. But like hilsy said the metal doesn’t get knocked off, just moved. So I’ll get it re-buffed from time to time if it gets too scratched.

I do like how it looks worn and loved.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I expect I’ll get mine polished every once in awhile, just because I’ll like seeing it all shiny and new sometimes. But I don’t mind the scratches in the meantime. As hilsy85: said, it looks loved.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Mine is definitely scraped up. I tried to take a close-up pic to show you but this is the best I could get. You can kinda see it isn’t super shiny… more dull like an almost-brushed metal now. Like hilsy though… I kind of like the look of it! It looks lived-in. Like its been with me every step of the way 🙂 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Mine get reasonably banged-up. I make no effort to take it easy on them. Nothing the occasional trip to the jeweller’s for a polish won’t fix.

Platinum actually gets stronger over time, though, so after a while you should notice a reduction in the severity of the scratches and dings you get.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@linguo42:

 

Same. It’s nice to know the metal will get stronger.

I have nasty scrapes on the prongs due to my wedding band not being a little tighter, but a trip to NY will fix all that. Here I was thinking I should have opted for 18, my bracelets and trinkets never get nearly as thrashed! Only reason I went for plat was due to it’s strength. Win some lose some. 

I do like the “loved” comment by Hilsy! Great thought to keep in mind.

Post # 10
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@hilsy85: the metal does not get knocked off the ring, it just gets displaced

that is true. with a gold ring, every time you have it polished, a tiny bit more metal is worn off. also, other things rubbing against the ring will slowly wear gold down too. my mom’s white gold ring is so worn down it could easily snap if you pulled on it (so she doesn’t wear it any more). 

so, pinkshoes: platinum might be a good idea for you. it will still scratch. but at least it won’t wear away over time. 

but I would encourage you to not wear any metal climbing on rocks! that will probably dent small pits into it, which is why you can feel it with your fingers. hand rails and sand will make much smaller scratches that you probably can’t really feel. 

Post # 11
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine is an estate ring from the 1920’s and it’s still in great condition!

I wouldn’t worry too much, but I definitely notice the difference when I have it cleaned

Post # 12
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Mine’s totally scratched up and I wear it for everything like you.  But I’m the only one that can see it.  Platinum still looks nice and shiny from far away.  And I like to know it’s well loved : )

Post # 14
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294 posts
Helper bee

mine definitely get scratched up.  i wear my e-ring and eternity bands on separate fingers, so i have to be really careful washing my hands.  if the rings rub together, the bottom of my e-ring gets really scratched.  it’s not a huge deal though, especially since it’s only on the bottom of my e-ring.  so basically, i just deal with it.

 

Post # 15
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My ring is a little dull on the bottom from grasping things like handrails, but the sides and top are still pretty shiny. My wedding ring is vintage, from an estate sale, and it’s definitely worn. I’m planning on having both rings polished before the wedding and then just letting them age together after that. 🙂

Post # 15
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’ve had my ER for less than two weeks. I usually leave it at home when at the gym, but yesterday I went straight from work and didnt wanted to leave it in my locker (even with a lock). I noticed this morning that it has 2 small dents in it on the palm surface. I’m so saddened! Sounds like this can be easily corrected by a skilled jeweler. 

My question is (1) how often should one have their polished/serviced? and (2) what is the average cost for such servcing?

My ring is by Mark Morrell and I have one complimentary service included in the first  year, but it seems too soon to use it! 

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