Post # 1
I know I’m pretty rough with my jewelery, I don’t really take it off to do anything except when I’m home. So it goes on hand rails, sand on the beach, rocks while climb around, a lot of pretty abbrasive surfaces. I try not to put my full force on it and use my palm more, but it didnt seem to help. So now when I run my finger over the ring, its not smooth at all, and has some really good bumps and scrapes in it that I can feel. Does anyone else have this problem?? Or do you not wear your ring for things like I’ve described. Do you just deal with it or try to get it polished or buffed out every now and then? I’ve had white gold and gold rings before, and it didnt seem like those rings would get as beat up.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
hahaha… “loved” I like that. Maybe it’ll bother me less when my wedding band looks as loved as my e-ring. It’s noticibly different now so it bugs me a little.
Post # 7
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
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
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
@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
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
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 # 13
@janie-janie: yeah, it wasnt intentional but I didnt realize the amount of climbing through rocks we would do on the tour we went on during our honeymoon. It just said ‘baths tour’ and we heard it was cool.. but turned out we went climbing on and through huge boulders. though even if I had known, I dont think I would have been comfortable leaving my ring in the room. =( ahhh well..
Post # 14
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
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
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!