Can sterling silver scratch 9ct white gold and/or platinum?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
  • poll: Can sterling silver scratch 9ct white gold and/or platinum?
    Yes it can : (2 votes)
    50 %
    No it can’t : (2 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee

    Platinum scratches very easily, so I voted yes; that said, platinum will scratch regardless of whether you have a spacer or not, but the tiny scratches create a soft patina that many people love (myself included). So I wouldn’t be all that concerned about scracthing platinum – the good thing about it is that when it gets scratched the metal is simply displaced rather than lost, and you can always get it polished by a jeweler to renew the shine. 

    That said, in the case of the above rings, I’d be more concerned about the stones in the silver ring than the silver itself. Usually when people buy spacer rings, they buy a thin plain band to avoid the issue of stones or hard edges scratching metal/other stones; buying an infinity band kind of defeats the point of a spacer. If you want to wear these three together, I’d wear the platinum band in the middle rather than the silver ring.

    Post # 4
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    2517 posts
    Sugar bee

    That’s definitely a better spacer band in general, but I don’t think you need it to place between your ering and a plain platinum band! I’d skip it unless you prefer the look of a spacer.

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