Post # 1
My BF and I just bought a silver ring that we are planning to use for my e-ring. I havent owned too much silver jewelry in my life so I dont know how it will wear. We have talked and this isnt going to be my forever ring, we are just ready to take that next step and dont have the funds to spend big bucks on a ring right now. I know that I’m not allergic its just a matter of it tarnishing.
Anyways, my question have any of you have a silver ring dipped in white gold or any other coating? I really do love the look of the ring but dont want to worry about it tarnishing.
Post # 3
i have one from HSN that’s silver with rhodium plating and it scratches really easily. the band looks really bad (luckily nobody sees the scratches because they’re on the bottom). i would just leave the silver alone if i were you. it’s not going to tarnish quickly, if at all. i have a silver ring i wear on my right hand (i never take it off) and it never tarnishes.
Post # 4
Tagging in because I’m interested to see if anyone has advice about dipping silver 🙂
From personal experience, the more you wear silver, the less likely it is to tarnish. I wore a sterling silver ring every day for years, and never had to polish it once – took it off for a month because I was wearing another one, and it tarnished a bit in that time alone. A polishing cloth took care of it pretty easily, though.
Post # 5
Well I know white gold is generally dipped in rhodium to make the jewelry a brilliant white color. Of course silver is naturally that color before it oxidizes. Since its recommended that white gold be re-dipped once a year and it generally takes years for silver to oxidize I’d just leave the silver as is. Especially since you intended to replace your ring at a later date. Just clean it occasionally.
Post # 6
I had a sterling silver ring that I wore constantly for a year – it never tarnished. It did tarnish, however, after I took it off. Silver is also a pretty soft metal. I’d just be careful about the metal deforming.
Post # 7
I’ve been wearing a cheapo silver ring (about $40) as my stunt ring since I work with little kids a lot and don’t want to scratch them up on accident. I’ve had it for about a year and a few months, and there’s been absolutely no tarnishing.
If your ring does tarnish and it’s sterling silver, you might be able to use a standard sterling silver jewelry cleaner (like this). You just dip your jewelry for a few seconds and rinse it off. I’ve used this exact cleaner on a lot of my older silver jewelry, and they’ve always come out sparkling.
Post # 8
I tried to wear a sterling silver ring as a stand-in until we wanted to put more money into platinum and diamonds, but it did not stand up to everyday wear. Silver jewelery is always rhodium-plated where I buy my jewelery. It’s a high end store and they rhodium plate to protect from tarnishing. It makes a huge difference!! But with an e-ring, which I kept on all the time, the rhodium did not protect from eventual tarnishing. My ring got serious dark tarnish spots after I used an oil on my nails, which it probably came in contact with. I wear silver as necklaces and earrings just fine but it simply does not work for me on my hands.
Also, white gold was a problem on my hands too, as the rhodium came off in just a few weeks, exposing the true colour of white gold, which is a darker, yellowy alloy. I hated it!! So I got platinum in the end and I’m loving it!
If money is an issue at the moment, I would recommend white gold or palladium with cz, moissanite or white sapphire. 😉