Post # 1
Hello! I was browsing for wedding bands when I ran across this adorable ring online today and thought “why can’t I have an enamel ring for my wedding band?” I’ve been wanting something a bit different than the traditional gold or silver band, but I’m worried that the enamel will chip or wear off over time. I’m also worried there would be issues if I ever needed to get it resized. Any thoughts or opinions?
Post # 2
Well I’m not much help because I only like plain gold/silver/platinum ( ie no stones etc) for wedding rings . And I think your fears might be justified for a ring worn every day under every condition as wedding rings customarily are. But that is a lovely ring !!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm
Yes, that’s gorgeous! Now I’m interested to hear also…
Post # 4
With a full enamel ring, I think you may want to treat it like a full eternity ring; most people I know in that case, if they are concerned about resizing in the future, buy the ring a tad bigger to accommodate for future changes from aging, pregnancy, and so on, and put in beads or a horseshoe sizer if it is too loose for them that can be removed in the future if they need the room.
Enamel rings can be sized but it requires the enamel to be removed/replaced, essentially, which can be a little more costly and require someone with enamel repair experience: http://www.callagold.com/all-about-rings/how-much-to-have-my-enamel-ring-sized/
Enamel covered pieces are going to be a bit more susceptible to damage than a solid metal band, obviously, so you need to consider your lifestyle and whether you want to wear it 24/7 no matter what, or are willing to remove for certain activities (which honestly should be done even with solid metal jewelry due to risks to fingers and metals from chlorine, etc) That said, plenty of antique enamel pieces have survived a long time!
Enamel can be repaired, and even have the color changed – but it would require an experienced jewelrer with specific experience in enamel repair/restoration. Enamel often shows up in antique jewelry, so locating an antique jewelry dealer/repairer would be a good place to start!
And more on enamel jewelry in general:
All About Enamel Jewelry
Post # 5
Thanks, RayKay! That was very helpful!