(Closed) Help us choose my fiance's ring! Wood vs Sterling Silver vs Palladium

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring should my fiance get?
    Wood and sterling silver : (9 votes)
    27 %
    Sapphire with sterling silver : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Sapphire with palladium : (20 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    1383 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The first one is beautiful, but I voted for #2 because of durability issues. Sterling silver will hold up just fine! That’s a thick, man’s ring, not exactly delicate. I don’t think the palladium price is worth it, personally. And btw there are so many beautiful wood rings out there, on Etsy for example, for a very wide variety of budgets. if your guy wants a second “fun” ring go for one of those 🙂

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would go with the palladium!

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    263 posts
    Helper bee

    @sunsetchristy:  There are a lot of wood rings online (we checked Etsy), and we were questioning how well they would hold up as well. I think the concept is fairly new, so there probably aren’t a lot of guys who’ve had them for a long time to review them and rate how well they’re lasting! I would get the wood one, because it is his favorite!

    Post # 10
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I actually thought about buying #2 (but with yellow sapphire and diamond) for my DH! I love that ring. Gemvara uses Argentium silver and none of my silver rings from them have bent (or tarnished) and I would imagine this being a men’s ring would be even heavier/thicker/sturdier. I honestly don’t think you would have durability issues with the silver as far as it bending or warping, but I would still recommend palladium. The brushed metal in the middle might end up wearing away if the ring was done in silver.

     

    I think Gemvara can be overpriced on some of their items (definitely some styles moreso than others) but their customer service is seriously amazing. They will go above and beyond for you and their pieces are beautiful. Plus, the rings are made to your exact specifications to order instead of just taking a stock ring and resizing it. So for me it is worth it to splurge there once in awhile because I know I’ll be happy with the outcome and it really can be stressful to buy jewelry online.

     

    If you want something similar at a better price, you could probably find it though.

     

     

     

    Post # 11
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would go with palladium. I have read quite a few threads around wb about wood rings not lasting very long (though I’m sure there are differences in quality and treatments). Silver is debatable. I’ve read so many people say silver will not last, but I’ve got a sterling silver ring that’s 3 years old and it looks as good as new so I imagine it will last quite a long time. But palladium is a sure thing so I would go with that for something intended to be worn for many, many years (unles the idea of replacing it doesn’t bother you, then get whatever you like!).

     

    Post # 12
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    2738 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A wedding ring needs to be extremely durable since it’s worn everyday, perhaps all day if he doesn’t take it off. I would stay away from wood!!! It’s not very durable from getting wet and getting scratched. Silver is not a great metal either for everyday…some people’s hands make it tarnish, like my hands! hehe. I wear silver as earrings or pendants but never as rings. Palladium is an awesome metal, which gets my vote hands down. Totally worth the price, as it stays white and doesn’t tarnish. Go for it! 😉

    Post # 13
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    9203 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I love the wooden one!  My Fiance wants a wooden ring too, and kind of likes the idea of it getting a little beat up and worn over time.  And if it doesn’t last, we can always get another one.  We’re not too sentimental about the wedding ring lasting a lifetime, though.

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