(Closed) Is the amount of wear on my ring normal?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
537 posts
Busy bee

Well 18k gold is softer than 14k, so it is more easily damaged which is why some jewelers don’t recommend 18k for an everyday-wear ring. Luckily it’s just on the bottom! But I’m sure the next time you take it in to get redipped they can polish it.

Post # 3
Member
3708 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 That looks like an awful lot of wear and scratches for only a month. Do you have a job that requires you to be rough on your hands or do you workout with your ring on? It looks more than the occasional scratch. 

Post # 5
Member
255 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
mmb03 :  That’s totally normal. The rhodium on your white gold will scratch easily – it looks bad now but when it scratches more it will wear to an even patina and then actually start to look shiner and less noticably scratched again. Then, depending on how white you like it, you’ll need to have it replated in 6-12 months time. 

Post # 6
Member
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

That’s pretty normal. My whole set is 18k white gold and my e ring is a solitaire so I saw that type of wear as well but mine got polished out when I had my center stone reset so good as new. I have even worse wear on one of my 14k white gold rings which is supposed to be harder.

Post # 7
Member
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

This looks very typical for 18k white gold. My first wedding band was rhodium plated 18k white gold and it looked pretty similar after a couple of weeks of wear. I now have an unplated 14k white gold/palladium mix band and it has made such a difference. I never have to have it redipped and it holds up much, much better to everyday wear and tear.

Post # 8
Member
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Completely normal – it’ll come up brand new when you get it replated in a years time 🙂 

Post # 9
Member
3187 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

View original reply
mmb03 :  seems normal to me (but I have platinum – which is softer – and I wear my ring all the time)

Post # 10
Member
1217 posts
Bumble bee

View original reply
mmb03 :  Yes, this looks normal.  You’ll notice the first scrathes more because you’re going from something completely brand new and pristine so that’s why they look a little jarring at first.

Post # 11
Member
3057 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Completely normal.

Post # 13
Member
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Agreed, normal. I just got mine polished/replated for the first time and I’m in awe of how pretty and new it looks!! I am afraid to wear it before the wedding (8 days!!!)

Fiance didn’t realize it would have to be replated so he’s already talking redoing it in platinum (I don’t mind the replating but I’m secretly looking forward to designing it myself)

Post # 14
Member
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

honestly I work a desk job and I think the wear on my ring is worse (granted I’ve had mine 2 years and I haven’t had it dipped yet, I’ve been waiting before until before the wedding).

You’d be surprised at the amount of wear these rings show for what we pay -.-

Just wait until your starts yellowing, which is apparently very common. I was comparing with some of the married gals at work and mine is pretty bad (which is why I need to get it dipped).

Post # 15
Member
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

View original reply
cbee2017 :  Be sure to get unplated platinum. You’d be surprised how many platinum settings are still rhodium plated!

The topic ‘Is the amount of wear on my ring normal?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors