(Closed) Is this ring going to get damaged?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

To be honest, I have no idea what the answer to your question is. But I just had to pop in and say that wedding band is awesome!

Post # 3
269 posts
Helper bee

That’s GORGEOUS! Is it custom?

I’m not an expert, but I would worry about damage in both direction, i.e. the diamonds in the band could also scratch the engagement ring. I think some people have their rings soldered togethere so they don’t move, but it would be a shame to hide your gorgeous ring under the e-ring, so I would use a spacer.

Post # 4
15462 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh wow, yeah, this isn’t what you want to hear, but I think the wedding band is definitely going to get damaged and scratched up by the diamonds on your basket.  Turquoise is 5-6 in hardness, quite soft.  Platinum is even softer at about 3.5, but with no time, the diamonds in my wedding band had carved out a little notch in the basket of my e-ring.  I would def add a spacer.

Post # 5
969 posts
Busy bee

That set is beautiful!!!!

I have heard that even diamond pave bands can damage wedding bands from the constant rubbing, and you should always get them soldered together. Or a spacer could work great if you want to leave a little more breathing room between the two. I’ve seen some really tiny ones that would be lower profile than the wedding band. 

Post # 6
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Yes I would definitely put a spacer between them. Beautiful rings !

Post # 8
485 posts
Helper bee

I would definitely be concerned about the turquoise getting damaged 😕. Your wedding band is amazing though! So pretty and unique! I love it 😍.

Post # 9
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

lllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooving the heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell out of that band!!

Post # 10
3286 posts
Sugar bee

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tomkitty :  Yes it can scratch and break. I would suggest a spacer. 

Post # 11
10225 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Definitely get a spacer. Check out ZinaFineJewelry on Etsy. I got a 1mm diamond eternity from there and it’s held up great going on 4 years of wear.

Post # 12
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

So, you have damange potential on multiple planes.

1) Wedding band. The culet of the diamonds will cut anything they contact. So, that ring needs a spacer that floats BELOW the diamond culets. So it must be thin enough off the hand to no touch the cultet and wide enough along the diamonds to get beyond the culets.

2) Ering. The angle is hard to resolve. But, if the diamonds at the bottom of the gallery U are proud of the metal — then they will eat anything they contact. If you put a straight solid band against that ring, does the metal touch the diamonds in the gallery? If so, that ring along would need a spacer to avoid eating your wedding band.

You are looking for something like this (not mine). Sew how band is lower than the culet on the wedding band?



Post # 13
650 posts
Busy bee

SO BEAUTIFUL! But yes, since diamond is the hardest substance, and turquoise is a very soft stone, I’d get a little spacer, otherwise that poor guy is going to get torn up. I LOVE that ring. 

Post # 14
65 posts
Worker bee

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tomkitty :  I am OBSESSED. This is unbelievably gorgeous and unique!

Post # 15
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I think everyone has covered what I was going to say but I still wanted to say how beautiful your rings are! I am not a fan of halos but love emerald cuts and emerald cuts with a halo and I REALLY love turquoise. Beautiful!

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