Post # 1
What do you think of mismatched metals for engagement rings/wedding bands?
This is my engagement ring (ribbit):
And these are the rings that my FI and I have been mulling over:
Getting the rings in silver would be much cheaper than buying them in gold, but I’ve heard it said that the wedding band and engagement ring, if worn together, should match.
We’re probably throwing that into the wind, though, but I was curious as to what you all may think.
Post # 3
I don’t see a problem in mismatching colours. But I see a problem matching (presumably) 14k gold with a silver band. A metal like 14k gold would wear away at the silver band and damage it. Also silver isn’t the best for “forever” wear. You could buy a spacer for it (a ring to create a barrier between the e-ring and wedding ring) or buy a few of the wedding rings if you aren’t sentimental or if the bands are really cheap.
Post # 4
I just thin they look better when the match, you should get whatever makes you both happy – but silver isn’t the strongest metal.
Post # 5
@Ms_Midori: Good points! I figured I would be replacing the band, but that’s okay. We’re not really in a position to spend hundreds of dollars on a weddingband at the moment, but may be in the future. If that’s the case, then I can always purchase a more permanent one at another time. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 6
I think the overall look is cool, and if sterling is the best decision for you guys right now, then go for it! I wear a platinum e-ring with a yellow gold band, so I am partial to the mixed metal look. One thought, though… look into estate jewelry; you might find something you love in gold that would stand the test of time but at the right price point. MarleneHarrisCol.com has a ton of gorgeous carved gold bands and they are pretty reasonable.
Post # 7
There are no “shoulds”. 🙂 Do whatever you like!
Post # 8
I did a bit of reading on this when I got my first stacking ring. I wanted to see if I could pair it with something other than 18k gold, since it’s so expensive, and not as common to find it used in jewellery on etsy etc…
I found a few sources that said the same thing, but this one seems to have the most detail. Essentially all rings will wear down over time from rubbing against eachother, and different karats, or metals (silver/palladium etc…) do not seem to speed up the process
So go ahead and wear your silver band.
Post # 9
I think you “should” so whatever you want, but as a matter of preference, I tend to like matching better than not matching.
Post # 10
I have a very thin sterling silver ring that I wear with my 10K yellow gold wedding set sometimes. I think it looks really pretty 🙂 So go for it and rock it!
Post # 10
I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add my mismatched set. My engagement ring is a 4 carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds in a white gold setting while my wedding band is a white gold criss cross band with a line of diamonds