(Closed) Non-gold rings

posted 11 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of ring should I get?

    White gold

    Another metal

    No ring

  • Post # 3
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Another alternative to think about is getting a used gold ring.  That is even more environmentally friendly than one from recycled gold, and does not have to be all that expensive.

    NotFroofy gave me a 22 karat gold ring she inherited from her grandmother.  She wanted the one I gave her to match it, so I went on eBay UK and found a very similar one–from the same era–to give her.  The cost was $155.  If you didn’t need it to be 22 karat gold, you could find it even less expensively on the US eBay.

    Post # 5
    268 posts
    Helper bee

    I got my ring custom-designed by a local jeweller who uses as much recycled gold as possible (he says it’s harder for white gold).  Considering the style and karat of the gold in my ring, the price was quite reasonable and comparable to rings of similar style I found on the internet that were not recycled gold.

    Maybe there is someone similar in your area?

    Also, there are wood rings.  Of course, these aren’t as durable. 

    Post # 6
    173 posts
    Blushing bee

    Another option is etsy. Lots of etsy sellers use recycled metals, including non-gold.

    This one is quite a reasonable price, and she makes custom sizes.

    Post # 7
    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wear nothing but sterling and have had sterling rings since I was 12 or so.  My sterling doesn’t tarnish… and if it does it is very very rare.  I have noticed that sterling necklaces will require a polish, but my rings, hardly ever.  I love it.  Inexpensive, durable, and beautiful.  Fiance and I both have E rings that are sterling and garnet and our wedding rings will be sterling as well.   Also the higher quality sterling (for me) hasn’t been prone to scratching and is not soft like some cheaper silver I’ve had.

    Post # 9
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    You could always go to pawn shops if you aren’t superstitious or sentimental.

    Post # 10
    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I second MsInterpret.  My ring is sterling silver and was much more affordable.  The standard for sterling silver is 92.5% Silver to 7.5% Copper.  The higher the silver percentage the softer the ring but also less likely to tarnish.  Have you considered titanium or platinum?  I know platinum is more expensive than gold.  Here are two choices that I like that I found on etsy.




    EDIT:  Also there is also tungsten (unable to be resized) and rings that are palladium: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50915617/set-of-two-recycled-palladium-sterling?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=silver+wedding+bands&ga_search_type=&ga_page=4&order=&includes%5B%5D=tags&includes%5B%5D=title

    The promise ring I got for my fiance is made out of tungsten.  It’s very very durable (part of the reason I chose it).

    Post # 11
    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    Post # 12
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Ditto the used ring comment!

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