(Closed) Oh Etsy, how I love thee

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know that this would be a ‘forever ring’ as the gold would rub off with normal wear- it is just a coating. And for $25 I suspect not a very thick coating.

The sterling silver may hold up. I think this ring may be more delicate and fragile in person than it appears in the photo.

Lovely concept though. 

Post # 4
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108 posts
Blushing bee

It’s pretty but the materials certainly won’t hold up to everyday wear.  Always remember–you get what you pay for.  If you pay $25 for a setting, you’re getting $25 worth of work and materials.  Take that to a jeweler, give them a budget and see what they can do.  Custom work isn’t that expensive.

Post # 5
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11394 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

In my opinion that setting will not stand the test of time. The gold will come off before you know it, the silver will get scratched easily & I am not even sure if you can put your diamond in that setting without ruining it.

Plus make sure to think about pairing it with a wedding band when you decide.

 

Post # 7
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365 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, a right hand ring is a great idea!  Just wanted to point out that gold FILLED is not gold PLATED.  Gold filled means it’s a hollow tube of real gold that is filled with something else to keep the cost down.  The color will never wear off, because it’s not a color…it’s real gold.  However, gold filled rings cannot be sized.  I’ve seen antique gold filled rings that are still in beautiful condition.  My grandmother has a gold filled bracelet from the 1920’s that looks amazing!  Granted, the work back then was probably better, but still.

Post # 9
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972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

maybe you could contact the seller and ask if you can get a more substantial version of this ring. I’ve seen that a lot on etsy.

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