(Closed) Platinum Advice

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

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quicklikeninja:  I have to say, I’m surprised by the level of damage after only one week and little activity. I’d be as concerned as you are. I would certainly be talking to my jeweller if this was the result, and making sure it is a good metal mix / at least 95% platinum. I’m assuming you got this from a reputable jeweller so that you can actually go and talk to them.

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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GreenOrchidsHK:  Ya, in this picture it definitely does but I think the shape makes it deceptive in the picture but possibly saves it from some of the marks it would otherwise acquire. 

 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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quicklikeninja:  My husband’s ring got similar marks in the week he wore it before we returned from holidays. Unfortunately, the biggest scuff is right on the front but hopefully won’t be so noticeable as he continues to wear it (he bought a sterling silver ring for cheap which he wears to work as it’s likely to take a lot of abuse and he doesn’t worry about it). It doesn’t seem to bother him too much and hopefully won’t be so noticeable when the whole ring is worn in. He’s away right now and took it with him otherwise I would post some pictures of it. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

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quicklikeninja:  I get mine (e-ring/band) repolished annually. The ring comes back looking brand new. It’s held up better than my white gold bands (doesn’t bend, hasn’t thinned). Huby has had his tungsten ring for 5 years and it looks as new as the day he bought it.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Platinum is actually relatively soft, but it does not wear away, like gold will. Like others have seid, your ring will eventually develop a patina, which is a matte appearance. You can have a jeweler re-brush it, but these marks will continue to show up on your ring because this is the nature of platinum.

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