(Closed) Ring Durability?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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94 posts
Worker bee

Platinum is a very durable metal. I believe moissies are quite durable as well.

The way a jeweler explained the platinum /vs/ gold to me was that platinum was more durable but more expensive to repair than gold, whereas gold may be more likely to be damaged but it was not as expensive to repair it.

 

 

Post # 4
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I work in an office environment and I have a platinum 1.7mm band with micropave diamonds in the band and halo. My wedding band is the same width and includes micropave diamonds as an eternity band. With all the micropave diamonds, mine is probably more delicate, in theory, than yours. I’ve had the ering for 2+ years and the band for 3/4 of a year and so far, they look great. I get my six month checkups and they haven’t noticed any issues so far. I don’t lift anything at work that’s heavy and the most I bang into is my car window.

I think you will be fine as platinum is quite durable. As long as you have a reputable jeweler that set your ring, it should be fine. My jeweler just cautions against anything too heavy-duty/vigorous such as moving furniture or lifting heavy weights.

Post # 5
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m a full time dental hygienist and mom. I constantly change gloves through out the day which can be tough on the center stone. My ring is a 2mm dainty band and micro pave on all 3 sides. I only wear my wedding band (3mm half eternity) to work. Extra precautions I take are routine maintenance at least once a year and avoid wearing it during strenuous activities, cleaning, dishes, and bar fights. Jk. I highly encourage purchasing jewelery insurance to cover lost, theft, or damage. I hope this helps. 

 

Post # 7
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973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@fauxfaux:  Ring check ups are generally free where you bought the ring.  Plus many stores, especially local ones will inspect/clean a ring for free just for the goodwill factor to potential customers.

Post # 9
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4476 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The setting you’re looking at should be fine.  It’s not too tall, you don’t have tiny stones to knock loose, and Platinum has a nice heft and durability.  You should be fine.  🙂

Post # 10
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@fauxfaux:  My jeweler emails out 6 month reminders for “checkups” which essentially is a cleaning. At this time, they also examine the ring under the scope to make sure everything is good and intact. I have a lifetime warranty, but my 6 month checkups are not integral to the warranty. I think some other jewelers require regular checkups for their warranty to stay effective. After I had my ering for two years, the jeweler offered a deep cleaning which meant they kept my ring for a week and it came back super shiny and smooth (I think they buffed out the little scratches in the band). The regular checkups/cleanings are free but the super deep cleaning/buffing cost us $100+ (forgot the exact amount).

Post # 12
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3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My ring has a 1.6mm fishtail pave shank with a 1.2mm fishtail halo. The metal is palladium and my center stone is moissanite. I haven’t had any problems, and my setting is one of the daintiest ones on the Bee, and definitely the daintiest I’ve seen in real life.

I just take it off whenever I’m going to do anything that might hurt it like: showering, cleaning, lifting heavy things, cooking, sleeping etc… I also clean mine fairly frequently because if you let gunk get into the setting it can loosen the pave.

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