Post # 1
Alrighty, here it goes:
I purchased a diamond ring on ebay about a year ago. Bought mainly for the diamond specs, it was a good deal. I wasn’t in love with the setting though, and after months of debating as to what to do, I finally settled on a beautiful 18k white gold setting.
Now, here’s my dilemma: We are not in a position to purchase a matching 18k wedding band to go with it. However, I found a gorgeous rhodium plated silver band that resembles my dream band. Can I wear this silver band with my ering for the time being without damaging my ering? I don’t care if the band gets scratched up, just want my ering to be ok. Any expertise would be appreciated!
Post # 2
If its not for a super long period of time I dont see the issue…..the 18k may get scratched but you could get it buffed/polished….I know silver is soft as well but Im not sure if the rohdium plating would make a difference..
All in all Im not help lol
Post # 3
msformaldehyde: Ok, thank you! That’s exactly what I was wondering. I had heard that both silver and 18k gold had a reputation for being softer metals, but I was hoping if anything was going to get damaged, it would be the band. It’s probably going to be a couple years until I get the 18k band, so I definitely want to make sure the ering will hold up.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Yes there shouldn’t be an issue. When my friend got married 2 yrs ago she couldn’t afford anything more than a sterling silver band to wear next to her white gold ering. She still wears that as her ring to this day. No issues with it next to the other setting. Years down the line it could wear down the softer metal, though.
Post # 5
have rhodium plating so that shouldnt be an issue..I think its only a problem if your mixing platinum and gold
Post # 6
mrssloan2013: That’s super reassuring, thank you so much for saying that. I was disappointed that we couldn’t swing the band at the same time, but knowing that I’m not harming it beyond repair makes me feel better. It’s definitely not platinum, so that’s good 🙂