Post # 1
Is it safe to wear a white gold ring on a chain? I don’t want the band to get scratched up, but I also don’t want my ring to get scratched up when I’m at work or at the gym. I don’t always do things at work or at the gym that would harm my ring, but if I have to do a task that could potentially damage it, I want the option to temporarily put it somewhere safe. I’m just concerned about the chain rubbing the ring, has anyone had issues with this?
Post # 3
They make necklaces that have ring holders on them that I think would be better for the ring as far as scratching goes.
Here’s a link:
Post # 4
@mg1363: Getting a ring holder necklace sounds like a great idea. However, for the gym, if it were me personally I would probably just leave the ring at home or locked away somewhere safely. I wouldn’t want to wear a necklace at the gym any more than I’d like to wear a ring. Imagine it bouncing around on the treadmill, or maybe getting caught on equipment in the weight room…
As for what would scratch a ring, I would recommend sticking with equal or softer metals for the necklace, if you go that route. Just like you would with pairing another ring. Don’t get a platinum chain if your ring is white gold, because platinum is harder. Sterling silver is softer, and it’s cheaper… so it should be reasonably safe for your ring.
Post # 5
The vice versa is true with platinum and gold, platinum is softer and gold will scratch it.
Post # 6
I wore my ring on my chain with a cross (all 18k gold) during my martial arts class a few times, on the last occasion I realised I damaged my ring from the clashing against each other. I have two lines engraved on either side of my ring and wearing it on my chain squashed one line and filled it (if that makes sense) so I wouldn’t recommend it.