(Closed) Silver ring with a white gold finish?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

1) The rhodium plating will wear off, and it doesn’t alter the longevity of the ring whether it has that plating or not. Having said that, there are many ladies that have chosen silver marital bling and are very happy with them. Just as rings of gold can be made poorly or well I believe there is a lot variation within silver settings (and alloys) as well.

2) You can easily get a sterling silver solitaire with a quality CZ for less than 50 dollars. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would go for solid 10k any color gold. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

If you had a budget, we’d be more helpful!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

The “white gold finish” is just rhodium in the end, and berricle.Com sells these type of rings.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

You can’t really get silver coated in white gold. White gold itself is actually coated in rhodium. Rhodium’s even more rare and expensive than white gold though so don’t let that deter you! The good thing about the rhodium is that while it will wear off in time, you can then get the ring recoated for under $50 and it will look brand new again.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

People say the reason not to use silver is because it’s a softer metal.  Dipping it wouldn’t change it’s softness.  However, I have silver rings and I absolutely love them.  To each his own.  Agreed with above that white gold itself is dipped in rhodium.  In the end, you’d have to keep paying out the money to redip it.  Better to save your bucks for whatever metal you actually want.  What’s the point in getting silver if you cover it?  Why bother with yellow gold if you’re dipping it into a silver color?  Makes no sense at all.  If it’s a question of cost, Amazon is smothered in rings on the cheap that don’t need dipping and are sturdy.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Here’s my rhodium coated silver with swarovski cz. I think alot of folks who don’t wear silver think it’s not durable but I’ve won silver my entire life and have never had issue with it. I’ve had one bangle bracelet break that was 50+yrs old that I inherited from my grandmother.  What is never said but should b considered is that rhodium is what makes WHT gold white and it wears off of gold as well.  My mother has 14kt and had hers dipped and has also had a prong break. My sister has platinum and has to have hers dipped and cleaned.  So ring maintenance of a ring worn daily is ring maintenance,  I truly think you can’t go wrong if you choose silver.  The cost difference is amazing

Top pic shows how I wear band now,  played around with it for a few days

I’m so in love with my ring.  If u r seriously thinking of swarovski I have a video I can post. Pics don’t really do her justice

Post # 9
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Helper bee

FYI white gold in its natural form is a yellowish green color the rhodium which is in the platinum family is what makes it white color.  Dpiping of white gold rings 1 per year is the standard maintenance recommendation from jewelers for white gold. I say this to say you will pay no more or no less to do the same with silver.  It’s just personal preference really. Also on a nice setting the cost difference is a few hundred dollars so go for what your budget allows but be clear you are not somehow settling for less. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Sorry mine was $98 for ering $85 for band.  An also getting a third ring for other side of ring which is silver with diamonds from overstock which is $81.  Here’s a pic

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