Post # 1
My fiance tried on a basic stainless steel ring and he liked it very much. It was only $15 which we could hardly believe. It seems too good to be true that we could have found a ring he likes for such a small price.
Does anyone’s fiance or husband have or plan on getting a stainless steel ring? If so, how do they like it and are there any downsides that the jeweler didn’t tell us about?
Post # 3
Rust, scratches and easy wearing are the downsides.
My brother wanted a ring that looked stainless steel so instead he opted for a low quality white gold ring. It is 10-14kt white gold I think, it looks steel and has lasted really well.
Post # 4
I’m not sure how long the ring would last. Have you looked at titanium rings? They aren’t $15 but I think they are quite affordable as well and a little more durable.
Post # 5
We went with Damascus steel because he wanted something different. Its not here yet but it was about $200 and isn’t supposed to rust or anything. We’ll see
Post # 6
I don’t think a stainless steel ring will rust. you know how a silver ring never tarnishes as long as you keep wearing it? the act of having it on your hand keeps it from oxidizing. IF a stainless steel ring was prone to rust (and most are not, really), I wouldn’t worry about it.
I have one that I’ve been wearing off and on for many years, and it looks really similar to my white gold ring, only the color is a teensy bit darker and not at all yellowish. it was super cheap, from Sabrina Silver.
besides, for $15, he could easily replace it whenever he wants to, and doesn’t have to get all worried if he loses it or majorly damages it.
Post # 7
Thanks for the responses! We aren’t on a strict budget, the fact that it was only $15 was the just a major bonus.
I guess we’ll have to keep looking into it. He would go for tungsten but we’ve heard mixed things about the ability for it to be cut off in an emergency. I’ve heard that it can be shattered and then I’ve heard that not all hospitals have the tool to do that so that’s why we’ve decided against it.
If anyone else has additional feedback it would be great to hear it also.
Post # 8
oh yeah, I forgot about something: I definitely know stainless steel would not rust at all! that’s what they make piercing jewelry out of, and that stuff is built to be worn a long time. my belly button ring is stainless (surgical steel) and I’ve worn it nonstop for 11 years!
I’m very sure that other jewelry is also surgical steel, it’s not expensive. but you can always ask the store selling it.
as for scratching– steel is a very strong metal. yes, it will eventually develop a different kind of sheen after years of wear and all the tiny scratches seem to almost blend together, but any other type of ring will do that too. unless you are totally OCD about getting it polished.