Post # 1
Sooo, Im the complete opposite of materialistic. My engagement ring is Sterling Silver, and I love it. It actually was meant for my promise ring, but I didnt want my fiance paying for soo many rings for pretty much one reason. Soo I was just wondering to the people who have had Sterling Silver- Whats the expected life span to it?? I dont wear it all the time. I do wear it daily, but I take it off when my hands are anything like water or something. I take it off to sleep at night. And ya.
Any help would be great. Thankyou. 😀
Post # 3
i have several silver rings cause I love the shine on them. wear them no matter what for yrs and they still look great!! BTW, lots of people going on etsy to find unique silver rings w diamonds or moissy or other stones in them for engagement rings. looks great!!
Post # 4
@Ella02: I’ve been wearing sterling silver spoon rings off and on for years and they hold up just fine. I actaully work a lot in the garden with my hands. Now, I will say that they do not hold gemstones, so I have no experience with SS prongs.
For average wear, they will last a long time. And, you can polish them up yoursel! I think that’s great! I’ve seen some wonderful sterling silver rings on Etsy.
Post # 5
I don’t know how long it will last, but I wouldn’t expect it to last long-term. The problems with silver are that it’ll thin and wear away, and that because it’s soft, it can bend out of shape. You should still get many years out of it, but it might not be in great shape 15 years from now.
Post # 6
I have a bunch of silver jewelry from Tiffany’s. Holds up fantastic, and trust me, I’m not a dainty flower when it comes to living my life so you know that it can take a beating!!! No doubt your ring is gorgeous, and will continue to be so in years to come. Congrats!!!!
Post # 7
I was also going to say about 15 years. But if you take good care of it, maybe longer. I also can’t speak to a ring with gems in it. I have just noticed that a 15 year old ring I have is not in very good shape anymore. Literally.
Post # 8
@Ella02: My original wedding band is sterling silver and I absolutely love it. I don’t wear it though because I’m afraid to damage it against my gold rings. If you love silver go for it!
Post # 9
Different people have had different experiences. I wore a sterling silver band as a ring stand-in while we traveled for 8 months and it was scratched to high heaven. I know a blogger bee that has had 2 sterling silver bands break on her – one where the stone fell out because the silver prongs warped and broke, and one where the band itself warped too much to wear/look good.
There’s a reason why wedding bands aren’t traditionally silver. What about a dainty platinum band? It’s much stronger and if it’s a plain thin band, won’t break the bank.
Post # 10
I have a lot of SS rings. I have lost stones from prongs bending, had round rings become more D shaped from wear on the inside of my hand… and soooo many scratches. I would think that an everyday SS ring would last 3-4 years before looking very beat up.
Thankfully the only stones I lost were plastic/CZs. I would never put a diamond in SS prongs. I have only ever had one SS ring snap on me, and it was very very dainty.
Post # 11
Just don’t wear it in a swimming pool.
Post # 12
Mine is currently SS but I’m okay with it being sterling and expect it to last many many years. It’s not crap thin silver either.
So if you get a nice thick one, get a silver polish cloth and have it inspected every few months just like you would gold, it’ll hold up just fine.
No way this sucker is goning to break.
Post # 13
I have a sterling silver ring that I wear everyday. All day. No matter what I’m doing. I’ve had it for about 12 years and it still looks great 🙂
(Mine doesn’t have any stones so that might make a difference.)
Post # 14
I had a SS ring that I wore daily for 5 years. It bent easily and was never quite round. It eventually broke.
I have replaced it with a new SS ring that is sturdier (thicker). I have work in daily for 2.5 years now and it has not bent. I doubt it will evern break like the first one did. I’m expecting it to last for many more years.
What I’m trying to say is, it really depends on the quality of the ring. How thick is it and how was it manufactured. One SS ring does not equal another SS ring.
Post # 15
Look into Helzburgs line of silver jewelry, thats where I got mine. They have a great white sapphire line out called Sapphire Esente.
Post # 16
Hell mine couldnt be a forever ring, because of the basket style of it wont allow me to reasonably wear a wedding band.
I might look into the one of their other white sapphires as a forever ring.