(Closed) Sterling Silver ering and wedding ring?

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

Silver has the benefit of being relatively inexpensive, so when it does get all scratched up and bent out of shape over time, you don’t mourn for it. My ‘promise ring’ is silver and I’ve had it for close to two years now. It’s scratched and bent up, but I have never been gentle with it because I knew it wasn’t a precious metal I’d have to treat with extreme caution. I cook, wash, garden and exercise with it. One time I exposed it to sulphur on accident and it turned straight up BLACK. I almost fainted when I realized. Thankfully the oxification was reversible with a good salt and foil bath. 

So while silver doesn’t make for a durable forever ring, it does stand up to abuse and you’ll be more likely to forgive yourself if and when you do scratch and damage it.

I am upgrading to gold rings so I’ll have to learn to be more gentle to my rings, haha.

Post # 19
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Helper bee

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ecouchgirl83 :  Wow! This is a gorgeous ring,very unique.  Where did you find that, never seen it before and Im an online ring stalker.lol

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have a silver RHR that i’ve worn pretty constantly for the last four years. For awhile, I never took it off. Slept in it, cooked in it, did gardening, cleaned, frisbee golfed, made pottery, you name it (Im awful at being careful {clumsy} and I’m right handed). I just gave it a good study and there is one incredibly hard to notice scratch on a part of the band… like…  less than 2mm long. Other that that, it’s pristine. I wouldn’t worry about it, if that’s what you want! But if you are getting gemstones, I’d get the prongs/actual setting in a stronger more durable metal, as a precaution. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Just my 2cents, I may be biased because I have a sterling silver set myself, however I have been a jewelry lover since I was a child and I have always worn silver. Every once in a while I will wear white gold but silver is my first love.  Silver will be fine as long as you dont get sulpher or bleach on it, one turns it black the other yellow.  Neither of which cant be rectified with a polishing cloth, but it is a pain and takes some real elbow grease.  Silver scratches but no more than gold which also scratches, silver can break if the band is extra thin as will gold if the band is extra thin.  There are silver peices of jewelry in the museum from ancient times so that is a pretty good indicator of how long it will last. My set is 1+ yrs old and i suppose it has a few scratches but nothing that you can really see without super close inspection. I have solid silver bracelets that belonged to my grandmother that she recvd when she was younger than me and she passed abt 10yrs ago at the age of 85.  If you love the ring that you have found and you want it in silver for whatever reason, get it. Silver is a precious metal and it performs like a precious metal, there is nothing cheap or inferior about it.  Im also a wire artist and work in silver and gold wire and everyone always says silver is softer but the truth is that gold is softer, silver contains more alloys and it allows the peice to hold shape and form much better than gold. In manufactured peices like the ones we buy for jewelry, gold is very durable but it is not stronger than silver, it just isnt.   hth:)

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I know some people especially on the bee will say silver is not a forever metal.  But, I’ve worn silver jewelry forever.  I really think it would be fine, really.  To be honest you would not dunk your hand into bleach or whatever with a gold band either.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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hsharp2001 :  found it on ebay.  And thank you.  I wanted something different that suits me and my FIS personality yet durable enough to withstand the test of me lol.  

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Oh yeah and it should be in any day now.  I’m so excited  so as soon as it’s here I’ll post most pics. 

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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sweetsept07 :  eBay.  This particular ring seller offers free shipping.  Money back satisfaction guarantee.  They are an amazing seller and whatever price they post you can offer something and they will honor your offer most of the time. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

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ecouchgirl83 :  Awesome! Would you mind sharing the name of the seller? 

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Don’t mind at all Blueworld5

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

They have great communication.  Great prices.  Free shipping.  Money back satisfaction guarantee.  Fast shipping.  I have no issues with them.  They also give an in depth description of what you will be getting.  They have some beautiful rings.  I have a 1 carat 9k round ering but it sits really high.  I’ve already knocked the stone loose.  I’m always doing something with my hands.  My fiancee is aquamarine.  He’s a pices I wanted to get a ring that reminded me of him.  He’s an awesome man.  

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Helper bee

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ecouchgirl83 :  lol, I understand, I have a super low profile setting for that exact same reason. Ive been considering a bezel set for my rhr and this one is stunning. Thank you so much for the info. Please post pics when it comes in, I cant wait to see it!

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