- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
Actually, my engagement ring is a silver claddagh ring with an alexandrite in a bezel setting. I’ve had an all silver Claddagh for almost 10 years before that and it never ever tarnished. True, it scratched a little, but I also wore it everyday and for hard physical work, too.
Now, my fiancé actually asked the jeweller about this silver/white gold thing and he was told that silver isn’t that much softer than gold at all. If you look at the Mohs scale for silver and gold, they both have a 2.5 – 3. Also, apparently white gold needs to be cleaned every couple of years? So, sterling silver was definitely the better option for us, as we both don’t earn tons of money.
I’d recommend not wearing silver while you clean or handle chemicals, but apart from that you should be fine.
I don’t know if it is a good choice for holding stones in prongs, honestly, but with the bezel setting that isn’t really a problem.
I don’t have any issues with silver. My right hand ring is silver and I wear it daily yes it does tarnish and I polish it quite often it only takes a couple of minutes. I also wear silver earrings and a silver necklace daily. All of my jewelry other than my engagement ring and wedding ring is silver and I haven’t had any issues
I’m considering a silver wedding band, they’re so much cheaper than white gold and I don’t want to pay hundreds for a 2mm thin bit of metal lol
I have been using a diamond ring in silver with rose gold for over 3 years and it’s perfectly fine, you only have to clean it more frequently but it still looks beautiful almost like new.
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