(Closed) Wedding ring scratched

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

18k is pretty soft , so i would think it would be normal pending how hard you are on your ring

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yikes!  I know 18kt is the softest, so I would expect it to show some scratches, but that seems really soon.  I would talk to a local non-chain jeweler and see what the recommend for care and prevention of scratches

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Unfortunately, that’s totally normal.  I believe 18k gold is the quickest to “yellow” up as well, becaues my old 18k ring sure did.  You should get free polishes/inspections for life if you’ve bought from a reputable jeweler, and they’ll buff the scratches right out and turn the ring back white again easily.  Take it in at least every 6 months, 3 if you’re feeling ambitious.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

normal… everyday wear and tear.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have an 18k gold e-ring. all it takes to scratch any ring is to accidentally knock it against something harder than it. so, that could happen any time, even on the first day. I recommend you wait it out.

when your ring looks perfect, even tiny scratches are going to be really noticeable. but if you wait it out, over time the tiny scratches all start to kind of blend together, developing a soft sheen. individual scratches will be less and less noticeable. you are never going to keep your ring perfectly polished all the time, trying that will make you crazy.

also, polish is like extra-extra-extra fine grit sandpaper. every time you get it done, they are removing a very tiny amount of metal. if you got your ring polished really often, after many years, your ring could become too delicate and would have to get it built back up again. I’d recommend not polishing it more often than maybe once a year.

for me, I’m only going to polish mine if I get a BIG, deep scratch.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have an 18k gold band and yes, it scratched that fast as well. 18k gold is REALLY soft – it will happen over the life of the ring, for sure. Eventually it gets scratched enough that it just looks like a super subtle texture. I actually like the way mine looks now that i’ve been wearing it for 9 months!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs P: I’m so glad you asked this! I got my ring on June 4 and was starting to worry about it too! This made me feel a whole lot better!

Also *high five* for yellow gold! I love my yellow gold!

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