(Closed) What’s your ring metal? What’s wrong with silver?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: My engagement ring is made out of:

    Yellow gold

    Rose gold

    White gold




    Other (please explain what)

  • Post # 3
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think silver may not be sturdy enough to wear every day but I might be wrong.

    Post # 4
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Silver is nice, but probably wouldn’t last a lifetime like gold or platinum.  Silver tarnishes, whereas gold and platinum do not. It’s up to you though in the end, if you like silver better, then go for it! My ring is white gold and I love it!

    Post # 5
    1759 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I believe that MissAsB is correct. Sterling silver isn’t typically used for engagement rings or wedding bands because it’s not sturdy enough. That being said, my Fiance has a sterling silver ring that he never takes off. It looks pretty beat up (scratched up and a bit bent). . . but still okay.

    Post # 6
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

    I wouldn’t suggest silver only because it is softer making it more prone to denting or breaking, especially if worn over a lifetime.  Most jewelers also do not resize silver rings, so you should consider that as well.

    Post # 7
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Silver is soft and tarnishes easily. I like it, but not for heirloom quality jewelry. I went with white and rose gold.

    Post # 8
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have white gold 14k.  Get what you like/want, and thats that.  I’m not sure about the durability of silver over many years, but, there’s only one way to find out.  I think silver is quite pretty though….good luck doll

    Post # 9
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I agree that silver is not very sturdy and it tarishes.  It would be a lot of work to keep it shiny.  I won’t own silver jewelry for just that reason.  My set is white gold.

    Post # 11
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You also cannot clean silver in the cleaner that they use at the jewelry store so if you’re getting a diamond/gemstone you won’t be able to have it nice and clean and sparkly. With the other bees saying it isn’t sturdy enough I’d just be concerned with the stone falling out.

    Post # 12
    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I believe you can also have an allergy to silver.  It’s not as common as a nickel allergy, but it’s possible.

    Post # 12
    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have platinum. It’s softer than silver, but the metal doesn’t chip off, it just gets displaced, so any scratches can easily be buffed away. I also like the tone of platinum and the way it gets to looking a little aged.

    Post # 13
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Silver is not tough enough to endure the lifestyle of a e-ring or wedding band. I have worn silver rings before and they wear down quickly and start to get stained and discolored

    Post # 13
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Silver isn’t as durable as white gold or gold. And it does tarnish. However, with white gold expect that you will have to get your ring replated at some point during your lifetime. I have a 14K gold solitare which we didn’t pay an arm and a leg for if you are worrying about cost. I just recommend you do some serious shopping around.

    Post # 14
    5976 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yeah, I would agree that silver isn’t sturdy enough to take the wear and tear of an every day ring. That and you would constantly need to be polishing it since it tarnishes so easily…especially from the oils of your skin.

    I have platinum, and I love it. It’s all about your own personal preference though.

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