(Closed) Will an 18k 1.5mm band wear out, break down the road?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@AlbertaBride: Hmm. I’m curious about this. I have a 1.5mm band too, but it’s 14k white gold.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

More importantly…why aren’t you posting a picture with your post? 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

gold in any karat will wear out, especially that thin, I do believe. however, I actually like that–you can even get a new one in 40, 50 years! I’d like my relationship to outlast my ring. wouldn’t that be something? :}

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@patchy: Aww. That’s a sweet way of looking at it. I never thought of it that way. But, I can see the day that my ring finally does give out, if it does, I’ll probably be VERY upset.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@AlbertaBride:

I wondered the same thing about mine, as I have the same thing. I am not terribly concerned about it though.

After 25 years of marriage, my Mom noticed her Engagement Ring band was wearing thin around the bottom (where your palm is) from years of wear. She just brought it in to the jeweler who rebuilt it by adding gold back to the band. Easy peasy.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yes if they wear thin they can be rebuilt, all rings that are 1.5mm will wear, but actually gold will wear faster when paired with a different gold, so if you have an 18k rose gold ring and you wear it with a 14k ring it will wear out your engagement ring very very fast.

You should get 18k Rose gold to match it will be less likely to wear out. If you want it to last longer you need to buy a thicker ring.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@AlbertaBride: oh Im not sure, I wear mine all the time and was told to ensure I had the same gold. Even then it will probably take years and year to wear down. Its not hard to get them built back up anyway.

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