(Closed) Will an e-ring and wedding band of different metals SCRATCH each other?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I saw your post this morning and was hoping that by the time I saw it again, you would have responses.  I am curious as well.  My e-ring is white gold and my band is platinum.

Post # 5
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

i was just noticing with my ring that they are scratching each other where they rub ion my finger. i’m not getting them sautered together but it looks like it can just be buffed out.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it will matter if they are different metals or not. They won’t “bang” but your rings rub together no matter what. They twist, turn; normal wear and tear so they do scratch each other.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t know about different metals, but I know that a diamond will always scratch a metal.  Maybe ask your local jeweler?

Post # 9
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

@red_rose: they are both platnium but one is 950 and the other is 900. the 900 is getting a lot more scracthing then the 950. And i’ve notices my 900 band is already slightly bent (been wearing it for 3 months) which doesnt make me happy!

Post # 10
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858 posts
Busy bee

i’m not sure but if you want to always wear them together having them soldered together would solve that problem. The best advice I could give would be to ask a jeweler and even if they did scratch couldnt you have them buffed out?

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I’ve worn regular rings stacked before, and the tungsten one scratched up the stainless steel one pretty badly.  The tungsten ring is still as shiny as new, though.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When I bought my rings the jeweler told us the harder metal ring  will always wear down the softer ring over time. So it’s best to get the same metal/same carat gold.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am an engineer, and we have a stainless steel pinky ring called the “iron ring”. In one of our engineering classes, I remember the prof saying how left handed people (you are supposed to wear it on your dominant writing hand) can scratch up their gold wedding rings with it. That’s stainless steel and gold, but I imagine any different metals would have an effect on each other.

Post # 14
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This too was a worry of mine. I wear an 18 kt white gold solitaire next to a 950 platinum milgrain edge band to pretty much everything day in and day out. So far so good in 3 months! It might just be the fit of the rings next to each other– or lack thereof. They were far from being a bridal set, obviously, but they seem to work together not being soldered because there is often a tiny gap between them. I do hear them clanging together when I jerk my hand suddenly. Used to annoy me, but it seems to do little damage as I’d feared and I’ve grown to actually like the jingle. Just make sure that if you do have a gold e-ring (all gold is softer than platinum) the prongs are thick so if any rubbing does occur over time you don’t risk damaging the prongs and losing a stone.

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