(Closed) would you get a sterling silver diamond wedding band?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: sterling silver diamond wedding band
    its beautiful sure why not : (54 votes)
    42 %
    no it looks cheap : (74 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I totally would have done it until I saw someone on the bee bring up the fact that gold is just plain more durable than sterling silver. Now, I don’t think I would. Your e-ring and your wedding band are meant to be forever items. Things you are going to wear everyday for the rest of your life. (I have to keep telling myself to keep myself from feeling guilty about the price of the rings..lol)

    However, I do have two other rings that I wear on a daily basis, just as I do with my e-ring..and they are both sterling silver..AND neither of them look too bad.

    I guess all you’d really have to think about is if you have to, if you’d be alright with replacing it in 5-10 years or so or whenever it might start getting beat up and scratched.

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it is beautiful and shouldn’t matter what metal it is made of only you will know anyway. I think if you love it then that is what matters most because you have to wear it both my wedding band and E ring aren’t the same metals. I just fell in love with something different. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It’s gorgeous!  I would be worried about it wearing over time.  Silver not only tarnishes, but is also relatively a soft metal.  It will last a few years but not forever like a hardeme metal will.  If you’re comfortable upgrading later then go for it!  If you want a forever ring I would go for gold or platinum.  I’m someone that’s rough on jewelry though.  Some people might have better luck with silver than I do.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s not that it looks cheap, it just isn’t as durable as gold.  If you dont’ mind having to replace it years down the road, though, then I think it’s a beautiful option!

    Post # 9
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We bought a sterling silver ring which we plan on upgrading down the line, I love it. I know it wont last forever but put it up when the new one comes along, maybe in the shadow box I plan on getting

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @HisNightOwl2014:  I don’t think it looks cheap but like others have said sterling silver is a lot softer than gold and not intended to be worn every day for 75 years (god willing).  As long as you’re ok with the prospect of eventually having to replace the ring I say go for it. 

    Post # 11
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    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’ve voted no, but not because it looks cheap – I think the picture is lovely. But only for the fact that gold will be better quality and will last longer, be more durable and not tarnish.

    Post # 12
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Im with other that I wouldnt do it, not because it looks cheap (it doesnt), but because of longevity.

    Post # 13
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    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    I have one, I love it. My only concern was matching metals, since white gold looks different when they’re next to one another. We solved that by just doing the mixed metal thing though. I am lazy and didn’t look at your picture, but if I were you I would get a band with some texture(etching, milgrain, hammering, etc) so that the scratches are less visible. That’s good advice for any ring though, if you’re worried about showing wear. My feeling is that I wear it every day, life happens, this just shows it. As it goes through life with you it picks up scars–that’s normal.

    Post # 14
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    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The guy I dated in college got me a silver band…that was too small but I wore it around my neck for almost a year. And it completely tarnished and scratched and looks really really bad now… get a stronger metal.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i voted no. not because it “looks cheap” (it doesn’t), but simply because it won’t hold up as well as gold

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s beautiful and I’ve had sterling silver rings to last FOREVER – I’d go for it.  I’ve heard that rhodium plating helps keep the tarnish away so you may want to check into that.

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