Post # 1
good evening bees ; )
my FH wants a cobalt wedding band from Kay jewelers because of the work he does for a living.
were on a budget our wedding budget with honeymoon is 13,000.
what do you ladies think about a sterling silver diamond wedding band from Kay jewelers?
iam in LOVE with this ring
Post # 4
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
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
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
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 # 8
@xlittlemissbridex: he wants to replace it with a really nice band in a few years ; )
but i do love ss and i love this ring. its from kay jewelers so its not cheap ss
and it has diamonds ; ) my Ering set him back some my e ring is white gold and he paid over 3k for it plus he threw us an engagement party that was 1,000 catered with all out family and friends. with our wedding budget being 13,000 thats with honeymoon included.
all i need is his love and i got it. i do love that ring and i dont think i would ever want to replace it. as long as you buy good quality sterling silver you never have to worry.
Post # 9
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
@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
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
Im with other that I wouldnt do it, not because it looks cheap (it doesnt), but because of longevity.
Post # 13
- 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
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
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
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.