(Closed) your thoughts on sterling silver engagement rings/wedding bands

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think there have been a lot of threads on this topic, but I think the general consensus is that they tend not to hold up as well as some other metals because they can corrode and are pretty malleable. So from a sheerly practical standpoints, other metals may be a better choice.

If I could do it again, I would’ve looked into getting a palladium ring.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I remember when looking up metals someone saying that silver was the perfect metal to use as a symbol of your relationship. While it may take a beating, if you take the time to clean it up and take care of it, it’ll be as beautiful as the day you bought it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I hate silver, so soft and bendy. As a temporary solution I think it works but not for ‘forever rings’

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

As someone who has beaten the heck out of my 10k gold ring which is way harder than silver, silver is way too soft to keep as an everyday ring forever. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I disaagree…I have silver jewelry from as far back as the ’40’s. I think silver is a wonderful option to gold and platinum, since the price of the other metals is super high right now. I think you can alwaysuprgrade the metal later.

Moissanite in silver is a wonderfully economic option for a beautiful ering!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I wouldn’t do it. I have a silver ring that I wore 24/7 for over 2 years and it looks so chewed up and the metal has completely lost any shine it once had. I’ve had my 14k white gold engagement ring for over a year that I abuse the crap out of and that I wear to the gym all the time and it still looks perfect and shiny without a single scratch.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I do love silver, but I would worry about sizing it, should my weight fluctuate. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have an onyx ring set in silver that my mother got at an antique store in 1969.  Next to my ering it’s my favorite piece.  The metal has a lot of character and is absolutely beautiful.  But yes, it is fairly soft.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I personally prefer SS rings… I have never had any issues with silver… and have rings from 20 years ago…

But, I have reactions from regular yellow and even white gold sometimes…

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have many sterling silver rings (I can’t wear white gold) and I regularly have to take them to a jeweler to get re-rounded because I bend them out of shape.

Based on that experience, I would never trust silver to hold a diamond or valuable stone in an e-ring for fear that the prongs would get bent and lose the stone. I think a plain silver wedding band would be fine, though.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@brid32bee:  No way. It’s a fairly soft metal so it’s easily bent, and it tarnishes way too easily… even with daily wear. I personally would not want to go silver for the wedding ring/band route unless it was a temporary set. Even then I’d probably just save up for something gold or platinum.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I couldn’t do it because I found out that I have to wear at least 10K gold or my fingers would rash up. Otherwise, I don’t care what kind of metal your ring is as long as you value it.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Not a good option for a forever ring, but is a great stand in.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Mum has worn her silver rings for 25+ years and they look aged (‘patina’). She never takes them off, she works in a hands on job in the medical field and they look great. I can see why people think silver must be too soft but honestly my experience of it has shown they hold up beautifully

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