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Hello forumers. Soon we will have wedding and need to buy (or make) wedding rings. As our love story was rather unusual (we got aquainted via online dating service http://romancecompass.com) so we would like to have unusual rings, especially designed for us with our names in the inner part. Who can recommend anything?

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Many many people can do engraving using a variety of techniques ranging from holding a point with the hand to using a laser to vaporise the material to a well-defined depth. At both extremes - and everywhere else in the middle - there are skilled and, ahem, less skilled operators.

 

Ask whoever you are considering to show you examples of their work so you can see for yourself whether the quality is what you expect!

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Hi Sem, welcome to Diamond Review!

 

Your post may be a bit too late... Alis last posted here in October last year.

 

Are you seriously recommending silver for a wedding ring? I think it's way too soft for something that is going to be worn 24/7.

 

Finally, please note that self-advertising is not allowed on the forum.


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Agree - silver is easy to model. However, it's also soft - for an item to be worn every hour of every day, in my opinion it's not suitable.

 

Re: advertising: I would suggest you put your site address in your signature. Apologies if I misunderstood your purpose in posting it above (we DO get a lot of spam, primarily from people that post a link once and then disappear forever).


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There's a reason - beyond oxidation/tarnishing - why silver as a mounting material for jewellery went out of fashion once platinum entered the market. The reason is because it's soft: you need far less platinum (volume) to stand the same force of a much thicker silver part. Vickers hardness of sterling is no more than half as much as a typical gold alloy (HV 75 vs 140-200 annealed), and even spring-hardened sterling (which AFAIK isn't really possible for typical jewellery, unless you only want to have wire-work) is only HV 140.

 

I see what people manage to do to platinum/rhutenium and yellow gold rings that are HV >150, and I'd be scared of the liability (or even just the fuss and reputation loss) for repairs if I were to use silver. In my opinion, it's a very nice material for some things, but not for jewels that are going to be worn regularly and in exposed positions, like wedding rings.

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Ok, now i understand your point definitely tarnishing problem occur when we use silver regularly and we need more care of it compare of other metals. So, gold is also best option for the marriage occasion, somtimes platinum is not affordable for everyone.

some silver won't tarnish so easy


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"Sterling silver" means nothing in the context of tarnishing. Is it alloyed with only copper? If so, it does tarnish, and quite easily. Does it contain about 2-4% of germanium? Then it doesn't tarnish.

 

The real issue with silver in jewellery that is worn on the hands and 16-24 hours/day (that is: engagement rings) is hardness; silver is SOFT: it pits, it nicks and it bends.

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If you want purchase diamond ring, you can find a unique and reasonable diamond rings at Pawn Shops located in Chesapeake. You can also sell your old gold and diamond jewlry and get enough amount.

Jeff I think people don't buy used wedding ring


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Do buy your wedding rings online and get them customized the way you wish. There is an amazing benefit of shopping online; you get impressive deals and offers, especially in this time of the year. Furthermore, you can find a wide variety of products; one among them will definitely gratify your desires.
Many online jewelry stores like Gemvara, Angara, tiffany, etc. have come up with a fresh, exquisite collection lately. Explore something very sparkling and get it designed in your own way.

 

 
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