What is better sterling silver or white gold?
Sterling silver is less durable than white gold which is why most people choose the material for everyday wear items like their wedding band. White gold is more durable and is likely a better choice for jewelry you plan to wear every day to ensure there is little damage to your piece.
Can you tell the difference between sterling silver and white gold?
You can tell sterling silver and white gold apart by searching for the hidden 925 on the jewelry piece, indicating the sterling silver composition. White gold is actually yellow gold combined with an alloy such as nickel, silver, platinum or palladium. Durability: Sterling silver will last decades with proper care.
Is sterling silver bad for a wedding ring?
Chosen for its strength and beauty, sterling silver has a lifetime of durability. Pure silver is very soft, making it a poor choice for an everyday ring, such as an engagement ring or wedding band.
Does white gold look better than silver?
White gold has a shinier, more brilliant white appearance than silver. The white color originates from a composition that mixes pure yellow gold with alloy metals such as nickel. When the rhodium mixture on the surface of white gold wears off, you’ll need to find a jeweler to put new rhodium plating on it.
Will sterling silver turn your finger green?
925 Sterling silver CAN turn your finger green (or black). It is definitely LESS common than with costume jewelry but still very possible. There is no way to know until you wear it and it can change over time.
Can you shower with white gold jewelry?
Wearing solid gold jewelry, white gold or yellow gold, in the shower will not harm the metal itself, however it can reduce the shine therefore it is not recommended. Showering with gold plated jewelry can eventually cause the gold layer to wear off completely, therefore you should definitely refrain from doing so.
Why is sterling silver so cheap?
Sterling silver is much cheaper than costlier metals such as gold, and yet, fake imitations of sterling silver jewelry are wildly sold in the market. A jewelry is considered to be fine silver if it contains 92.5% (or more) of pure silver but pure silver is too soft to be used without another metal.
How long will a sterling silver ring last?
So how long do sterling silver rings last? If wore all the time, On average, sterling silver rings last between 20-30 years, if well maintained, but If only worn occasionally and properly stored they will last forever.
How long does white gold last?
How Long Does White Gold Last? So, if you’ve just purchased a gorgeous new jewelry piece, you might wonder about the average lifespan of rhodium-plated white gold. Generally, white gold should last 1-3 years before requiring replating.
Can you shower with sterling silver?
Though showering with sterling silver jewelry on should not harm the metal, there is a good chance that it could induce tarnishing. Waters that contain chlorine, salts, or harsh chemicals will affect the look of your sterling silver. We encourage our customers to remove your sterling silver before showering.
Can I wear sterling silver everyday?
In conclusion, you can wear sterling silver every day, but you must do so carefully. Regular wear prevents premature tarnishing ONLY if you avoid wearing it when participating in certain activities. Remember: avoid moisture, open-air, and chemicals if at all possible.