Posted on by Jen Townsend


I don’t use silver for wedding rings or engagement rings for a couple of reasons. I don’t recommend setting diamonds in silver because as the silver tarnishes, the stone will have a darkness underneath which will undermine its sparkle.
While the cost of silver is much lower than gold or platinum, silver is prone to damage and wearing away. Its density is too low to stand up to a lifetime of everyday wear, and I believe as the symbol of a union, wedding rings should be built to last. If cost is a major factor, consider palladium. Its price is in between silver and gold and it is a beautiful durable white metal in the same family as platinum.

There are other non-traditional options available today, like tungsten, titanium or super hard ceramic. They are very affordable and durable, but cannot be sized or repaired, so bear that in mind. I do not work in these materials, but can order bands for you. Get in touch with me and we can discuss your options!

Written by Jen Townsend

Jeweler, sculptor, creative.

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About Jen Townsend

Jeweler, sculptor, creative.