Hi Dave...My fiance and I were looking for a wedding ring for myself, and I have found one that I like. The ring I found says that it is Platinum Over Sterling Silver. Here is the link so you can see the ring. http://www.palmbeachjewelry.com/products/detail-Platinum-Over-Sterling-Silver-DiamonUltra-Cubic-Zirconia-Wedding-Ring-Set-47624.cfm My questions are; Will the platinum strengthen the rings finish and make it last longer? Will I have to get it re-plated often? and how expensive is it generally, to get a ring of this size re-plated if necessary? I am not a person who needs real diamonds or high priced jewelery to be happy, as long as it looks good and is of good quality, that's all that matters to me. In your opinion is this ring I'm considering, good quality and price? Best regards, Michelle
The platinum plating will help extend the life of the finish a bit - but it will not avoid the inevitable.
The rings will still need to be re- finished and re-plated. How often is hard to say it - it depends on how the individual wears the ring and under what conditions.
Sterling Silver is a fine metal for fashion rings but I would not recommend it for a wedding set - I would stick with diamonds and gold.
Take Care, Dave