- Oct 10, 2016
If someone works with their hands a lot, and they need something that is strong and will stand the test of time, which would be the best metal to go with for the setting?
A lot of the old plat. settings survived because they were not worn every day.Rockdiamond|1480090914|4102520 said:Razz- when we are considering strength of a metal to be used in a ring – you must consider things like harder metal is more brittle, softer metal less likely to break.
For my money platinum is the best choice for long term durability. This can be borne out by looking at old jewelry. If it was made from gold, there's likely tremendous wear if it was worn a lot – while platinum can stand the test of time better.
Very true a friend of mine lost his finger because his wedding band got caught in a machine.Diamond_Hawk|1480096768|4102559 said:Hi Razz,
Are you asking for an engagement ring or wedding band? Other than the metal, the setting style also matters when it comes to durability. A pave setting, for example, may not be the best choice for some one working with their hands, no matter what metal you use for the setting.
In any case if the person is working with their hands around large, high powered or dangerous equipment it is always recommended to not leave the metal rings on the hands - if they get caught in a piece of machinery the hand can take a significant amount of the damage which is never a good day.