If you are planning to make your own wedding rings and have chosen to use sterling silver, you'll be happy to know that it's very easy to mold, weld and polish. Silver is also an excellent material for texturing and embossing. Silver, once considered more valuable than gold, is one of the oldest precious metals used in the manufacture of jewelry. It's also the most affordable of all in today's market.
Like gold, pure silver is too soft to use alone, so it mixes with copper or other metals to create sterling silver, a more durable alternative. The white shade of the moon mixed with the history and glamour of metal make it one of the most popular options for those looking for a luxurious look at a lower price. Silver is a popular choice for wedding rings because it is polished to a beautiful mirror finish and has one of the whitest and most reflective metal surfaces. Another reason why silver is a favorite choice for jewelry is that it costs less than other metals: it is more abundant in nature and is easy to shape.
It's also incredibly malleable and ductile; it's one of the few metals that can be beaten into thin, delicate sheets of leaves or pulled to form a strong wire. Most silver rings are made of sterling silver. Sterling silver is very practical and has been used to make wedding rings for centuries. Since silver is a precious metal, this gives value to silver rings, although they are much more affordable than other precious metals such as gold, platinum and palladium.
I know, it seems like we're trying to tarnish the reputation of sterling silver here, especially with that horrendous pun. We just want to make sure you're informed when you set up to buy your wedding ring. Yes, silver is a classic and can be an excellent ring option. However, it is not without difficulties and dangers.
Ring materials have come a long way in recent times and the options have really opened up. Although most tungsten carbide is silver-gray in color, this metal comes in a variety of colors, from black, as in this tungsten carbide wedding band with 8mm matte hammered edge from Blue Nile, to white, like this classic comfort-fit wedding band, to pink, as in this shiny carbide wedding band tungsten by James Allen. Silver has been used in wedding rings for hundreds of years, but as other, more durable alternatives, such as platinum and white gold, became available and grew in popularity, the demand for silver wedding rings declined. If you're looking for a versatile metallic wedding ring that anyone can wear, a yellow gold wedding ring is one of the best options.