Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/silver with gold


Hello. I wear a gold wedding ring and I like to wear a silver ring along with it (on the same finger), however, I was told that this combination might cause a reaction ruining my wedding ring. I would like to know if this is actually true??

Dear Sahar,

The different hardness of the metals may allow one ring to wear slightly quicker than the other at the side where the rings meet.  This should not be significant. You may notice a little gold on the silver ring when the gold is a quite high karat or you may notice a little silver color rubbed onto the gold ring.  None of this is a concern.

There is no reaction created from wearing the rings together.

Jewelry artists have joined the two metals in fanciful and lovely designs, using the different colors as a treat to the eyes. There is no problem with using the metals together.

God Bless and Peace.   I truly do wish you peace.  Thomas.  

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