How to measure the resistance of a ring before buying it?
Sep 3rd 2022
It is important to choose a durable ring in the sense that it will save you from the later costs for repair and maintenance. When you buy a ring with the right metal, the right size, and 18 carat, you can feel at ease that you can use it everywhere and all the time without worrying about it breaking. But how to measure the strength of a ring before buying it? In this article, we have explained the methods for this work. Stay with the Amin jeweler’s blog.
The need for ring resistance
One of the most common reasons for a gold ring to break and bend is that the metal that makes it wears and thins over time. The more you wear the ring, the more likely it is to wear; It means that it will be thinner than the moment of purchase and as a result it will break quickly. In some rings, this erosion process is clearly visible.
Therefore, you should consider durable metals for rings that you intend to wear every day full-time. For example, platinum is one of the best options for everyday use. Of course, the expensiveness of this metal may make you think of buying it. But know that buying platinum is cheaper than yellow gold or even white gold in the long run. If you don't have the budget to buy platinum, go for colored gold. For example, rose gold is made from a combination of pure gold and copper metal and is more durable than pure yellow gold. Or you can even choose low-grade gold for your permanent ring. These type of gold is stronger than high-grade gold due to impurities and the presence of other metals in it.
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Tips for measuring the strength of the ring before buying
The points that you should keep in mind to measure the strength of the ring before buying include the following:
Pay attention to the gold carat of the ring
One way to make sure your ring won't wear down too quickly over time is to choose a reliable metal. Basically, soft metals are not suitable options for jewelry that is supposed to be used on a daily basis. That means, for example, high-grade gold are softer than low-grade ones, and as a result, they are less durable and stable than cheap models.
Note that 24 carat gold is too soft to make gold artefacts with, and that's why we don't have any gold jewelry or jewelry that has 24 carat. But comparing 18-carat and 20-carat gold, our suggestion is 18-carat gold because it is stronger and more durable.
Don't go for narrow stilettos
Some rings do not have thick walls and this problem can be easily seen in their appearance. Therefore, preventing yourself from buying such rings will save you money. Our reason for this claim is that metals wear down over time and as a result thin rings wear and break much faster. As a result, the gold artifact will break or bend and you will have to repair it and pay for it. So, what better way to make sure of its long-term durability by checking the thickness and diameter of the ring bezel from the very beginning. If the elegance of the ring is very important to you, we recommend that you go for metals such as platinum, which is very strong.
Choose the right ring size
Another cause of ring band thinning is changing its size. Enlarging or reducing the size of the ring is done from its band. In this way, they cut the ring, put it back together and finally polish it. All these steps make the ring thinner. Therefore, the surest way to prevent the ring from getting damaged is to buy a ring that is the size of your hand so that it does not need to be resized.
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Of course, fingers may become thinner or fatter over time. So maybe it needs to be resized. This is another reason to spend your money on a solid and thick ring.
Repair the ring stirrup before it breaks
Since it is not possible to prevent the wear process of the ring bezel, we recommend that you take the ring to a jeweler to replace the bezel completely. In this way, the thinned tread is replaced with a new and thick one. Or, cut off the part of the ring that is worn and replace it with a piece of new gold. Of course, the durability and stability of this repair method depends on the metal used for this type of patch and callus.
To prevent the ring from breaking or corroding, you can take it to a goldsmith every two years to check the ring and make sure that it is not possible to break it. Of course, if the gold is of high quality, it is better to repeat this once a year.
Points to follow after the ring is broken
Gold is a soft material and its surface is easily scratched. Therefore, remove it from your hand during hard and heavy physical work.
Note that repairing a gold ring that has gems and precious stones is a bit difficult. Because the repairman must be careful not to damage the gem and its base during the process of rounding the ring and not to bend or loosen the base of the gem.
Hard metals, which are less likely to bend, have higher repair costs. For example, repairing and welding a broken tungsten ring will cost you much more than repairing a gold ring.
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Do not expose the ring to extreme heat.
In general, if you use the ring only for occasions and parties, it will last longer and retain its shine and beauty for a longer time.
Keep your jewelry separate from other jewelry. It is better to put it in a cloth or bag and then put it in the box. Or put it in a separate box altogether.
In this article, we have explained thworgaat choosing a durable ring is ultimately in your best interest because the burden of additional costs for repairing and restoring such jewelry is removed from your shoulders. Finally, let us remind you that in Amin jeweler, in addition to all kinds of women's and men's rings, we also offer other handmade gold such as necklaces, rings and bracelets. All these products are made of 18 carat gold and the quality is guaranteed.