My Wedding Ring Is Scratched – What To Do

By Kathy •  Updated: 11/17/21 •  3 min read

You can’t always trust your ring to last forever. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to pass it down to your children, but what if the ring is damaged? Is there anything you can do? Let’s take a look at what you can do if your wedding ring is scratched.

What is a Scratch on a Wedding Ring?

If your wedding ring gets scratched, there are some things that you need to know about it. Scratches in the surface of the ring aren’t uncommon. There are actually many different types of scratches that can occur. There are tiny scratches in the surface of the metal and then there are deeper scratches that go through the metal.

When people talk about scratches on their wedding rings, they’re usually referring to tiny scratches in the surface of the metal that don’t go through it. They usually aren’t a problem and they’ll usually disappear over time with some wear and tear or even just exposure to dirt and dust particles.

If you have a ring that has deep scratches, then you should probably take it to a jeweler and have them look at it. The jeweler will probably be able to tell you what type of damage your ring has sustained and then he or she can give you some options for how to repair it. There are a few different ways that the jeweler can do this, but in most cases they’ll need to polish the surface of the metal so that it looks nice again. They may also need to fix any other damage that your ring has sustained such as cracks or dents in the metal. In many cases, a ring will be fine with only minor repairs like this and there are no permanent damages done by it.

How can the wedding ring get scratched?

The biggest cause of scratches on a wedding ring is usually the metal itself. The metal that is used to make the ring can be quite soft and it can be prone to getting scratched or damaged. If you’re concerned about your wedding ring, then you should make sure that you purchase a wedding ring that has a good amount of protection from scratches.

Another common cause of scratches on a wedding ring is dirt and dust particles. When you wear your wedding ring, it’s going to get dirty over time as well as sweaty or sweaty. You’ll also find that your hand gets oily and sometimes it will get caught in a door handle or something like that. These are all things that can cause tiny scratches in the surface of the metal, but they don’t go through it like deeper scratches do.

How to protect your Wedding Ring from Scratches?

The best way to protect your wedding ring from scratches is to keep it in its case whenever you’re not wearing it so that it doesn’t get dusty or dirty or caught in any other type of object when you’re not wearing it.

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Kathy

Kathy is a freelance writer who specializes in writing about all aspects of a wedding—from the planning to the event itself. She graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney (yes, Australia!), with a degree in media and communication. She also became an American citizen and loves her new home country. Kathy has somewhat of a boho spirit and enjoys some great rock-n-roll music. She is married and enjoys working from home with her husband, who’s also a writer. They both try to get out as often as possible by taking long walks, visiting wineries on the weekend, and more. While they don’t yet have kids, Kathy and her husband have plans to expand their family in the next year or two!