Post # 1
The FI wants a black tungsten or titanium ring. The exact ring he wants has that black color to it, in a 7mm. We’ve run into a few problems –
1. No one sells a 7mm, only 6 or 8.
2. Everyone seems to have some sort of logo inside the ring that says "titanium carbine" but the FI hates that.
3. He wears a 10.5 and a lot of places won’t sell a half size.
These rings aren’t that expensive so I’m not worried about the cost. Anysuggestions for where I can get one that my FI will love?
Post # 3
Make sure this is really a ring that he’ll love. This material can’t ever be resized or reshaped (unless they melt it down and start the design all over).
We considered a ring of similar material…but settled on white gold, after realizing we wanted to be able to resize & repair it in the long run.
Post # 4
As a metallic engineer, i’m going to recommend a different metal. Depending on what your FI does for a living, tungsten and ti are not always a good thing to have on your hand. Tungsten is really heavy, but Ti is really light. Often, it is cut off a person if trauma or swelling ever occurs. EMTs now carry vices to shatter the ring off a patients’ hand, but I know my FI was real worried about the whole situation. Like Miss Pinot Grigio said, you can’t reize it. Do you think your FI will stay the same size forever? Or that it will be ok if he ends up with multiple rings over a lifetime? My FI wanted one ring, not a new one every time he gained or lost 20 pounds.
You could have it custom made. It’s a cast material so it’s not difficult to have created. Metals are usually stamped to indicate the maker though and to indicate any alloys it contains. Even my gold engagement ring is stamped on the inside.
Post # 5
My husband has a tungsten ring and he loves it! He is a body builder and wanted something that wouldn’t scratch since he uses weights alot. We got his ring through Helzberg. Their rings run small and my husband had to get a 10 when he normally wears a 10.5. Also, Helzberg offers free lifetime replacement if the ring stops fitting… they cant resize it but they replace it with a new ring of a different size!
I don’t remember if they carry the solid black ones but my husbands is like a gun-metal silver with a black stripe down the middle of it… and when we were in the store they had about 20 different styles to choose from
I would check out helzberg!
Post # 6
Look at overstock.com. I just saw very similiar if not the same ring for under $70. If you’re concerned about resizing many jewelry stores will send Tungston rings in for a replacement size so it’s possible to get the right size at any time.
Post # 7
We got my FI’s titanium ring at Shane Co. – $300
Post # 8
Ok, seriously you can go to ebay and look up titanium rings. They have a ton. Please do not pay over $150 for it, it is totally not neccessary. I found the exact same ring we looked at Jareds on ebay, the difference? The cost! Jareds–$300, Ebay $50..hmmm and I have it and its the exact style and fit. I understand some guys only want one ring forever but these are more easy to replace in any situation. I do beleive they have different sizes and widths. Please check it out!
Post # 9
Oh, I forgot to tell you that bidz.com is another great place. I got my husband’s ring (he wears a 7! impossible to find) for $85 with shipping. Everything there starts out at $1.
Post # 10
My ex had a tungsten ring, that we searched the world for, and hated it after all of that. He didn’t like the weight.
Post # 11
With your concerns, I’d suggest finding a jeweler that will trade it in for another size if it doesn’t fit. Yes, you can find better deals on ebay, or wherever for the rings, BUT, if it doesn’t fit in 5 years because of weight gain, etc, then you have to buy a new one…
If you go to a jeweler, they will replace it for free. That’s what we did. We found a better price online – from a reputable source and our jeweler matched the price. And then, we have a lifetime guarantee.
Post # 12
weddingrings.com has tons at amazing prices!!
Post # 13
I just bought a Tungsten ring today! We looked at both Titanium and Tungsten rings and Tungsten rings are much better because they’re less scratch resistent, they are heavier, and they last longer. We got our Tungsten ring for $100 at a local jeweler. I did my research before purchasing and did a lot of cost comparisons. You can find amazing deals on Overstock.com but I didn’t have time since the wedding is in 2 weeks. They have rings that start at $50!!!
Unfortunately, Tungsten rings do NOT come in half sizes. Because they are the hardest metal, you can’t cut them like you can platinum to have them resized.
If you want the name of my jeweler, let me know. He has been in business for over 30 years and he’s great. I highly recommend him and couldn’t say more about the great service I got at the best price (since you don’t know what you can sometimes get online).
Post # 14
We got DH’s titanium ring for $60 from Titanium Kay..they might have some good options.
We actually decided to purschase two sizes in case he ever went up in size…hw would have an identical ring!