Post # 1
FI and I went to the local jeweler yesterday to look at wedding bands, and we found a super cool black ceramic ring for him. I thought we were going to get titanium, but the ceramic honestly looked better, and the price was dramatically lower than the Ti band we had originally picked out online.
The jeweler said that ceramic bands are really strong and don’t break often, but I’d like some anecdotal evidence to back that up. Does anyone here have experience with ceramic rings? How strong are they, really? I’d hate to have to replace FI’s band if it shattered sometime down the line.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Bump? I know ceramic isn’t a super-popular ring material, but someone here’s got to have one!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Dixon Brewer Park
my husband got a titanium band with camo inlay when we got married, then a few months ago he lost it so we ordered a black ceramic band with camo because in the picture he liked the black with the camo, sadly when it came in the camo was more pink and brown then green so he only wore it until i could order another (maybe a week or two) he has a pretty rough job (working on cars) and it was fine, online it was described as durable, he got another titanium band with camo then found the first one go figure, so he now has three lol, he like the look and feel of the black ceramic the best tho just wont wear pink camo lol
i’d go for it.
Post # 4
My FI and I went and looked at bands last week and the sales clerk highly advised against them. I don’t know if she has heard horror stories or what but she said they only have them on display because its part of a line they carry. She said “I’d rather sell you nothing than sell you a ceramic ring”. That was surprising to me, so I left it at that. Might just be one persons opinion though.
Post # 5
Thanks for the input, ladies!
MrsKimball921: It’s a relief to hear that the ceramic held up for someone who works heavily with their hands, even if it was only a few weeks. Sorry to hear the camo wasn’t to his taste. FI’s will be black-only so hopefully he likes it if we do end up ordering!
FutureMrsBex: Oh, no. That’s a little discouraging, lol. We looked at quite a few wedding bands at various price points, and the jeweler continued to recommend the ceramic even though we were willing and able to spend more. I found elsewhere online that since ceramic and tungsten, etc are less expensive than other materials, some salespeople exaggerate the fragility so the couple will buy a more expensive ring (and they get a bigger commission). Maybe that was the situation? Idk.
When we go back with our final decision, I’ll ask about a warranty. Or I’ll get FI’s band added to the insurance policy of my wedding set. Blah. It’ll work out.