Post # 1
My honey and I are getting married this June and I thought I would do something a bit different and order a Custom Tungsten Ring from the “CT” Custom Tungsten website. Well I feel a bit foolish because I was had… Being a man with a ton of pride I hate it when I get a bad deal, I thought I could trust the online places now adays but it seems not.
I ordered a Tungsten Carbide ring size 10.5 Black dome style comfort fit with engraving inside of our names. Well the ring arrived suspiciously quick for a company saying they had to custom make the ring. It arrived in Ontario the day after I ordered it, Did they really custom make it? or was it already made? i don’t know.
Anyhow the ring arrived a half a size to small, and there is a strange scratchy finish that is really obvious especially in the sunlight.
I discussed the problems over the phone and they said they were sorry that the ring didn’t fit, I told them I was a machinist and I had measured it with precision calibrated measuring tools, and it did translate into a size to small. They said if I had read there warranty I would already know there is no returns.
Well looks like I have a crappy looking wedding band I could wear around my neck like some Lord of the rings hobbit, ha ha.
Buyer beware, Online ring sales you will get jammed if they make a mistake!
I have a dispute open with Paypal but I am not expecting much out of it.
I will keep you all updated,
Post # 3
@BikerGroom: aww nuts 🙁 I’ve been perusing websites looking for FH’s ring, but I’ve always been wary of anything online. The prices are nice, but I’ve found you get exactly what you pay for. I found a gorgeous tungsten ring at Kay for FH that has grooves in it (from the side it looks like a gear and that is awesome because he’s a biker too!) and a black diamond (my ring is a black diamond) so it fits both of us together. Good luck with getting everything sorted out!
Post # 4
If you are still interested in a tungsten carbide ring I have had good luck with this site:
The ring I ordered for FI wasn’t custom but he has been wearing it for the past 2 years with no issues. They will let you change your size free of charge but we haven’t had the need to. If you have to get it resized they will charge you to engrave your new ring but when I bought the ring it only cost $35 for the engaving.
Post # 5
I ordered my FI’s tungsten carbide wedding ring off of Amazon. I believe it was $10. I definitely wouldn’t pay those department store prices. We actually ordered around 8 of them in total so he could try different styles (we have Amazon Prime so the shipping/return shipping was free). I definitely recommend checking out Amazon. They have a TON of different styles.
Post # 6
@BikerGroom: I almost ordered from there, but found that tungsten rings on ebay were SO much cheaper- like only $10! I’m sorry you had such a bad experence.
Post # 7
I am looking for rings for the FI. Thank you so much for the info. I will stay away from this site! Sorry about the bad experience but thanks for sharing!
Post # 8
I’m sorry you had such an awful experience! I don’t know how some people sleep at night knowing they rip honest, good people out of money.
@s2bmrscook: I just bought FI’s ring off of Ebay for $60. It’s Tungsten, and he LOVES it! Shipping took like two days. I bought it from this seller. Great quality! 🙂
Post # 9
I’ve been looking at amazon.com and I see a TON of rings that are exactly what FH wants. My only issue is how much they cost. I would feel terrible knowing I paid less than $100 when my e-ring cost him $2500 and my enhancer is another $1100 :/ I know it’s not about the money, but I can’t help but feel a little bit guilty.
Post # 10
@s2bmrscook: I had the same feeling at first but then I remembered that FI is the biggest bargain hunter I know and would NEVER let me buy it at a chain store with a huge mark-up.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I also had a great experience with Larsons. The ring was slghtly to big but that was an error on the person who measured my FI fingers not them. With my ring it is automatically covered for life for resizing and accidental damage but you have to pay $40 but thats because of the make of the ring (triton) and and not Larson. Their other non Larson rings are covered by some type of insurance too so i highly recommend them
ETA: Pretty sure Tungsten is not supposed to scratch
Post # 12
@s2bmrscook: My husband is absolutely a cheapskate at times and insisted if he was going to wear a ring, he didn’t want it to be costly. I bought his tungsten ring off Amazon, for $30, and he loves it. It’s a great looking ring, too!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
@s2bmrscook: I had the same feeling. I know my FI doesnt care bout material things but it irritates me that he NEVER buys himself anything special and always goes without to make others happy.
I insisted on buying him a named Tungsten ring because of it (cost $309 on sale, a compromise) and he understood my need to make him feel special and was grateful for the consideration it but I really dont think he wouldve cared if it was $50.
Post # 14
I just texted him and said, “there are a lot of rings on amazon that I think you would like” and he texted me back saying he found one. So I guess it doesn’t bother him!
Post # 15
Thanks for the Heads up I will have a look, I am going to order a new ring so any help, helps.
Post # 16
Wow cool I will check out Amazon for sure thanks for the heads up.
Lots of help here