Post # 1
My FI and I have started looking for his wedding band, and he’s really fallen in love with tungsten rings. He likes the color and the fact that it never gets scratched. However, we’ve also heard that they can shatter easily when dropped on something like a tile floor, that they’re hard to resize, and that in an emergency it’s basically easier to cut off your finger than cut through the tungston (I’m not sure how realistic/probable that scenario is).
Any bees out there whose husband wears a tungsten ring? What do you like/dislike about it?
Post # 3
My DH has a couple tungsten rings, one is yellow gold plated and one has a black stripe. They were both inexpensive. He likes them, he’s pretty rough on his rings and he has not shattered any yet, I got them a half size larger so there would be room if his hands were to swell up.
Post # 4
My husband has a black tungsten ring and he absolutely loves it. He works with his hands all day, and it hasn’t scratched. Since it is black, the color has faded a little almost to a dark gray, though. It was super cheap and he actually has 2 backups, haha.. we ordered them online and the sizing wasn’t quite right, but we decided to keep them just in case something happened to his ring while working.
Post # 5
My husband has a tungten ring. It is a silver color. He works mainly outdoors doing surveying and is hard on his ring. It does not have any scratches or fading color on it and is a little over a year old.
Post # 6
@leahthehun: My husband has one and he loves it! He wears it all the time and it never scratches like gold does which is amazing because he is a mechanic
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club
My DH has a silver tungsten ring, and absolutely loves it. This is his second one because he’s working on lossing weight.
The rings depending on where you get it are relatively inexpensive. I highly recomend them.
Post # 8
Eek I never heard of the emergency situation you stated. That’s scary! my husband has a tungston carbide ring – he loves it. He works construction and if he was going to wear a ring to work he needed something sturdy. His is a charcoal grey color. We have been married 3 years and he never ever takes that ring off. It holds up remarkably well! Within the past year he has discovered (from a buddy who also has a tungston band ) that it also doubles as a beer bottle opener Lol. even this doesn’t damage the band.
Hope this helps!
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I like the color and price ($40) and he also works with his hands a lot and not a scratch ! It is a little big though so well probably get one a bit smaller.
Post # 10
Dh has a tugnsten ring, it’s silver and camo. We ended up ordering the ring about half a size too big for safety reasons. The ring has stood up considerably well for what he has put it through, although he has somehow managed to chip it a scratch the silver parts, but not overtly noticably.
Post # 11
My husband has a white tungsten ring & he loves it (& so do I!)
We like that it is virtually indestructible, but one that we are shocked by is that it has developed little tiny scratches that I didn’t think were possible since tungsten is supposed to be impossible the scratch. They are very tiny and not noticable, and I believe they can be buffed out, but still, a little bummed.
Post # 12
DHs wedding band is tungsten. It can’t be resized but with our warranty if he needs a bigger size they’ll swap it out for free. He’s a pilot in the Air Force and he has dirt bikes that he works on so we needed something that wasn’t going to scratch with how often he works with his hands. He loves it, no scratches or shattering so far!
Post # 13
Tungston isn’t the smartest choice. If anything happened they’d have to cut his finger off to get the ring off because the metal can not be cut.
Post # 14
DH has one, its a tungsten carbide – so pitch black, no pattern. He likes it because it wont get destroyed easily, it was one of the few that had no “shinies” (diamonds/etc) in it, and also that it will win in “ring wars” (the guys at our old church used to spin their rings like spinning tops and see which one bashed the other off the table). XD
It was also inexpensive, so i figure if it ever needs to be re-sized, we could just buy another (only about $200), so the lack of ability to resize isnt really an issue for us. Additionally, they ARE able to be shattered, which is a good thing – it means that the ring can be removed from his finger for medical reasons should it ever need to be (my reasearch said that most hospitals have the tools to just shatter the ring/they CAN be removed).
It is also the COMPLETE opposite to mine, but in the end it was much more important for me that he have something that he likes and that he will wear, than something that matches mine but he doesnt like.
Post # 15
No Tungsten Carbide cannot be cut off in an emergency. It must be shattered off (which I am informed the majority of hospitals are equipped to handle). While quite tough (aka scratch resistant) it is also very brittle (if you put a large amount of pressure on gold it bends but the same pressure will shatter tungsten carbide). FI has been wearing his ring for the past 2 years and there isn’t a scratch on it. On the other hand as another poster noted her DH’s ring has small scratches and that is only possible if it is exposed to a harder material. Translation- diamond and moissanite are both hard enough to scratch tungsten carbide.
The down side: I have had to make the rule that FI cannot cook with his ring on because he keeps scratching our cookware.
Post # 16
Not yet but he really wants one.