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So my husband has already broken his wedding band (I know bad mojo but we’re still really happy!) so we need a new one. The guy who made his band was supposed to replace it but I’m losing faith that’s actually going to happen since it was over 2 months ago that we contacted him and it wasn’t very expensive anyways so it’s no big loss. It was a wooden band that was two different woods that really shouldn’t have been used together since they expanded differently to humidity.
Anyways, if anyone has a recommendation for an inexpensive wedding band (maybe from etsy) let me know. We dont want anything pricey because if he doesn’t break it he will lose it. – I know there’s ring insurance but he’s just not into rings and also against getting anything pricey that he knows he’ll lose it (only an extreme amount of harping aka constant reminders would prevent this from happening, which I have no desire to do). He has thin fingers and big knuckles so also rings mostly irritate him.
I’m just going to use a permanant marker and write married across his ring finger soon. Not really, but he says he feels sketchy telling people about how great a wedding he had and all the stuff we’re doing and then them seeing he’s not wearing a ring and get questioned about it.
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- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
haha i love the idea of the magic marker, that’s awesome. i’m sorry the wedding band broke! i don’t have any suggestions off the top of my head, but know a lot of bees got some really great rings for low prices, and you could find their posts by clicking on “rings” in the “Tags” section. sorry not that helpful. i just also wanted to bump this because i *know* people have recommendations out there!
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Thanks for the bump, I’ll have to show him the fingerprint bands and see what he thinks.
Does anyone have a wooden band that’s held up? That’s what he’d prefer to have, but I’m just worried since it only took a few months for his band to split between the two pieces of wood.
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I just bought FI’s wedding band here: http://www.titaniumkay.com/Mens-Tungsten-Carbide-Rings-100401.html — the ring is GORGEOUS (we got the “Kozma”), and Tungsten is supposed to be one of the hardes materials out there.
The price was a LOT cheaper than I was expecting to pay, so I “splurged” for the engraving as well.
If only my band was cheap too…
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Look up Tungsten rings (tungstenworld.com) or at many jewelry stores. They aren’t too expensive (which means I got to spend more on my ring haha) My husband’s is made of Tungsten which is indestructable (trust me he has tried just becuase he knows it’s not possible). Our jeweler, where we got it from, said alot of guys are getting them these days. they also have different designs in case your husband is like mine and doesn’t want a traditional ring.
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Mu husband has a tungsten ring that we got off of Amazon. It’s not currently available anymore, but there are a ton of Tungsten and Titanium rings on Amazon for under $60 (his cost $20).
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- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I saw a gold band once that was engraved with a wood grain pattern on it. 😉 It was pretty cool, but it wasn’t inexpensive. I’d just get a $50 gold ring from iweddingband.com, or a titanium or tungsten ring that won’t break.
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Also check out Overstock.com, my FI’s band is from there and it is also Tungsten. We paid $60 for it.
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We bought my FI’s ring from http://www.kodega.com/
It’s titanium, very unique, and was less than $100. The customer service was very good as well.
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Try http://www.tritonjewelry.com they have rings that are made of tungsten, titanium, stainless steel. My FH got a tungsten ring, with a tenth of a carat of diamonds in it and it was $360. If he doesn’t care for rings try the titanium, its an extremely light weight alloy thats super strong. After a few minutes of wearing one in the store my FH forgot he had a ring on and he never wears them. They’re all very reasonably priced too!
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I got my FI a tungsten band from West Coast Jewelry for about $50. They have pros and cons to that material but we went with it because of the price.