Post # 1
Okay, so Mr. KM and I were talking about tungsten bands in the car the other day and I was explaining to him that alot of bees in the hive were concerned about their husbands having to get their fingers cut off if it got stuck since you couldn’t cut the ring off. (I’ve also heard that’s TOTALLY not true and that they can cut them off at the hospital now, but that’s besides the point.) Anyway, I was telling him this and he looks at me absolutely incredulously and asked “Under what circumstance would you have to cut it off? I mean, really. How often does that actually happen?” and then I was stumped.
Under what circumstances would you have to cut a ring off? And what are the chances of that actually happening? Now that I think about it, it seems highly unlikely.
Post # 3
LOL, this is a funny question! Maybe if it got stuck in something. For example, inside part of a car engine, or stuck on the garbage disposal?
Post # 4
I think the only time it happens is if something increadibly heavy crushes your finger. Plus, I think with the way tungsten is, it would probably shatter if it was hit that hard, instead of bending to your finger. I wouldn’t worry about it because it is so unlikely. I don’t let my husband wear his when he is working on cars though because it could get caught on some of the pokey metal things (see how much I know about cars!).
Post # 5
umm….good question! Maybe if you have an allergic reaction and your hand swells up and the ring is cutting off circulation to the finger?
Post # 6
LOL I wasn’t worried about it, it just struck me as amusing because his reaction was “that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard”… he’s so logical it’s funny.
Post # 7
Insect bites/snake bites would cause the finger to swell, breaking a finger, some type of allergic reaction… And due to the swelling the ring may have to be cut off.
My mom had to have hers cut off when my brother was born due to swelling fingers.
Post # 8
Actually, I take that back. My dad almost had to have his wedding ring cut off. He’s gained 100+ lbs since getting married over 30 years ago, and he was having hip replacement surgery. In order to get the IV set and him prepped for surgery, they needed his ring off. Luckily, they didn’t cut it – they let him keep it, since it wasn’t going anywhere…. but for a day or two, he thought it was getting cut off!!
Post # 9
The only thing I can think of is if you somehow got your finger all swelled up so that you couldn’t get the ring off. If you crushed your hand. Hmm… I guess that’s all I can think of.
Post # 10
My FH’s father had his cut off because his finger had a cut that got infected- so his finger swelled up and they had to cut his ring off (it was cutting off circulation). To this day he still has the cut in the ring (he never got it repaired) and if you ask he’ll turn his ring around for you to see.
Post # 11
Actually as a nurse I have seen a LOT of rings having to be cut off – everything from just regular swelling, to putting on a ring you wore 20 years ago to it getting stuck in something.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
LOL, that’s a great question, and I have no idea!
Post # 13
I mentioned this to chemistry geek when we were discussing bands for him and his comment was, “honey I work with things all day that could eat my entire arm off…I think it getting stuck on my finger is the least of your worries”. Comforting response huh? LOL
Post # 14
The jeweler that we saw when we were looking at told us that it was a good idea for Manfriend to get a Tungsten ring because they do shatter under really strong pressure. He drives a car hauler and all of the decks that the cars sit on are operated by hydraulics. I think the best idea is to talk to the jeweler about which metal is a good idea for your FI. In our case, if his hand were to be squished by hydraulic decks and he had a gold ring, it would just bend and cut off circulation to his finger. But if you do have to go to an ED for a medical emergency, they can squeeze the ring with vice grips or hit it with a hammer and it will break without damaging the hand.
Post # 15
I want to second what Mattel said. FI got a tungsten band and the jeweler told us that there are two pressure points in the band where it will break if it’s put in a vice or hit hard enough.
Also… if you’re guy is like mine, and works with his hands, it’s probably best just to leave the ring off when he’s at work/working with his hands. That would be the easiest way to keep all of your fingers!
Post # 16
My mom had her wedding ring and engagement ring cut off once-my dad accidentally slammed her finger in the side minivan door and I think she ended up breaking that finger.
When she went to get it repaired, she had a bad experience. She picked up the ring, and the jeweler said that the ring was really kinda old looking, and that it had a little dent in it that they fixed. Well, it was a brushed/antique finish or something like that, so it was SUPPOSED to look like it looked. And the notch on the wedding band was where the diamond from the engagement ring sort of sat on to connect the two. She was devestated.