(Closed) Men’s wedding band metal?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My hubby chose 10k white gold because he likes white gold and 10k is hard and he needs that for his job and we have one that has a brushed finish on it so it will hide all the scratches..he only had it dipped once since he got it and he really doesnt care if it is shiny or not…MEN!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My FI chose white gold for his band. When we first started looking, he just liked the look of the white gold rings better and so did I. We ended up seeing a white ring that we both loved- it has a hammered look around the center and microbeading around the top and bottom. I would’ve loved to have found a ring in a different metal to save money, but it came down to really being happy with something he’ll wear the rest of his life. A few of my friends’ husbands have tungsten rings and have been happy with that choice!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine has tungsten.  He likes it because it’s simple and durable.  He especially likes that it will maintain it’s appearance even if he wears it all the time.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A satin finished dome….black ceramic! He liked the simple dome the best and the darker metal combinations, but was worried about getting it off if he messed up his finger (a very good possibility…..he couldn’t even try rings on when we were looking because of a recent tae kwon do incident).  He really liked the idea of being able to simply break the ceramic ring with the squeeze of a vise AND that it is pretty cheap to replace if it ever does need to be broken.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My FI chose Tungsten. It is pretty scratch resistent and will maintain its finish.  He won’t wear it at work though as he’s a mechanic and it would be dangerous if it got caught on anything while he was working.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

FI wants white gold. Zales actually showed us rings in stainless steel, Triton, and Tungsten and the over-time wear is so visible. Even more so if there’s a design on it – it wears off over just a few years’ time. I think it’s better to get it re-dipped than have a ring that has years of wear on it that can’t be prevented or repaired.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t agree with that. I spoke with our jeweler about Tungsten and since any etchings, engravings or designs need to be done with a laser, the design on a tungsten ring will not wear off (unless you intentionally tried to scratch it off or really wanted to damage the ring).  Jewelers work off of commission so I would be wary of what they tell you, they may want to upsell the white gold since it is more expensive and try to sway you from from the more economical tungsten, triton, etc.  I also know several people who have non-gold or platinum rings and their rings look brand new.  It is all personal preference.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My husband got tungstun carbide cause he liked the darker color of the metal.  He’s had it for about 9 months now and it still looks brand new, not a scratch and he never takes it off. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Katie1359:  Actually, the rings in the other metals were more expensive than the white gold ring FI wants. And we saw rings that were in for repair/resizing. They were visably worn and dull looking. I’m not bashing the metal itself and maybe it depends on what usage the ring sees daily.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BetterSherm:  That could be a possibility.  Tungsten rings cannot be resized, if it does not fit they need to order a brand new ring.  I think it all depends on the owner and their lifestyle.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My FI wants platinum and I said no, LOL (too expensive!) but mine will be in platinum because my E-ring is in platinum.  He will not wear it on every day basis due to his job.  I guess he will wear it maybe 20% of the year so we might opt for white gold or titanium or tungsten (whatever is easy to engrave).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@zeelee82:  My hubby does not wear any jewelry whatsoever so when it came down to picking his band I thought we would never find one that he would wear. He ended up chosing a comfort fit black titanium band with a white gold inlay and he never took it off since we got married almost 5 years ago. When he tried it on he said it was very light and could barely feel it so he was sold on it.  

 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We walked into Jared expecting to buy DH a tungsten wedding band.  After looking at everything in the case, though, we ended up getting him one that was stainless steel.  He loves it.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My husband loves high quality, expensive stuff.  He is always looking for a good deal, and he loves to shop.  So, of course I had to buy him a platinum band!

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