Post # 1
So, my fiance and I have been looking at men’s wedding bands (tungsten, titanium, white gold and stainless steel) and after weighing the pro’s and cons of each – we’re still kind of stuck on what to get. So, I’m interested to see what choices you’ve all made and why you made the decision you did :o)
Post # 3
My husband chose his because well he’s the one wearing it so he should choose it!
He’s very simple so he did not want anything ornate. He looked into the different metals such as tungsten, titanium, cobalt etc. We also looked at wood ingrained bands and various other custom options. While they were “cool” he & I felt that they were the fads of the moment. We both thought our wedding bands should be something more timeless. So he then looked at white gold vs platinum. I was pushing for him to get platinum because it’s a sturdier metal and when it scratches the metal is pushed to the side while with white gold the metal is gone. Being a guy with a physical job and always working around the house etc I felt a sturdy metal was important. Ultimately it came down to price. The prices I was able to find, the same exact band in white gold vs platinum was only like $2-300 difference. So I felt that it was worth it to go for the platinum and he agreed.
As for style again he’s very simple so no celtic knot or ingrained details or anything like that. Just a simple flat comfort fit platinum band.
Post # 4
we chose tungsten carbide for FI’s ring. its much more heavy duty than regular white gold and was the nicest style he liked. It has lines etched in to create texture and the center ring is black it cost about 450 from zales
Post # 5
In the end, my fiance will definitely be the one choosing what he wants, but I think right now he’s a bit overwhelmed by all of the different choices, lol.
Mine is a simple guy too – and his only requirements are that: it’s inexpensive (he says he’ll probably lose it in a few years anyway, lol) yet sturdy —- but not too sturdy to where it wouldn’t ever be able to be cut off in an emergency. I don’t know this is true or not, but he’s heard horror stories of people not being able to get their bands off and lost fingers.. .. Yipes! So, that’s why he’s worried about the tungsten and/or titanium.
Post # 6
My husband chose black tungsten carbide and he loves it. The brand is Triton and we got it for around $250 although it was originally $300. Here’s a picture.
Post # 7
My fiance also chose a Tungsten Carbide. He liked the style the best, and the price! It was only $100 from a local jeweler.
Post # 8
We went with tungsten carbide as well. My fiance liked it’s weight & durability. We only bought his to exchange at the ceremony, he hates jewelry & plans on getting a band tattooed, so I liked the $45 price tag 🙂 We bought from Amazon:
Post # 9
@CaptainSpaulding: I love your band! We’re getting married in 3 weeks and we’ve yet to find our bands. Oh man. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!
Post # 10
Fiance chose his ring. he chose a yellow gold band with small diamonds on it adding up to 1ct. he loves it! it also is the matching band to mine. he wants to have some bling on his hand too! LOL
Post # 11
@CaptainSpaulding: I love your band, too! And I’m sure my guy would love the $45 Amazon price tag on the one your man choose :o) In fact, he’s been looking at some (under $100) at overstock!
Anyone know if the tungsten bands can/can’t be cut off in emergencies?
Post # 12
My Fiance chose a white-gold band for much the same reasons as Gerbera’s. He was planning to go tungsten or titanium, but when we looked at them, he felt they looked like they were more of a fad and he wanted something he will still love when he’s 80. He liked a white-gold one and opted to get the package where he can get it rhodium dipped every 6 months to take care of the scratching issue. I really love his ring.
Post # 13
@SophiaPetrillo: Thanks! haha- you better get on it girl! 🙂
@Miss Stella: Thank you, I actually purchased mine from Overstock- they have a great selection & prices- would highly recommend. Tungsten cannot be cut off, I think everything else can be.
Post # 14
My Fiance and I looked at the tungstens, but went with white gold because the tungstens can never be resized.
Post # 15
@mandb122: My FH chose the same ring, just in silver!
Post # 16
We just got my husbands upgrade ring–His other one was sterling silver & it was bent & scatched all to bits. We went with Tungsten Carbide for his new ring & he loves it!