Post # 1
My FI and I went to the store this weekend to get an idea about wedding rings for him. Our wedding is this Fall, but between the two of us, we pretty much know nothing about jewlery. My FI doesn’t even own a watch, so getting a ring for him is a pretty big deal.
So anyways, he apparently has giant man hands. He isn’t overweight, he really just has huge hands and huge feet (I’m thinking of so many jokes right now). The largest ring sizer they had is a 15, and that didn’t fit. So apparently that eliminates all metal’s except gold. Is that true?
The clerk advised us against gold, because it can dent easier. My engagement ring is white gold and I haven’t had an issue with it yet, but I do now that gold is very soft. Do your men have gold rings? How have they held up?
The clerk was pushing Tungsten, but I don’t like the idea that it can never be sized again. Plus, it apparently can’t be made in a size bigger than 15 so that wouldn’t work anyways.
Post # 3
He could always have a ring custom made, which if his hands are that large you might have to do anyway, so he could have whatever metal he wants.
Post # 4
Gold can dent easier, but it will hold up to daily wear for years and years. The only thing about gold is in a large size and thickness, it’s going to be really expensive. I’d go with titanium or tungsten through a custom jeweler. If price isn’t an issue, gold shouldn’t be an issue if that’s what you’d like. A custom jeweler should be able to make large sizes.
Post # 5
@Bostongrl25: You can get tungsten in sizes bigger than 15. In fact, amazon.com offers up to size 17 (that’s where we bought ours). My fiance really preferred the stronger metal, even though I was concerned about the inability to size. They’re such a reasonable price, though, that if he needs a bigger size in the future, we’ll be able to easily afford a new ring.
Post # 6
ever thought of making your own rings? My FI and I just made ours with the help of Wedding Ring Workshop, at least then you can pick your metal and size it right to fit his hand, my guy has larger fingers too so it was hard for him to even try anything on to see if he liked it- so we made ours and coulndt be happier with the results.
Post # 7
I hadn’t thought about a custom ring, we are on a pretty tight budget. I wouldn’t even know how to get started. I will look into that option.
Post # 8
How much do you want to spend, and have you checked out Barmakian? We got FI’s ring from there and it’s made from Palladium, which a white metal (like white gold, silver, platinum) but it’s less expensive than gold and platinum, more durable then platinum, and more rare, too. It can also be sized, unlike Tungsten.
We spent about $800 on his ring, but the same ring in other metals would have been $900 – $1200.
I would only get Tunsten if you’re looking for something super affordable.