Post # 1
So FI and I are looking for rings. He’s got his heart set on a tungsten carbide ring he saw and loved, but I’m having a hard time finding it. Heres a picture:
We recently found out about Ceramic rings. Anyone have any experience with these?
Anyway, if anyone has come across one like this let me know!!! I looked all over etsy and seen a few close but not quite.
As a sidenote, anyone have/getting engraving on their rings? FI’s favorite movie is LOTR and I’m slightly obsessed with the Hunger Games. He joked we should get his engraved with “One ring to rule them all” and I could get “May the odds be ever in your favor”.. all I said was may the odds be ever in your favor indeed. Hahha kinda funny for a wedding band I thought.
Thanks for the help bees!
Post # 2
I have no idea where to find that ring but just wanted to comment I’m a LOTR fan too and that quote would be pretty awesome on my ring! Doubt my SO would ever agree thou haha
Post # 3
That looks like a Triton ring. http://www.tritonjewelry.com/Jewelry.action?search=&facets=groups.name:Wedding%20Band&selectedFacets=primaryMetal.name:Tungsten%20Carbide&jewelry=17213
You can’t engrave tungsten rings–the metal is too hard. You can’t size them either, you have to order them in the size you want. With Triton, you buy the size you need and then you can send it back to them for the life of the ring as your FIs finger size changes. One thing to know about Tungsten is that if there is ever that freak accident where paramedics would normally cut off a gold ring (where you could melt it back together), they have to shatter off a tungsten ring (too hard to cut).
Some of the tungsten uses black ceramic instead of black tungsten as the contrast. I’ve read that the black ceramic is considered a better material by some. My FI ring is black tungsten–in pictures he wanted the dark gray tungsten but in real life it wasn’t dark enough. He really liked the ones with the black ceramic, but it was too sharply black for him. The black tungsten, to his eye at least, appeared softer.
Also know that tungsten is HEAVY. It’s not light like gold. I can’t imagine wearing his ring all day long. He wanted a heavier ring, so the Triton rings gave him not only the look he wanted, but the scratch proofing and the weight he wanted. But it exhausts me thinking about wearing it. Also note that when I had him wear it around the house to make sure it was the right size, he noticed he was hitting things like the stairwell banister and realized that the ring would take stuff out because it was so hard. Part of this I think is a man not used to wearing rings. But the other part I think is that nice tungsten rings like Triton’s are well-made, thick, heavy, and hard.
Not trying to talk you out of it–I love the ring and if we didn’t buy that one we would have bought another one–they were really the only ones on the list except for doing one of theirs custom because I didn’t like some of the features. They are so much cooler in person. But, they do have some weird quirks.
Post # 4
Scooper7: I actually think this is the ring–it has the two-tone. I couldn’t find it on the Triton website, but I could find it on a jewelers (know nothing about the jeweler, just googled Triton rings)
Post # 5
Scooper7: I don’t know where to find the ring you are looking for, but a Bee recently posted that her hubby loves LOTR and that she was going to get him a ring from ETSY. She was kind enough to share the link with me when I asked her since my hubby is also a LOTR fan.
Post # 6
Scooper7: We ordered from Tungsten World.com. AMAZING selection. We love it. http://www.tungstenworld.com/Tungsten-Wedding-Bands/