Post # 1
Jewelers have a tendency to lie in order to try and get you to buy more expensive gold or platinum rings. They will commonly tell you that you might lose a finger in an emergency situation with a tungsten ring. Well this video clearly shows that is not true. It upsets me that they steer people away from getting an affordable ring they love, only to scare them into buying a more expensive product.
Post # 3
That is so wrong! The jewelry we went to didn’t do that and that just happens to be the kind my future hubby chose. But when we told people they often said, “what happens if you lose a finger” and we were like huh? I bet they’d been talked out of it before and now that rumor is spreading.
Post # 4
I heard this too when My FI fell in love with a tungsten ring but then I did the research and found out how it was untrue – so we are definitely getting a tungsten ring!
Post # 5
I’m glad you guys got what you wanted! I keep hearing and reading about people who are scared into other products because of what jewelers tell them about losing a finger. Tungsten is one of the hardest metals (virtually impossible to scratch), but at the same time it is still brittle enough that you can apply enough pressure and break it off of your finger fairly easily. Hopefully this thread will help educate people so they aren’t scared by greedy jewelers who are trained to upsell!!!
Post # 6
Yeah our jeweler told us about the losing a finger thing too when we got my hubby his tungsten ring. Where do they come up with this stuff??
Post # 7
They told us that too, but FH didn’t like the tungsten rings anyway so he wasn’t even considering them. However, I don’t know if I would want a vice grip coming at me either!
Post # 8
I found my fiance’s tungsten ring on Overstock and it’s awesome! I think it was only about $60 too!!
Post # 9
In the video, he mentions that tungsten will break before it bends, and that’s absolutely correct. One of my friends, who is VERY hard on jewelry, managed to crack his tungsten ring. They’re durable, but not indestructible!
Post # 10
very good to know. my fiance really likes this type of ring, but we havn’t gone to a jewler yet. i added this to my favorites incase we come across someone shady and they try to talk us out of it!
Post # 11
I am so glad somebody said the word I’d been thinking of for so long..UPSELL.
They try that w/wedding dresses, and apparently now it’s trickled down to guys’ wedding rings.
My coworker (guy) married early this summer. I remember asking him about the ring and what metal he was getting and he said “anything but tungsten. I don’t want to have to have my finger cut off if I’m in an accident. Same thing w/platinum too”.
Hmm. I never heard anything about platinum either come to think of it other than his comment.
So glad to know this is definitely one false rumor!
Post # 12
You’ll only lose a finger if….IF you get into a major accident, your finger swells up massively, and that ring isn’t cracked off ASAP. You’d have to have that ring on SO long all the tissue in your finger would die! So, maybe if you were in teh forest for 5 days….but unlikely =]. It COULD act like a tournequet for your finger…but it would have to be on there a very long time and cut off all your blood supply. Kind of a freaky thing, right?
It’s becoming standard for paramedics and firefighters to carry vices that break tungsten rings, so it’s not really an issue anymore. They’ll cut your gold one off in a heartbeat, too, so either way you’re looking at some damage
Post # 13
It’s true that it’s hard to cut tungsten rings off, but how often is this necessary? My friend’s husband is a firefighter, so in his case, yes her avoided that material, but unless you do something for a living where you are more likely to have an accident? I wouldn’t worry.