(Closed) Tungsten carbide wedding band!? Help meehh.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, that is way too expensive. We ordered a few online and the nicest one we got was from Amazon and it was less than $20. We both love it, and I even ordered myself one to wear when i travel for work. 

Post # 4
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@CarolF:  My fiance has a tungsten carbide ring with a silver mirror finish, and he’s banged that thing around so much I can’t believe it doesn’t have a scratch. His was $35 on Amazon, so $299 seems a bit steep. As far as finishes go, he originally wanted one with a black matte finish, but then we read that the black finishes tend to scratch more easily than the silver ones. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

That is why tungsten is better, because it shatters instead of bends.  It is safer if your finger gets jammed.

It is very heavy, my FIs is super heavy I dont know how he will wear it lol  but he cant wear his to work anyway.

IMO tungsten is tungsten. I ordered his for $28, it is silver colour and black on the outside, it is very masculine! You can get them in all sorts of different styles

Post # 6
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Also keep in mind tungsten cant be resized or engraved

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@CarolF:  my fiancé is in the Air Force and also plain lol we got him the tungsten brushed finish it was around 220 and that included the warranty. Since tungsten can’t be resized that price includes him changing his ring for any other size, anytime, no charge. He might not be this in shape forever haha might gain some weight !

Post # 9
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430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@CarolF:  My fiance is in the Army, so we decided on Tungsten so it wouldn’t scratch. We ended up buying one for $15 on Ebay and it looks just as nice as the ones in the jewelery store. Just make sure you know his size because they can’t be resized. We are considering getting a different ring (maybe platinum) that we would use on the wedding day and that he would wear for special occasions and eventually when he’s retired. I know that the rings tend to shatter which is partially why we got it. If his hand gets stuck in the machinery the ring will shatter instead of bend into his finger. I would just be kind of heartbroken if the ring we exchanged on our wedding day ended up getting broken.

Post # 11
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1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My FI has a tungsten carbide band to get him used to wearing a wedding ring (he was strictly against jewelre before). It cost 30 bucks, hasn’t scratched at all, it’s a nice charcoal gray color, and he really likes it. And it doesn’t have to be totally plain. Here’s his: 

ETA: if he would prefer a bushed finish, you can find it, but I’ll say that we both thought my FI wanted brushed until he started looking and changed his mind. 

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