Tungsten Ring for hubby?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal holds up best for your hubbys wedding band?
    Platinum : (0 votes)
    Gold : (5 votes)
    19 %
    Tungsten : (18 votes)
    67 %
    Titanium : (4 votes)
    15 %
    Silver : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My FI hasn’t decided on a ring yet, however, my best friend’s husbands both got tungsten and I’ve heard that in the winter months they can’t wear it because their fingers swell and the ring gets too tight so that’s something to consider if you live in a place with a cold winter climate.

    Post # 3
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    best friends’* husbands lol they each have only one

    Post # 4
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My fiancé went with titanium. My brother-in-law also has titanium, has worn it for 5years now and it still looks good (no scratches). He has said that it will scratch other things though. You can get them for a good price, but I think that you can’t resize a titanium ring so if he ever needed a different size, you’d have to get a whole new ring.

    Post # 5
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    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    ashleywellens:  My husband had a tungsten carbide ring that we got from our jeweler, but unfortunately we had to return it.  My husband has a severe metal allergy (we tried platinum and titanium too), so we ended up going with a ceramic ring.  Our jeweler is semi-retired and gives us great prices (10% over his cost), so we didn’t purchase anything online.

    Post # 6
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    419 posts
    Helper bee

    Husband has titanium. It did mark on our dishes when he didn’t take his ring off though. He really likes it otherwise and really taking off your ring to do dishes is pretty normal to do. 

    Post # 7
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    8599 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My husband’s ring is tungsten carbide and he loves it! ..hes worn it every day now for 6 months and it still looks new! He even works with it on hes a coal miner and uses his hands frequently. The weight of it doesn’t bother him at all..he says it feels more manly lol…its 6mm with a satin inlay..highly recommend! Heres a pic 

    Post # 8
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    8599 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Got it at kay jewelers for around $250 with warrenty

    Post # 9
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    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    My FI’s ring is both tungsten and titanium. We were attracted to the durability and price. It looks very modern and manly, which he likes.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My husband got a stainless steel ring. He toyed with the idea of Tungsten but changed his mind when he read that it cannot be resized and it is difficult to cut off in emergency situations.

    Post # 11
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    ashleywellens:  My husband got a Tungsten wedding band and it’s great! We paid $300 from a local jeweller, but that includes free replacements for life if it ever breaks or scratches and free replacement if he ever needs a different size. We were told you can’t resize this ring. I think it looks great on him, very masculine and simple which fits him.

    Post # 12
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    4147 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

     

    mrssloan2013:  My husband has basically the same ring!

    ashleywellens:  Husband loves his Tungsten ring, however he has lost over 40 lbs since the wedding, and his ring is way too big for him now.  He often drops it and it’s always slipping off.  The good thing is that it’s over 2.5 years old and looks brand new due to the durability of it.  However they cannot be resized, so that’s something to think about too.

    Songstress_7:  Isn’t it usually the other way around?  In the heat your hands swell, and in the cold they tend to shink…at least in my experience 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Just to expand on the “can’t” be resized theme, I once had a jeweler tell me that if you break your finger, often the doctors will cut off your finger and then re-attach it just to get the ring off. My FI ended up going with gold after hearing that.

    Post # 14
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    My fiancé and I got our couple rings 5 years ago in tungsten and today it still looks brand spanking new… I’ve traded my ring for the engagement ring but he still wears his. He wants an upgraded tungsten ring for his wedding band… something that looks similar but has a diamond. We went to his friend’s mother who is a jeweler and got them but for the wedding band we are going to as many places as possible. We are also going to look at titanium and cobalt rings. He doesn’t mind the extra weight of tungsten but it felt pretty heavy to me…

    I’m still pushing him towards a gold ring ESPECIALLY after reading about accidents and cutting fingers off but he doesn’t like scratches and as a IT/network manager he tends to bang his ring around a LOT. 

    Post # 15
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    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    DH has 2 rings – a tungsten ring that he got when we first got engaged (we call it his mangagement ring) and a cobalt one when we got married.  He likes both but he likes the cobalt one a little bit better because it’s a little heavier (which is the opposite of most guys I know – they like the lighter weight rings).  He got them both online and were pretty inexpensive compared to my rings.

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