Tungsten Rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Make sure that tungsten rings are not too strong.  If you were to damage a finger and that finger was swollen then in such an emergency situation the ring might need to be cut off.  Better to lose a ring that can be replaced than find that you have to lose a finger due to lack of blood supply. 

I would check the same for titanium rings and tungsten carbide.

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hozzelbear:  Tungsten is extremely scratch resistant (Tungsten Carbide is even more so) so it will stay shiny for quite some time.  However it is very brittle so it can break if dropped or slammed against hard surfaces. 

Here’s an article about the differences between the two: http://goarticles.com/article/Difference-Between-Tungsten-And-Tungsten-Carbide-When-It-Comes-To-Wedding-Rings/1784079/

Here’s a comparison chart of different metals for mens wedding bands: http://www.e-weddingbands.com/store/contemporary-metals-comparison.html

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Hozzelbear:  My husband’s white tungsten carbide ring looks great 6 months later.  Before we got married I ordered a plain tungsten band I planned to wear as my wedding band but it didn’t work out because the color was closer to gunmetal than the white gold of my engagement ring.  My husband’s white tungsten carbide band ont he other hand looks great and is almost identical in shade to my white gold engagement ring.

His only complaint was that the metal was heavier than he expected so it took some time to get used to wearing it.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My husbands wedding band is tungsten carbide..we have been married 5 months. Hes a coal miner and uses his hands at work plus he gets very dirty. His ring still looks new no scratches or anything. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I adore tugsten! I bought my SO his tugsten ring about 8 months ago and it still looks brand new. One of the biggest things that I would reccommend, if you are interested in purchasing one, is to double and triple check ring sizes for your SO/FI/DH’s finger. While it’s not impossible to resize tugsten, they do have to send the ring away to be recast instead of just adjusting the band at your local shop. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hozzelbear:  They don’t scratch, but as PP said, they are VERY brittle. FSIL’s DH’s ring shattered…twice. They finally replaced it with a plain white gold band.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Hozzelbear:  My husbands wedding band is Tungsten Carbide and it has held up great. He is in the military, uses his hands a lot and so far so good. He has had the ring for a year now and it still looks brand new and not a single scratch. Here is the link so you can look at it. We got it at Kay.http://www.kay.com/en/kaystore/engagement—wedding/mens-wedding-band-tungsten-carbide-25164750199–1/100006/100006.100007.100011

Post # 11
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Newbee

My bf and I have had our tungsten couple rings for 5 years now and neither of our rings have scratches, dents, chips etc. Other than fingerprints, they look brand new. My guy never wore rings before so it wasn’t until we started wedding band shopping that he realized his rung is a bit heavier… it wasn’t a noticeable difference before. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just an FYI tungsten can shatter. My DH wedding band shattered a few months ago and it was made of Tungsten.

Post # 13
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

Hozzelbear:  DH loves his Tungsten ring. He’s in construction so he’s very hard on it and he’s never had a problem. I bought it on amazon for $20. I feel cheap but it’s the exact same thing you’d buy in a jewelry store. I have heard that they can shatter, but for $20, I figure that we can replace it several times and still spend less money than if we had bought white gold or platinum. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Supersleuth:  Tungsten is easily cut off.. That is a reason we went with it. That is one plus of tungsten over say titanium, it can easily be cut off in case of emergency! 

 

Hozzelbear:  My husband now has 3 tungsten bands. I get them super cheap off this wonderful jeweler site. Same exact ones that are on stores. If you want the name, message me.. He loves his rings. They never tarnish, never fade, never scratch!!! Wonderful rings. He has two that are white tungsten, so they look like platnium rings, and one regular tungsten with wood in the middle!!!! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Hozzelbear:  Also.. A few things I read. They can shatter, but I can tell you my hubby has dropped and banged his and they are fine. And, he also wears his to work, in a prison! And, still fine.. 

Also, they can be cut off easily if needed. Titanium can not be. Tungsten CAN be.. That is another plus with it. Forbid there is a need, the ring is easily cut off a finger! 

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