Post # 1
Ive read a few posts on here about these. I got the wedding expo “free wedding bands” (I actually have 2 gift cards now) and curious as to thoughts on them. For 2 I would only pay $50 (on a very tight budget, that is beautiful) and because they are not gold or platnium, I wont hesitate to much about wearing it to the beach and wont be devestated if it gets lost. But HOW can this company do this? Over and over again? Is this a scam? Is it worth it? Im not a huge gaudy wedding band person and would need a thin band for my long skinny finger.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
@Odess: There are a few threads on this board about the JVL jewlery company (if that is the company that you got your card through)
We were planning to go with tungsten for his band reguardless of getting the discount but we ordered through them and they arrived as described in just about 2 weeks. both bands with custom engraving was about 130… (our shipping is a bit more here being outside the ‘real USA’) But they arrived and are lovely.
I would reccomend to look at a tungsten ring or two in the store before you buy them, the color is a bit greyer than platinum or white gold. Other than that they are lovely. I ordered ‘hope’ and ‘tenderness’ for him (I believe those were the names)
How they do it…a tungsten ring only costs about 15$ to make, you can find them on Amazon fairly regularly for under $75… so yes they are giving you a ‘free’ wedding band, but they still are not loosing money.
Post # 4
I would really think about the tungsten. For one you cannot resize it – so if you loose or gain weight you need to buy an entirely new ring. Secondly you cannot cut it with anything but a diamond… so if you get into an accident and the perimedics need to cut your ring off, you’re out of luck…
Post # 5
@stargurl101: It cracks off, instead of cutting. ER’s can get it off. Plus, if substantial force is applied it will probably shatter, where a gold ring will bend and smush.
We got rings through JVL. DH’s is his every day ring and my ring is my stand-in. It doesn’t match my e-ring and they don’t come in super skinny from JVL.
Post # 6
My Fiance is getting one. They are pretty cheap at a lot of places. If you go to a jewelry store they can change $150-200 more for tungsten. We got his on Amazon. Overstock has them pretty cheap as well. Some of the companies will offer to replace the ring at no charge if you need a bigger or smaller size, because the ring cannot be resized.
Post # 7
@SarahSmilesDec28: It cracks off, instead of cutting. ER’s can get it off. Plus, if substantial force is applied it will probably shatter, where a gold ring will bend and smush.
She’s right. I’ve seen posts on here and other forums from doctors and paramedics who tell you that it can in fact be cut off, but it comes off in pieces. There may have been someone here who’s husband had to have his tungsten ring cut off at the ER and they got it off.
Post # 8
@SarahSmilesDec28: Thank you!!! I see so many people on here downing tungsten. Right you can’t cut it but it will shatter 🙂
I bought Fiance wedding band from Titanium Kay. I love it, so does he. It was just under $100.
Post # 10
Maybe a bit scary to think about, but the worse risk of a ring is “degloving” (eeeiii), which is a risk regardless of the type of metal.
If Darling Husband is working with certain equipment, he doesn’t wear his ring and wouldn’t regardless of the type of metal.
Post # 11
I would recommened looking online or even ebay jewlers.. i too had the same “offer”..we felt it was a scam!
I ordered my Fi wedding band on ebay for around $50- it retails in teh stores for $325-$425…..weve taken it and gotten it appraised an its appraised for the same price!
Hes a chef and doesnt want gold because its mallable…also we have tungsten promise rings that we both wear on our right hands…and we love them
i have children and at the wedding we are giving them a set of tungsten – to sort of signafy our family uniting
Post # 12
My husband has a black tungsten carbide ring. It retailed (in a brick and mortar store) for $399 and we found the exact same one on Amazon for $35 bucks. You really can’t go wrong with them and Sarah is right – they will crack when force is applied.
Post # 13
We bought FI’s Tungsten ring through amazon. We paid $50.00 (but it retails for $300). We couldn’t be happier.
Post # 14
My hubby couldn’t love his more! We bought it off amazon as well for about $40.
Post # 15
We ordered the rings from JVL with the gift card and got them in yesterday. Here is a picture.. I like them! I think it is just as good quality as the tungsten ring I bought my Fiance from a local jeweller.
Post # 15
mufflerlove: Are those the tungsten or titanium? Are they silver or grayish? TIA! 🙂