(Closed) Tungsten wedding band for him

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re probably going with a Tungsten band, too. We’re not engraving onto ours, though. My only problem with this style of ring is that it can’t be resized, which is a bummer. But FI really likes the look of them, and the price is unbeatable.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

We looked at these at the jewelry store but the guy there told us that if something happens and the ring gets caught the only way to get the finger loose is the cut the finger off. EEEEEKKK!! My fiance works with his hands on a daily basis so that option is crossed off the list. I don’t want him losing any fingers. We’re looing at white gold. It’s resizable, engravable and hides scratches and dings well. Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

tungsten is not indestructible.  Trust me.  My husband got his, and we got it with a fantastic celtic design going all the way around.  I think it cost like, $450.  He got it because he also works with his hands.  He wears gloves too.  Less than a year of him wearing it, we brought it back to the store because the entire thing was all scratched up, going all the way around.  So – we got it for its durability, but clearly its not.  We were told it could not be engraved after it is made, so we didn’t get to do that.  So basically we could have gotten any ring and got it engraved and saved money, considering what we got.  We made the store take it back and he got a new one.  But now he can’t wear it to work.  I know there are sites that you can get them engraved when they are made, they do some sort of mold or something.  But they will tell you they cannot be engraved.  And don’t get them because you think they will sustain everything.  Wearing protective gloves and it still gets scratched?  not worth the extra $$.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Tungsten is extremely strong and durable – but not completely indestructable (as the link above states).  DH’s ring is tungsten and we got it engraved (you just have to use a laser to engrave it).  We bought it from Titanium Kay .com and got a very high quality ring (better than the ones DH tried on in jewelry store), great service, great return/exchange policy, they engraved the ring for us and the best prices of anywhere we looked at.  Highly recommend them!  Also, DH has been wearing his Tungsten ring for 9 months now and it doesn’t have one scratch, ding or dull spot anywhere!!! It still looks brand new  (and he works heavily with his hands). Some of his friends have titanium, gold and platinum rings and they complain that theirs are all scratched and scuffed….

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I gave my future husband an engagement ring from titanium. He works in landscaping, so we needed something durable. It’s been amazing and looks as great as the day I bought it. I paid about $130 online, so not being able to resize it was ok for me (I’d just buy another one if he lost that much weight!).

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are going the tungsten route! And I am pretty excited about it! The only downside is they can’t really engrave them!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@dreambml – I think my husband has the same ring!  All tungsten with a laser-etched celtic cross design.  It’s perfect for him – very manly looking. 

My hubby is rough with his ring, though he does take it off before he works on the car or anything really tough.  It’s in perfect condition and he has been wearing it for about 4 months.  But no, we couldn’t get it engraved.  @bluebutterfly – the option with the silver band in the middle sounds perfect.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Just FYI to all my fellow bees…you CAN ENGRAVE TUNGSTEN!!!  My husband’s ring is Tungsten Carbide and it is laser engraved with this: XI.XV.MMVIII (our wedding date in roman numerals).  It just has to be done with a laser engraver. 

http://www.titaniumkay.com  is where we bought DH’s ring ($89!) and they engraved it for us.  If you want it engraved…it can be done!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We went the Tungsten Route…got it for something like  $150.  I wasnt concerned with the engraving (neither of my rings will be engraved either, not our thing) so that wasnt a concern.  Like someone said above, they CAN be cut off, but they are quite tough.  FI LOVES his

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

We went with Tungsten too. Mr. S tried on a brushed white gold band and a tungsten band…to my surprise, he chose the tungsten – he liked the darker look of the metal.

I’m wondering if, just like anything else, how much you pay for the band affects how well it holds up? I had expected his band to be a lot cheaper than it was, but I think we ended up paying I think around $300-$400 for his band and that was with no markup because we have a contact in the jewelry district and we got my ring for significantly less than what they otherwise would have sold it for. I had expected if he went the tungsten route, his ring being $100-$200 (which I think we could have done online).

Anyway, just an idea…regardless, you can always upgrade/make a change later (when wedding expenses are behind you!) 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We went the Tungsten route too and the ring is awesome! We did not do any engraving even though the store had offered it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are going the Tungsten route too!  I didn’t know it could be engraved, that’s exciting!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got my Fi a tungsten band from tungstendirect.com.  It comes with a lifetime warranty, so if anything happens to it (besides losing it) its covered. And yes, they are engravable but have to be laser engraved. That site also engraves them

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