(Closed) Warning for tungsten wedding bands

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Replacement ring for DH
    Buy a new, similar tungsten one he'll love but with sizing guarantee : (39 votes)
    71 %
    Save up and buy a new one in a traditional metal : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Just get a cheap ring to wear everyday & use the original for special occasions : (8 votes)
    15 %
    other (please explain) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    my fi and i both got our tungsten bands from larsons jewelers. free resizing for life, free replacement if any damages manage to occur, well priced engraving….we love them.

    Post # 4
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    almost forgot to post a pic, forgive the quality please Smile

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m sorry he can’t wear the first ring.  We got my husband’s wedding band from JVL Jewelry (online).  There was a coupon code (brides) that made the ring free and we only had to pay $25 for shipping.  He loves the ring.  I  don’t think the brides code works anymore but maybe you can google or hunt for a more recent code.  It’s a legitimate vendor and deal if you can find it.  Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    With the original ring you could make it into a necklace so it doesn’t go to waste. After all, it does still hold sentimental value since you were married with it! You can do the easy chain thing, or something like these: (sorry I know links are annoying but I’m on an iPad!)

    A friend of mine wore her dads around her neck with cord tied like this:

    http://robinannjewelry.com/SilverRingDetail.html

    Or you could do the same sort of tie with chain to be more dainty, would be so cute with a rose gold chain!

    http://www.maternitique.com/shop/products/142/teething-ring-necklace.html:

     EDIT: sorry these links go to my google search! I’ll try to fix it!

    EDIT EDIT: fixed it!

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We got his through Kay Jewelers, a Tungsten as well.. they ordered it in a size 9 and when it came back it was really loose! Being that our wedding is on September 8, they sent the ring with us anyway, but they ordered a size smaller at no extra charge, and when it comes in all we do is switch them out. Must be included in our insurance plan for the ring I suppose.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had DH sized at a jeweler and they sized him super small.  We order his T ring in that size assuming that ring sizes were universal.  They’re aren’t.  We decided to keep the small ring and purchased an additional ring that was comfortable for now basically for winter time or if he loses weight (he’s my beautiful chunky monkey and I love him but he’s got the chick dream of fitting back into skinny jeans just like the rest of us!).

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We got my husband’s tungsten band from titaniumkay.com and it was something like $80. So very inexpensive and they have a lot of nice options. We personally love the look of brushed tungsten and how well it holds up to rough handling (he’s in the Army and is out in the field, jumping out of planes and doing all kinds of crazy PT on a regular basis).

    The band we got him is this one:

    http://www.titaniumkay.com/Tungsten-Carbide-8mm-Brushed-Dome-Wedding-Band-Ring-P104048.html

    Hes had it for almost 3 years and has no real noticeable scratches (although there are one or two VERY small ones that you can only see if you’re really looking for).

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m a waiting bee but I got my SO a tungsten ring from Larson jewelers like another poster. They sent the ring so we could check the size before getting it engraved which was really nice. The ring is a year old now and we’ve had no issues with it… Well one issue. SO ran his hand down a railing and took a sliver of metal off of the railing. The ring however is just fine with no scratches.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m not sure if this can be done or not with tungsten but I’ve seen people have the jeweller solder balls/blobs of metal to the inside of the ring or even a layer of metal so the ring becomes thicker on side profile so it sits tighter. Bonus is the balls can be filed off if the ring becomes tight layer on.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I ordered FI’s from http://www.titaniumkay.com.  I sized FI’s finger with a free ring sizer that I had and ordered what was comfortable for him.  I think we went up .5 a size just in case.  I wanted to have it engraved too.  So, they sent me the ring to make sure it fits first before they engraved it.  I thought that was very pratical and smart of them.  Unfortuantely, I didn’t want to send it back and have it engraved so I just cancelled the service.  Haha.  

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @lorie:  Ive heard of them too, are they called sizing beads, stops the ring from turning also , some rings with a large stone twist to the side all the time.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Good luck with it!

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