Wedding Band Advice

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

HI!

My FI works in construction so we got him a tungsten band (not tungsten carbide). We did a lot of research and everything said it was the most durable. Gold is a softer metal and I believe platinum is more durable but $$$$

 

Hope that helps!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I know I’ll be in the minority here but I vote gold as compared to platinum. Platinum tends to bend and I have a rough hands on job and lifestyle that actually bent and destroyed a platinum setting I had. Plus I know my parents and that generation has gold bands and 40 years later they are still going strong. Just make sure your band is thick height wise ( as compared to mm in width). A thicker band internally will gve you more wear IMO. There’s newer metals such as Tungsten but my jeweler warned me a lot of the less expensive metals can’t be resized, in case thats important. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s true- those other metals can’t be resized which would def be a minus.. totally forgot about that!

Post # 6
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526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

MrsMacLeod:  I’d say go plain gold! My parents both have plain gold wedding bands that have lived through building houses, tinkering with engines, incessant gardening, using heavy machinery, working in a commercial kitchen, moving big heavy stuff… My mom’s anniversary band did break, but it had stones in it and broke along a setting.

Post # 7
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

MrsMacLeod:  Just clarifying, ‘resizing’ is referring to the need to make your ring larger/smaller later down the track (ie if you gain/lose weight after 10 years). (Just in case you thought it meant choosing a size that the jeweller doesn’t carry in-store and it would have to be made).

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