What material is your husbands wedding band?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What material should we go for, for FI's ring?
    White Gold (18ct) : (10 votes)
    15 %
    Titanium : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Platinum : (8 votes)
    12 %
    Other : (35 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 2
    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My fiance is a mechanical engineer, and tends to be rather rough on his hands. The band he picked out is a titanium band with a rosewood inlay. It’s specially designed to be waterproof etc – a special coating. 


    I think tungsten is a metal we were looking at because instead of bending, it snaps – it’s a lot safer for someone working in machinery. Obviously, your hubby won’t have that problem most likely if he’s in an office lol, so that’s probably not necessary. I will say that my set is white gold and it has survived working in a chem lab and on boats, so it’s a bit hardier than you think.

    Post # 3
    7188 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    DH’s ring is titanium with a deer antler inlay that has a protective coating. He likes it, never takes it off, and he’s an EMT, so he works with his hands a lot.

    Post # 4
    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    DH’s ring is palladium. Extremely similar in looks to white gold, but very light weight and never needs redipping.

    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Tungsten. He works on a submarine so that’s why he wanted it.

    Post # 6
    537 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    My husband’s ring is rose, white, and yellow gold. He’s rough on his hands, but, aside from scratches we’ve had buffed out, it’s weathered 14 years of marriage.

    Post # 7
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    tungsten here too.  FI is a track maintenance foreman for a rail company and works exclusively with his hands.  It’s durable, cheap, and can be cracked off if need ever be to have it removed in an emergency.

    Post # 8
    8588 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Tungsten carbide…hes a coal miner so it was a perfect option

    Post # 9
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Platinum. He wanted the same material my engagement ring is made out of. He works at a pharmaceutical corporate office, so he mostly does work using his office desktop. 

    We just ordered our wedding bands and still waiting for them since we got them engraved. Overall, he likes the feel and look of the platinum material. 🙂

    Post # 10
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    We chose tungsten. My husband wanted something that wouldn’t bend and take his finger off if something went wrong while working with a motor. Instead, tungsten shatters. He loves it. Wears it all the time when he’s not working. He can’t wear it at work since he’s a welder, but puts it back on as soon as he gets in the car to go home. 

    Post # 11
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    14ct white gold. My ering is 18ct and scratches like crazy. With 18ct, DH would never be able to wear it. The 14ct is holding up great though. 

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    Post # 12
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

    My fiance mixed metals. His ring is palladium and rose gold.

    Post # 13
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Titanium he works at a desk lol.

    Post # 15
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    Miss_E_xx:  dh has chrome plated cobalt,  and I wouldn’t recommend it. Despite being told that cobalt is quite hard,  his ring was scratched within a week (just chilling on our honeymoon). Turns out we got the wrong size,  so they gave him a new one- same story. It must be the chrome that is soft. Seems like a bad plan on their part.  I do love the way it looks,  though. 

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