Post # 1
We’re about to begin the process of getting our wedding bands designed/made and i’d love some feedback on what material your hubby’s rings are and if you/they are happy with it!
Mine will be white gold to match my ER but in your opinion, is this strong enough for a man’s ring? I feel like he probably won’t be as careful with it as I am with mine haha
His work is predominantly office based but he also plays a bit of sport. I just want to make sure his ring lasts the distance!
(I’m not sure we’d go for silver or tungsten but if you’re a fan, i’m all ears!)
Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 2
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
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
DH’s ring is palladium. Extremely similar in looks to white gold, but very light weight and never needs redipping.
Post # 5
Tungsten. He works on a submarine so that’s why he wanted it.
Post # 6
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
- 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
Tungsten carbide…hes a coal miner so it was a perfect option
Post # 9
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
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
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.
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2014 - Maui
My fiance mixed metals. His ring is palladium and rose gold.
Post # 13
Titanium he works at a desk lol.
Post # 14
Thanks for the advice ladies!
ren89: mrssloan2013: LDay1983: gelaine22:
Those of you whose hubbies have tungsten, does it shatter easily? A friend of mine was talked out of buying a tungsten ring for her bf (by a jeweller) as he said if you drop it it was smash.. My concern after hearing this is that we have a kitten who will play with anything that is left around, so if my FI was to take it off and leave it on the kitchen bench and our kitten knocked it off (we have tiled floors) would it break?? My friends experience was the first time I heard of tungsten so i’m pretty clueless about it!
Post # 15
- 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.