What type of wedding band does your man have? Why?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Gold : (98 votes)
    34 %
    Platinum : (22 votes)
    8 %
    Sterling Silver : (4 votes)
    1 %
    Tungsten : (90 votes)
    31 %
    Titanium : (29 votes)
    10 %
    Stainless Steel : (6 votes)
    2 %
    Other (ARE there others?) : (38 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @lovelee1:  DH has an 18 kt white gold comfort fit band to match mine. 18kt is softer, but he works from home and is not hard on his hands/rings. If you are interested in more durable, I would suggest 14kt gold or a different metal!

    Post # 4
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    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My husband has a plain platinum band. He liked the simple look, and also likes the patina that platinum gets. Also, both my engagement ring and wedding band are platinum, so it’s nice that we have the same metal.

    Post # 6
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @lovelee1:  tungsten because it doesn’t scrath easily, it looks cool, and because it can be cut off in emergencies. 

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Tungsten! Cheap and stylish. And Ultra-low matinence!

    Post # 8
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We haven’t ordered my FI’s yet, but he wants tungsten because of its durability and how it is significantly less expensive than a precious metal. He’s actually inherited a really nice ring from his grandfather, but says he’d rather have his own. 

    Post # 10
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @lovelee1:  My husband has a palladium band with a brushed finish. Tungsten has to be cut off with a blow torch if it ever needs to be cut off and cannot be resized. And also, because tungsten is so hard, if he were to slam his hand down hard enough, it would literally shatter (it’s under high pressure which makes it very hard but fragile at the same time…). Palladium was also cheaper than gold but just as durable and long-lasting. We got the brushed finish because he’s a percusionist and is always banging on things with his hands lol. Here is his ring (and mine!):

     

     

    Post # 11
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My FI is going with Platinum on the advice of our jewler.  He is a triathlete and swims a lot. The jewler seems to think it’ll hold up the best with all of the chemicals from the pool. Being that he also falls and has some pretty awful accidents, he didn’t want to take the chance in having his ring shatter, so tungsten was out (and apparently a lot of places aren’t making them anymore because of the shattering so says the jewler, but I still see them for sale everywhere)

    Post # 12
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    8914 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    His is “damascus steel”, which is a mix of iron and stainless steel.  He wanted a steel ring that had a nature-y element to it, and this is what I found.  It was $250 on Etsy.

    Post # 13
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @lovelee1:  If you go to a jeweler and tell them you want tungsten, they will tell you that it cannot be cut off if your man is in an accident and needs to have it removed very quickly. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. I think it’s a tactic just to guilt trip you into buying something more expensive. I researched it pretty extensively when FI said that that is what he wanted. Emergency rooms these days are equipped to deal with that type of scenario (although you’ll need a new ring afterward). 

    Post # 14
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @DuckEBee:  It CAN be removed.. but only with a blowtorch lol. We did lots of research on it because that’s what my husband really wanted. But we went with palladium.

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