Post # 1
I’m looking for a relatively inexpensive band for FI. I know nothing about the different metals and google isn’t helping much, I’m getting more confused. I know that tungsten and titanium are much cheaper than white gold, but I’ve heard one or both of them can’t be cut off in an emergency situation? Any truth to that? FI has a history of serious injuries (almost had his arm amputated at one point!) so I’d prefer not to have to do that with one of his fingers. Suggestions? I’m ok with spending up to about $500-600, but less is always better! We’ll upgrade at some point anyway. Thanks!!
Post # 3
I am wondering the same thing and have heard similiar things!
Post # 4
I have also heard that these bands can’t be cut, but are actually cracked off of the fingers in an emergency situation (meaning your ring can’t be fixed). If your FI works with his hands (i.e. construction, mechanic, etc), it may not be the best idea. These metals are a good alternative with those that have allergies to gold (more specifically the nickel in gold), but can still trigger allergic reactions. My FI has to wear a ceramic ring because he breaks out from any metal.
Post # 5
We got DH’s yellow gold band in that price range. We definitely wanted something more classic.
Post # 6
Tungston is a good option… I got my FH’s ring off of Amazon from Metal Masters for $25
Post # 7
This is the ring we are buying my FI…. I believe it is tungsten. It is the most resilant, and we actually just loved it the most! It is amazingly inexpensive (bonus!) esp since mine isn’t, lol! Around $145!! I love the detail and color. I am not worried not being able to be resized. We are both encore and our ring sizes haven’t changed since our first wedding years ago. ( I have a child and mine never changed!) 🙂
Post # 8
titanium is great and very inexpensive. you can get titanium rings on ebay for under $10, whereas in the store they can be $150+
My husband has a white gold 6mm plain band, but for everyday wear so he doesn’t have to worry about scratching it- he wears a $7 titanium band off ebay and you can’t even tell the difference! makes us feel stupid for spending $400 on a white gold band in the first place.
Post # 9
I really was pushing DH to get a white gold band with diamonds to match my ring, but he wanted something less blingy. He opted for a titanium band. He doesn’t wear it when he’s doing yard work or working with power tools (which is only about 20% of the time.)
My dad was a farmer. He had two wedding bands, actually— both white gold. One was his fancy band and one was the band he wore daily. I”m not sure if he had both those bands in 1967 or if my mom bought him the diamond band for an anniversary (I suspect the diamond band was bought at an anniversary.) That worked out well for them. The pristine diamond band is the one he wore when they went out for social events.
Post # 10
Why not just go with white gold? Your budget can certainly get him a white gold ring. My husband’s was $850.