Post # 1
That title caught your attention didn’t it?
I’ve been looking all over for a 4mm size 4 Tungsten Carbid Wedding ring. It’s much harder than I thought it’d be! Most tungsten rings seem to be designed for a man’s finger (>6mm and >size 5) but I did find some good options online…
I’m a little nervous because the price seems too good to be true, but the website claims that don’t use cobalt in the rings (which reacts with your skin’s oils and creates a tarnish) and thats what I’m really worried about….
But throwing caution to the wind… I’m probably going to get one of these options (or maybe 2? just becuase it’s so cheap anyway)
Let the voting begin!!!
Option A (The Wave): 3.5mm, I like that it changes width, and might help my e-ring from spinning around?
Option B (Faceted Sides): Adds a subtle twist to the normal flat band
Option C (Fully Faceted): Creates some sparkle without stones
Option D (Matte Finish Middle): Nice contrast between teh two finishes, but may not be shiny enough for me.
Which do you like best??
(here’s my hand trying out a 4mm ring I had at home just to see how 4mm looked next too my Engagement Ring… don’t worry, I wasn’t driving while taking this picture! haha)
And has anyone else bought tungsten rings online? how about from overseas? I’d rather not get anything from out of the country, but this place seems to have the best selection regardless of price.
Post # 3
all of those are 25 bucks? thats not bad those are nice
Post # 4
What is your ring made of? Tungsten carbide is a very strong, very hard metal. really–we use it to cut metal here at work!!! it will scratch the hell out of a gold ring.
Post # 5
The most expensive is $25, most are a little under.
My ring is 14K white gold. It was my FI’s grandmother’s ring so it’s seen a lot and already has a good amount of scratch and wear. You make a good point- I don’t want to ruin it. But I’ll probably just wear my wedding ring most of the time and add my Engagement Ring for going out. I’m brutal on my hands and I take my ring off a lot now so I don’t lose the stone or get it too dirty.
Post # 6
I like C & D, but for only $25 a piece, I say go for multiple ones!
Post # 7
to give you perspective, gold is somewhere around a 3 on the hardness scale. Tungsten Carbide is like a 9. Those are two metals you do NOT want to touch at all. i have to take off all my jewelry when i go play with tool tips (tungsten carbide, fyi). I don’t let my gold near it. My coworkers can’t wear wedding rings because it gouges their wedding rings. Gold is so, so soft. I always say to be careful with titanium, but tungsten carbide is way way harder than titanium. All it has to do is knock one of the prongs the wrong way.
Just be extra careful. These are two metals i would heavily advise against mixing. Maybe there is a bumper you can get for between your e-ring and the band when you do decide to put the two together.
Post # 8
Sorry but I totally have to ditto ejs4y8. With an heirloom ring especially, you really do not want to take that risk. It really is best to mix gold with only gold. And unfortunately, that 4mm band looks *awesome* with your e-ring, so it ain’t gonna be $25 bucks (for gold). 😉
Post # 9
you could always just wear your e-ring on the right, and the band on the left to be safe
Post # 10
I don’t know anything about tungsten, so I’ll defer to ejs on this one.
In terms of style, I like the fully-faceted! I agree—it’s a little sparkly!
Post # 11
Option A is stunning. I agree about not mixing metals, however. Do they make bumpers to go between rings? I have to decide what kind of metal my wedding band will be, and I was wondering if they make a silicon or rubber bumper that would be very thin, just enough to prevent scratching?
Post # 12
I would agree with not mixing metals too.
I did get my Fiance tungsten ring from West Coast Jewelry. They are about $50 for a thicker band, shipping was only a few bucks and it came quickly. I was happy with the product and can’t tell the difference with the one we ordered and the one at the jewelry store for $200.
Post # 13
I’m glad everyone has brought me back down to earth on this one… I wanted the tungsten because nothing would scratch it, and in my excitement I completely overlooked the fact that if the tungsten’s not getting scratched, the thing thats rubbing against it probably is….
Now I’ll probably go with a plain 3mm white gold band (or maybe a 2mm on each side)
But I still really want one of these bands as my travel/play ring!
Post # 14
I agree – tungsten is very hard and I would FOR SURE not put it next to a gold ring.
With that said though, for $25 get one of these that you like and wear it on a different finger (away from your engagement/wedding rings)! Option C is my fave!
Post # 15
Oh you should totally get one for a travel ring! Great idea. I like option C! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that! Maybe you could try to get a gold one custom made to look like that?
Post # 16
I was going to go with Tungsten Carbide for FI’s wedding band because he works hard with his hands and is so rough.