(Closed) Anyone with mechanic fiances? (or FI that gets his hands dirty)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Hyperventilate  That ring is a-mazing!! I love it and this thread!! My FH is a welder/machine builder and I have heard of the tungsten and was thinking about going that route, but oh man that gear ring is the shiz!!!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m getting him a nice ring (made with meteorite) and it comes with a free tungsten one that he can use if he’s doing especially dirty work.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@peachbaby4008:  I do! — but unfortunately haven’t thought of his ring yet. It’s too early yet. HOWEVER, I have heard to absolutely steer away from titatium rings. I found a really cool tire one he would have loved, but then I found out that if he smacks his finger real good with something, instead of being able to cut his finger free of the ring by snipping through gold or something, it’ll be the finger first — apparently they can’t snip through titatium so well. Just something to think of. I shuddered, and swore off getting him one. LOL Good luck finding your ring though, on a happier note!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My fiance is a mechanical engineer.  We’re Canadian, so he wears an iron ring on his working hand, which happens to be his left hand.  I’ve been researching a lot into rings that won’t get bashed up by the iron ring or in general when he’s working in the shop.  My attitude was “If you’re not taking off your iron ring to work, you better not be taking off your wedding ring either!”

But then I discovered that  some employers require people working with heavy machinery to remove their jewelry, because amputations caused by rings being caught on something are not that uncommon.  Google “degloved finger”, and you’ll know what I mean.

So our wedding ring choice was easy.  Instead of the tungsten carbide I had originally planned, he will get a soft, cushy, 18k rose gold band to match mine, and he will damn well take it off when he’s working in the shop!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

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@Hyperventilate:  Okay, it didnt melt but burned into his skin really bad. It’s gross, but I guess he has a permanent ring?

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My Fiance is a heavy vehicle mechanic and he cant wear a ring at all at work which is sad there is a chance he can loose his finger.. But I got him a 9ct White Gold DORA band. He will wear it when he goes out and at home but its just too risky to wear at work 🙁

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance is a tile setter and his hands are always dirty. we bought a tungsten ring for its strength but also for its ability to break rather than squish.  now, that being said he likely wont be wearinghis ring during the week while working. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@peachbaby4008:  He chose a gold ring, but regardless of the metal, he decided he won’t be wearing it at work. It is not worth the risk.

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@JemmyGee:  Sounds painful. Ouch.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Fiance is an AC working foreman and I don’t want him wearing his ring on the job. I worry too much about his safety (losing finger if it gets caught or smashed). I bought him a tungsten ring. Actually two tungsten rings. One black colored one and one that mimics white gold. Both cost under $200 total.

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Fi works his cute rump off at a chicken farm. Fixing belts that carry eggs, cleaning like crazy, jumping in and out of what they call “pits” [where the chicken poop goes]. He gets very dirty.
We will be getting him a Tungsten.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano\'s Humble

@peachbaby4008:  FH is going thru the Ford course, and all the instructors say it’s actually unsafe to wear a ring. Apparently, several reasons. But the major ones being, hands getting slammed and I mean SLAMMED and caught in stuff, and either the ring piercing the flesh and/or breaking bones, or fingers being amputated due to not being able to get a badly bent ring off the finger. The other, is that allot of an engine’s components have electrical parts. Therefore, a short combined with a metal ring(which conducts electricity), poses a greater shock possibility. The shocking thing has actually happened to a couple of his classmates, so they’ve actually banned them from being worn.

We’ve decided FH won’t have an everyday ring. He’ll have a custom ring for when he’s home or we go out, etc. But otherwise, he just won’t wear one.

It’s really all about your fh’s comfort. I’m not one of the mindset that a man has to wear a ring, so it doesn’t bother me at all fh doesn’t want to wear one for work. Plus, it helps a little more in my thought process, of getting him a nicer, dressier ring.

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