Post # 1
My fiance’ wants a simple/inexpensive wedding band, and I’ve read about the durability of tungsten carbide rings. Titanium I don’t know as much about. My question is, for any of y’all who actually have a ring like this, how do you like it? (or how does your husband like it). Most that I have seen are under $100 and have “comfort fit” options, which sounds nice. But do they keep their good looks. . .? That I don’t know.
Thanks in advance for any help! 🙂
Post # 3
Yup, my husband tunsten carbide ring from overstock still looks brand new after almost 8 months. …. meanwhile my platinum band is scratched and lost its shine.
Post # 4
My husband’s tungsten ring has held up perfectly for four years. It still looks brand new.
Post # 5
I recommend using http://www.laserengravingexpress.com/tungsten.html/
I got a ring from them and it came with free engraving, and much cheaper than the $100 you noted!
Post # 6
My husband has a Tungsten band. It still looks like the day we bought it.
Post # 7
i bought Fiance a tungsten wedding band because he cant wear gold at his job ( gold is a mallable) we were concerned so i bought us a matching set of committment rings on ebay in tungesten to see how they hold up, we both wear ours eveyday (on our right hands) its been almost a year, and there is NO issues for either of us.. no scratching or anything
Post # 8
Yes, they keep their good looks. (:
My tungsten carbide wedding ring is more than 4 and a half years old and it still looks new. My husband’s 8mm band is the same. Neither of us ever take our rings off — they stay on for gym, housework, swimming, etc. . . I’ve put this thing in all sorts of muck and banged it against a thousand different objects. Still sparkles like new, not a scratch on it!
We got our bands from eweddingbands.com for $100 each, but I recently got a simple 2mm band from overstock for about $10, and it seems just as good as my wedding band!
I also got my husband a tungsten carbide watch from Android for our 1 year anniversary. It is freaking gorgeous, so manly! And also indestructible.
Post # 9
My husband’s band looks as new as the day we got it! Zero scratches after working out, lifting weights & wearing it to work! Its Tungsten Carbide.
Post # 10
We got a tungsten band for my Fiance. A lot of his friends have them as well and they have held up nicely. A big benefit of tungsten is that it can be shattered in case of an emergency and you need to get the band off quickly. My Fiance is pretty accident prone so we thought this was a good thing. Our jeweler said that if it ever shatters, that the ring company will send another one free of charge.
Post # 11
Tungsten is a 8.5 to 9.5 on the MOHS hardness scale. A diamond is a 10 so scratching a tungsten ring is about as hard as scratching your diamond. While we were dating I bought my fiance a tugstein ring engraved on ebay for like $40 he uses soap water to wash it up and it looks like the day I gave it to him. They even make tungsten rings with diamonds in them. I HIGHLY reccomend Tungsten rings we have had 0 issues.
Post # 12
My husband has a black tungesten carbide ring and there’s not a scratch on it!
Post # 13
Wow, what great responses! Thank you all! It sounds like Tungsten Carbide rings are “rings-without-regrets”!
Post # 14
@aheartforhome: My Fiance had to have an engagement ring of his own and he had to have titanium. (He likes the looks of the greyer metal.) So we looked at Titanium Kay and found the perfect ring. Titanium is used in industrial applications (like aircrafts and drill bits) so it has to hold up. It’s three times stronger than stainless steel. Months later, his ring looks great, and he never takes it off. FI works in healthcare so it has to go through being washed a lot and banged around and it’s hardly worn.
Highly recommend that you check them out. Only problem is that they can’t be resized. We got his through Titanium Kay and they were great to work with and reasonably priced. They also have a good selection of tungsten carbide, which I looked at, but didn’t get. It’s a lot harder to cut off than titanium is. My dad got a tungesten carbide ring as an anniversary ring and he hated it because it was so heavy. After seeing FI’s titanium ring he said he would have much preferred that one and it was half the price of the one that he had.
Post # 15
@alwaysmsh: Tungsten can’t be cut off. It gets shattered off instead. Just as easy.
Both tungsten and titanium have the benefit of being less likely to squash and hurt your finger than gold and therby be less likley to need to be cut off
Post # 16
My husband had a titanium engagement ring and it got scratched to hell in the two years time he wore it. That is why we decided to go with tungsten for his wedding ring. It’s gold plated tungsten, which I thought would be more likely to scratch, but there is not a mark on it in the 9 months we have been married. It looks brand new. It is pretty heavy though, but my husband likes the weight of it.