(Closed) Does your husband have a tungsten ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

They will shatter it off in the emerg room, not cut off the finger. That’s an urban legend.

We bought a tungsten ring for my Fiance.

I don’t really care about not being able to re-size… they’re so inexpensive that buying a new one wouldn’t be an issue if he does lose or gain weight.

He wanted something inexpensive and durable, and he likes the way it looks.. so hopefully it’ll work out (he’ll wear it come December).

 

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@BrideToBeach:  Are you serious? You realize you’re just buying into an urban legend, right? They shatter the rings off quite easily….

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We got Darling Husband a tungsten ring off of Etsy for something like $60. He liked how it looked and we both liked the price, but there were two problems with the ring. Firstly, it was too big, despite having his finger professionally sized, and because it was made of tungsten, it could not be resized. And secondly, it cracked when he fell down on his left hand while skating with some friends. A little disappointing, but for the price, we will get him another and hopefully he won’t break it again, heh.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@BrideToBeach:  Laughing out loud at your response here. No grown adult can possibly think this is true, can they? They wouldn’t be available on the market at all if amputation was the only way to get them off.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My husband has two. One is his wedding band, and the other is one that I bought for him years ago. We haven’t had any issues and he works with his hands 50 hours a week. They are still as shiny as the day we purchased them 🙂 

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@leahthehun:  He was probably trying to upsell you into a more expensive metal lol.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@canarydiamond:  +1 

 

Fiance bought a tungsten ring for that very purpose – He’s a musician and his hands are super important, so this was the biggest factor in picking tungsten – it can be shattered to come off if the fingers get crushed or swelled or somethng rather than taking the finger off.

 

 

 

But, he loves the ring so much that he’s already wearing it (wedding is in just udner a month). It was tricky to find the right size, but we just ordered 3 different sizes and sent the other two back – as they’re also super cheap! bonus! 🙂

 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My husband has a tungsten ring as well. He loves it, surprisingly. 

 

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband’s ring is tungsten. He needed something durable bc he works on a submarine.

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband picked out a tungsten ring that he’s had for ~2 months now since our wedding and he loves it. He wears it 24/7 and hasn’t gotten a single scratch on it, it still looks brand new. My best friend’s husband also (unknowningly) picked out the exact same band as my husband, and he has had the same experience.

Since tungsten rings can’t be resized, our jeweler has a lifetime sizing plan on this ring where they will make a new ring for him (at no charge) at any time if he ever needs it sized up or down. While the rings aren’t very expensive so paying for a whole new one isn’t a huge deal, we did love the ease and peace of mind that this gave us!

Also, his ring has a breakaway, which allows us (not requiring a trip to a specially equipped hospital) to shatter the ring with a hammer, etc. should it ever get stuck on. They can also cut the ring (NOT your finger – hilarious that people still believe that to be true!) off with a laser, but in our case with the breakaway that would never be necessary. We never heard anything about the ring shattering if dropped on a tile or any other type of floor. My husband has accidentally dropped his ring a few times onto several floors in our house (slate, tile, hardwood, etc.) and the ring hasn’t even scratched, let alone shattered.

Best of luck! I hope your husband loves whatever ring he ends up with. Smile

 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My fiancé has a black tungsten ring. He obviously hasn’t been wearing it yet (one week!!) but it looks amazing and he likes the weight of it. They can’t be sized but the store we got it from offers a once in a lifetime replacement if the size of your finger changes. His ring was $600

Post # 30
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My husband has a tungsten ring and loves it, although he no longer wears it to work. He got it caught climbing down a ladder on a gravel truck and almost ripped his finger off. It absolutely is true that you can’t cut it off, I will vouch for that, but you can crack it in a couple places with vice grips, or bind the finger very tightly with string to force the swelling back long enough to get the ring off. Pretty painful option, but more appealing than amputation followed by reattach meant, which was also considered.

Anyways it was all fine and his ring still looks brand new, not a scratch on it.

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@sparkleinthedark:  ouch! my Fiance is a painter and up and depending on what job he’s on, up and down ladders all day so hopefully he doesnt get his caught!

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@leahthehun:  We have just ordered 2 tungsten rings for him as the variety of design here in store was not great.   he also liked the fact that you could specify the thickness and width of the band itself, as he wanted something quite slim and light.  and as above cuz he is a painter needs something that is pretty much indestructable!

 

 

 

 

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