(Closed) Does your husband have a tungsten ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

DH has a dark silver (almost black) tungsten ring. I got it from a company that offers to replace it should your ring size change, and he loves it. I think it’s awesome that it doesn’t scratch, considering my white gold rings are starting to look warn, and that’s only after 6 months! Maybe I’m doing something wrong? Anyway, I think tungsten rings are great for men.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

We were considering it. However, there are some disadvantages which caused us to go with something else. Tungsten is heavier, and my husband did not prefer the weight of it. Also, it can shatter. If an accident were to happen, it requires special tools to cut off. Sometimes men have lost their fingers due to that issue. We did not prefer the color. So, for those reasons, we did not go with tungsten. But it might meet the needs for other people who don’t have an issue with the things we did.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

Dh has his original YG band with channel diamonds, but I want to get him a carbide tungsten type ring for work.  He isn’t even supposed to wear a ring since hs’s an electric lineman, but he does.  He beats his wedding band to death.  He’s had it reshaped a couple times and knocked the channel diamonds loose also.  

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

Ok, this is probably a dumb question but are there different grades of tungsten?  I can buy one for $30-$50 online and jewelery stores are selling them for $300-$600.  What gives?  Is the markup really that high?  I mean, I know they have a replacement warranty, but it would be cheaper to just buy it yourself online, right?

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@Heidibrooke:  I think the markup is high! I saw the same ring at Zales ($300) and overstock ($45). I was amazed

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh lawd, I’m loving the amputation responses. I highly doubt it would be such a popular option if there were just NO WAY to remove the ring other than hacking off the whole finger 😉

Anyway, tungsten is what my Fiance is set on, so I’m glad to see so many positive reviews! He is a HVAC tech, so we need something that will hold up under a lot of wear and tear.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My DH has a titanium ring, but my brother, and many of our friends, have tungsten rings. They’re very nice, and all these men love their rings. I really don’t know whether there’s any truth behind having to cut off the finger in an emergency, but it seems like an urban legend. Maybe I’ll check out snopes.

 

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

My husband wasn’t planning on wearing his ring until he found a tungsten ring he loved.  I went online and found it for $150 cheaper than the jewlery store was selling it for so I definitely recommend shopping around because the markup is high.  It looks great and it has shatter points for in case he needs it to come off.

Post # 40
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1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My Fiance liked tungsten until we realized how brittle they actually are. Here’s a news article about a groom whose ring shattered at his wedding reception! 

http://www.examiner.com/article/exclusive-handle-with-care-tungsten-ring-break-shatter-and-crack-warning

http://consumerist.com/2012/07/12/tungsten-carbide-wedding-bands-so-tough-theyre-brittle/

http://www.badmoneyblog.com/2011/09/tungsten-ring-problems.html

http://cherylkremkow.com/the-new-luxury/breaking-tungsten-carbide/

We’re now considering cobalt chrome, it’s reasonably priced and much stronger. Plus the color matches my platinum ring better. 

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband has a tungsten band. He rarely wears it, but when he does it scratches the screen on his phone, paint on the car door, etc. because he’s left handed.

Post # 42
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

$10 bucks on amazon for an amazing tungston ring! Ordered one for Fiance already, although he wont be wearing it for a while =)

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

They can be shattered, but not all hospitals has the vice grip to do it.  And its not like snapping off a regular ring.  

The SO decided against it for that reason.  He’s going with white gold.  But he’s an office guy, so he doesn’t have to worry about it being super strong.

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