engagement ring and wedding bands???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Tungsten is one the hardest metals, right?  I would’t put it next to a white gold ring, it will scratch it and wear down the gold.  I like mixing metal colors but same karat weight (rose gold and white gold, for example).  But I don’t think white gold and tungsten would look good together, but that’s just me!  But more than the look, I wouldn’t do it for the safety and integrity of your e-ring.

Post # 5
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Here’s my white gold ering with tungsten band. I have a matching band to wear with my ering for everyday, and this tungsten band for when I’m working out. I just put these two together as an example of what it would look like for you. I personally don’t care for the mixed metals, because the greys are very different shades. Sorry if the image is huge!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d say wear the engagement ring on your right hand after you get married.  Wearing the gold ring on the same finger with the tungsten ring would not harm the tungsten but it would eventually damage the gold ring because gold is a much softer metal.  I also agree with the other bees who are saying that they wouldn’t like the look of the two rings together.  That’s just our personal opinions, though!  The key is to do what YOU want. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours match, but that’s just because we both wanted platinum, and we wanted our rings to come from the same place (if I was good enough for Tiffany, then so is he!!).  If he had wanted something else that would have been fine with me.

Post # 9
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Ours don’t match.  His is platinum and I have a white gold 7 stone diamond band.  For us, it was more important to have one we each liked rather than making sure they matched.  We each got what we wanted!  Can you post a pic of your e-ring?  Cause you know we all love looking at them ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mm13:  My and my husband’s rings match in that they’re both yellow gold Claddagh rings, but I have a sapphire and pave diamonds in mine whereas his is just a plain solid gold ring with no gemstones at all.  He also wears his Claddagh ring as his wedding ring (and it was also his engagement ring) but my Claddagh ring was my engagement ring and I have a wedding band as well.  I’ve offered to get him a matching wedding band and a Claddagh ring with gemstones but he won’t hear tell of it. lol  He says that he’s happy wearing the one ring because his ring is a lot thicker than mine and he says that my rings should be fancier than his because I’m the woman. lol

 

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hi there,

I also want to have matching bands and we both love the tungstan ones. I was hoping there would be more on this post… ๐Ÿ™ I am still tossing up weather to go WG but i am a mum and i use my hands ALOT! my ering will go on my right hand after the wedding and i really love that idea now!! . Above is the ring i like in tungstan carbide and my Fiance wants the same with a black diamond. Below is my e ring, which was his grandmothers, i will have it re sized to fit my right hand as i dont want a fitted band at all. this way i can wear my wedding ring all the time and my e ring to be a bit fancy!! PS any twilight fans Bella does this with her ering..

Post # 13
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Wannabee

I had my rings made and we looked at some of the harder metals. My girlfriend’s dad made our rings, he’s a professional jewler for over 40yrs. He strongly advised us NOT to get rings of metal that can not be easliy cut. If you don’t want to chance losing a finger, avoid the realy tough metals. We opted for white gold with platinum coating in the end.

I know a number of people who had to have a ring cut off or almost lost a finger due to their rings (my dad being one of them). Should something happen to your finger, or your ring gets caught, cutting that ring will be very difficult/impossible without cutting your finger. The choice may come downto removing your finger.

Also, another factor to take into account, is that those tough metals can not be resized. So, if you loose/gain weight, your ring may not fit you again.

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