(Closed) FI allergic to tungsten??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Did you all buy the ring from a website or from a jewelry store? The ring that Fiance has picked out is tungsten and nickel-free and I too thought that all tungsten was free of any nickel. 

Post # 4
Member
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If he has a wound from the ring rubbing it might be best to let it heal before wearing the new one? 

Post # 5
Member
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Even if there is no nickel, there is a possibility that he’s allergic to tungsten.

Post # 7
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance had the same thing happen. At first he thought it was because he’d never worn jewelry, or maybe it was from not drying his hands enough when he washes them, then he finally went to the doctor and they said it looked like a nickel allergy. Well, now I’m worried about buying him a new ring because how do we know if it’s nickel free? We thought the tungsten was. 

Post # 8
Member
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh I just read something about this yesterday. Some Tungsten rings apparently have a tiny bit of nickel in them. Not mich, but a very small percentage apparently. They use nickel as a binding agent or something.

id I were you, I’d take a look at Titanium rings. I believe they are much more hypoallergenic than Tungsten rings

Post # 9
Hostess
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This same thing happened to my brother.  He had to get titanium

Post # 10
Member
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I actually have a tungsten band that I wore when I went caving/potholing for the week and I had an allergic reaction too. I’m allergic to nickel and yes I found out the hard way that some tungsten bands are an alloy.

Post # 11
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1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

My fh has a nickel allergy too, I bought him a cheap tungsten tester ring off ebay (although it looks REALLY nice, not cheap at all!), it listed the % of alloys in there.   I think I paid 20 bucks for it with free shipping, lol!

Anyway, he’s been wearing it for 5 days now with no issues, yay!   But it kind of bugs me that we’re going to go spend several hundred dollars on the same bloody thing from the jewellery store :/  

Has he seen a doctor about the wound not healing?   Now that he’s not wearing the ring, it should heal over…

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