(Closed) FI wants an Iron ring… yes like real iron

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Does he understand that Iron can stain his skin?  What about stearing him towards stainless steele or one of the carbides?  I have a stainless ring and so does DH and we both love them and they can do about any finish that he chooses.

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee

Maybe try showing him something like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85863198/hammered-pattern-stainless-steel-3mm?ref=sr_gallery_4&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=hammered+stainless+steel+ring&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade


It’s stainless steel, it looks really cool, and it’s 30 bucks. Can’t beat that! Etsy has some really neat stainless steel or tungsten rings. Tungsten is also a good choice because it has that awesome gun-metal color. Really manly.

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

What about tungsen? Fi and I looking into different metals as well.. I’m not sure iron has as much longevity as some other metals available.

Tungsten and titanium will hold up better in the long run, Tungsten especially will have a similar feel (weight wise) to iron.

Post # 8
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a suggestion that probably won’t work, but figured I’d toss it out there anyway:  Have you guys thought about palladium?  I don’t know what your FI’s reasons are for wanting iron, but I know when I mentioned palladium to my Fiance he went nuts and insists his wedding band be made of this (as opposed to tungsten, titatium or platinum…he’s allergic to gold).  His reason??  He’d seen Iron Man 2 and remembered that palladium is what kept him alive (or something…I loved the movie but didn’t quite get it) and thought it was SO COOL to have an Iron Man wedding ring LOL.  Yes, he’s a complete dork but I figured I’d mention it just in case your Fiance is a dork too Wink

Palladium runs about the same as gold, depending on where you purchase it, and is in the platinum family so it’s not a weak metal that will bend and wear down in a year or two.  There’s even a few threads on here that mention it / discuss it if you wanted to look into it. 


Post # 9
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Strongly second the recommendation for palladium. An iron ring is just not a good choice and as y’all probably already know, I am no fan of tungsten or anything else that can’t be resized or efficiently removed in an emergency situation.

Palladium is nice and lightweight, comfy, looks like platinum but costs about the same as gold, and is particularly a great choice for nerds, car dudes, computer people and anybody else with a strong connection to technology since it’s often utilized in those industries! 

Post # 10
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you aren’t super sentimental, and since it’s only $50, I’d just go along with it. If it rusts then he’ll see for himself that he should pick a different metal to replace it with.

Post # 11
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

if he wants something like that, why not a hammered palladium or gold ring?  Or maybe a stone or meteor inlay ring?  What about Mokume?  That iron ring’s going to get really gross pretty fast.

Post # 13
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

OMG. I snorted out laughing when I saw your second picture! Wouldn’t it rust? and discolor?

Post # 14
5976 posts
Bee Keeper

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@capergrrl:  I second tungsten! My DH wanted something darker, but not black, and this was perfect. 

Post # 15
11161 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My Fiance likes unique rings too and he is considering a meteorite ring that is lined with white gold. They are pretty awesome and I know there are a few Etsy sellers as well.

Here is a website if you are interested: http://www.chrisploof.com/meteorite.html



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