(Closed) Grooms Wedding Band?

posted 6 years ago in September 2012
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We just got ours today for our 8/11 wedding πŸ™‚ FH’s is cobalt, which is great because he also works with his hands. It’s white gold-tone, but super durable like tungsten I guess. We got our bands at the local jeweler that he got my engagement ring from

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My husband is in the Army and is always out in the field or doing some kind of very-hands-on training and he has a “brushed” Tungsten band and after 2 1/2 years of marriage, it doesn’t have any scatches in it and looks as good as when we bought it. Very durable. Only downside is it cannot be resized and because it’s so “tough” if you injure your hand or finger, the only way to get it off if it’s lodged on there and needs to be freed (from what we’ve been told by other jewelers) is to cut the finger off. :O! Kind of scary!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

We went with a 7mm brushed Titanium band for him. Darling Husband has never worn jewelry, so he wanted a metal that was lightweight. It’s a bit of a darker metal, be we didn’t mind – we actually like how unique it looks. Titanium is also VERY durable and scratch-resistant, apparently. The icing on the cake: it was only $30 from Etsy! (Renaissance Fine Jewelry). So we bought two, just in case. Haha πŸ˜›

(You can also get polished Titanium instead of brushed, obviously.)

Here’s what his ring looks like (don’t mind my hand in the photo):

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My Fiance is an engineer, so he knows a bit about metals, and he’s choosing between titanium and tungsten carbide. Tungsten carbide (sometimes people just say tungsten, but it’s not pure) is more scratch resistant than most other metals, and titanium is more shatter resistant and lighter than others. Your man should choose one of those two depending on his priorities and which styles he likes best πŸ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ellegee:  My fiancé’s ring is cobalt, too, with a white metal look. Interesting! The pictures aren’t great because it was 1:30 a.m. in the kitchen, but you get the idea. Also, the best picture of his ring is the snowman-wearing-a-crown picture.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We got Mr. Hedgie a Titanuim ring. He got it because it was cheaper and he liked the look, but I can say, no scratched or anything. And the idea that you have to get your finger cut off to remove a titanuim or tungsten ring is a myth jewelers tell people so they will buy gold instead. A hospital is more than well equiped to remove that kind of ring. So, don’t worry about that. No finger will ever have to be cut off.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Mrs Hedgehog:  That’s actually really good to know, because we freaked when 4 or 5 different jewelers told us that AFTER we had already purchased one!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We ordered our bands online last month or so, and they came in a few days. Fiance got a plain white gold ring.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

my husband is a police officer and he does a lot with his hands too, he is also left handed.  He has gotten use to his ring, took him a little while when he was on the shotting range but after a day of shotting it was fine!!! 

He really did not like the feel or the look of the titanum or tungsten rings.  We looked at white gold and then we found palladium!!!  It was light and like 1/2 the price and comfortable!!  Its also very durable, no scratches at all and its in the platinum family!  He had it sized and has had no problems with it at all!!  Its perfect and fun πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Future Mrs K:  That is definitely a downside I forgot to mention: Tungsten bands are pretty heavy! Whenever I pick his up (when he leaves it in the shower) I’m always surprised by the weight of it! I love your husband’s choice of band. Very cool! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Fiance wanted something that was classic, and with some yellow gold. We ended up with a brushed white gold with polished gold edging. His ring cost almost as much as mine, but he’s super happy with it. He wears gloves at work every so often, but his every day shouldn’t scratch up the ring at all.

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