(Closed) Hubby broke his wedding ring :(

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ouch. I’m sorry you didn’t know that about Tungsten. One of the benefits to a metal with some plasticity is the avoidance of breakage in a fall. 

Post # 5
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Aw that sucks. Just remind yourself it’s just a ring…the sentiment is still there! Try not to let it get to you and get too hung up on it–you’ll forget about it once he has a new ring on =]

Post # 6
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m sorry to hear that happened! ๐Ÿ™ Do you plan on getting another tungsten or changing the metal?

My boyfriend took his old tungsten wedding ring to a radio chemistry lab to have his friend help him destroy it. They placed it in pliers, applied a little pressure, and the tungsten shattered into dozens of pieces, while the white gold band bent.

Post # 7
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t know that either, and hubby’s got a tungsten band!!  I’d be upset if we had to have it replaced, but at least we have a lifetime warranty on that bad boy.  I’m eventually going to be replacing my band with what I really want once we can afford it, but will keep my current band to wear when I can’t wear my ering

Post # 8
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wedding rings are like the pope or the dalai lama or like UGA…. the position is never ending even if the physical thing might change over time.

Post # 9
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m sorry that happened. ๐Ÿ™ I’d be pretty upset too! I get weirdly hung up about that kind of stuff too.

I also didn’t know that about tungsten. We haven’t looked at any tungsten wedding bands, but now I know not to!


Post # 10
18629 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry that happened.  At least it’s just a ring and you will replace it with one that looks the same.  It’s the symbolism of the ring that matters, not the ring itself!

Post # 11
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Aww I’m sorry! Well you guys should definitely hold onto it since it has a very special meaning. Just because he’s not wearing it, doesn’t mean it loses its meaning. That sounds really strange about the ring though. My hubby has a tungsten ring and he manages an auto shop and he’s pretty rough with it and it still looks like the day we got it. I’m running on 4 hours of very interrupted sleep so I’m trying to think of the metal that’s like tungsten only it’s not supposed to shatter…. titanium? I dunno, brain won’t work this early. But maybe go for a different metal.

Post # 12
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

my hubby doesn’t have his original ring either…I just try not to think about it!

I told him the ring was way too big, but he insisted on keeping the one they had in the store…after the wedding he decided it was too big, but it can’t be resized, so he had to swap.  ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 13
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m so sorry that happened, and if I was in your shoes it would bother me, too.  Could you maybe do something to the next one to make it more special like engraving it or getting it blessed by whoever married you?

Post # 15
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ahhhh, poor Panda.  Only a few months into our marriage, my husband dropped his wedding ring down the garbage disposal… and then turned it on.  ๐Ÿ™  It ended up very chipped and bent into a weird oval shape, so we had to send it back to jeweler’s for a replacement.  We didn’t get the original back; they just sent us a new one since it was still under warranty. 

I know it sucks to lose the original ring, but just remember that it’s the sentiment that counts, not the actual physical object.  An object is just the physical reminder of those words; the ring can be broken, lost, destroyed, etc… but it’s the words and their meaning that really count!  I hope you do get it back just for a keepsake, but if you don’t, I hope it will be ok.  Remember, you can always replace a ring, but you never get to replace the memory of saying those words on your wedding day! 

Post # 16
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

UGh. I almost lost my wedding band down the bathroom drain at my parent’s house on Turkey Day. I feel for you.

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