(Closed) Husband allergic to marriage? In need of some creative suggestions…

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions, but someone has to…so BUMP!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

If it’s the sentimentality that he dislikes losing, what if you two went and got it “blessed” or something? Either by your officiant? Church? Something?

I think that may make it feel more special to him than “just a replacement ring.” I think you shadowbox idea is cute for your anniversary.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not a jewlery expert, but is there some sort of plating you can get on it that will keep the nickel from touching the skin?  Like the plating that goes on white gold rings?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Okay, according to my internet research, with white gold rings bothering skin b/c of nickel you can “replate your ring with a heavy “pore free” layer of platinum or rhodium. This will serve as a protective barrier over the nickel white gold.”  I don’t know if this would change the look of his ring, but maybe it is an option that would make him happier? You could talk to a jeweler about it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tungston rings tend to have a darker grey color to them, no?  If you plated it with rhodium or platinum, you will get a very shiny bright white.  So unless that’s the color of the band, it would drastically alter the look of the ring.  And if it’s got that brushed chrome look or any textured designs, I don’t think that will show throught the plating either. 

 

Go to a jeweler, perhaps, and see about making it into something else?  Like a neat keychain or something that he can use/look at every day.  I don’t mean melt down or anything, but like…solder on a chain and key ring or something.  🙂

 

Good luck with it!  I have a nickel allergy too and have found it a nightmare to deal with whether I will tolerate a white gold engagement ring.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You may struggle to find a company to do this, but there are alternative metals that you can have plated on, such as platinum. Platinum plating is more hypoallergenic. It’s a noble metal so it can be electrodeposited–but you may need a specialty company to have this done. But it’s an option =].

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