(Closed) Least scratch-able material? (Men's rings)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I hear tungsten won’t scratch, but may shatter.

Gold will scratch, but not as much as platinum, which gets scratched up very quicky.

I don’t recommend anything with any kind of plating on it (such as most white golds) because the plating will be sure to wear off, just like it did with this ring.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If he works with his hands DONT get tungsten. It won’t scratch, but if he injures his hand, hospitals don’t have the tools hard enough to cut it off him. It means his finger is coming off.

I agree with a PP, definitely nothing plated. But if he works with his hands, it’s all likely to scratch at some point.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Tungsten carbide or a low Karat gold like 10K. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Tungsten! 

(And my friends who work in medicine say there is no problem cutting them off if they need to.)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

tungsten

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@bluegreenjean:  Hmm, that’s not what I’ve heard. I assume some hospitals must have the proper tools, but I was warned when Fiance and I were looking into them that it was no guarantee that they would have them and that most don’t.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definately tungsten. We got my fiance tungsten. I work for the ambulance and disagree with above post. Tungsten is quite easy to be cut off. They just put pressure on the ring in 2 spots and it breaks in half cleanly. There are a few videos on youtube of this being done. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tungsten carbide can be BROKEN off with a pair of vice grips–any hospital or medical personnel will have the tools to get the ring off.

 

Maybe he should get a white gold ring and wear it around his neck when he’s working?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My husband is a nurse and also works with his hands with carpentry projects. He wears a tungsten, and he says it can be removed if need be. It has held up amazingly well, even thru being dropped in the driveway and lost for a week!

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