(Closed) Man's Wedding Band Advice: price seems low? material?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what material for man's wedding band?
    tungsten : (18 votes)
    32 %
    titanium : (6 votes)
    11 %
    ceramic : (0 votes)
    gold : (20 votes)
    36 %
    platinum : (11 votes)
    20 %
    other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    3593 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We paid about 150 ish for my husband’s tungsten ring. I had several jewelers tell me to stay away from Titanium. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    FutureMrsBex:  Why did they want you to stay away from it? I’m asking because I was looking into titanium for my fiancé. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    marvinlove:  we went with platinum. We wanted a naturally white metal that was durable and could be easily re-sized, which basically left us with platinum or palladium. OH preferred the ‘heft’ of platinum and the patina it develops, so platinum it was. His ring cost us around £1100.

    The rings you have seen won’t be scams, as those materials are cheap. The main con is difficulty/impossibility re-sizing, which some have an issue with as they want their wedding ring to be a ‘forever ring’. Otherwise, they can be a good and very cost-effective choice. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    436 posts
    Helper bee

    Darling Husband chose white gold without rhodium coating. A quality white gold alloy is a beautiful shade of dark grey and not yellow at all. He preferred it over platinum, since the tone is more metallic and darker. He’s been wearing the band for almost a year now and is still happy with it.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  fancykitty.
    Post # 9
    Member
    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My Fiance picked out a brushed chrome ring.  We paid $90 for it at a local jeweler.  It looks great in person!

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    893 posts
    Busy bee

    marvinlove:  The problem with titanium is that it’s virtually impossible to cut the ring off in case of emergency. We went with tungsten, which can shatter, but it was only $15 and we’re not sentimental about having our rings be the same forever, so it worked for us. We might upgrade to silver or gold in a year or two, but for right now, tungsten works. It can’t be sized and I’m not sure if they’ll engrave it, but as far as sizing goes, he can always buy several sizes of the same one and switch it out as needed.

    Post # 11
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    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    marvinlove:  FI’s first choice is titanium – it’s durable and lightweight. Not sure why a jeweler would say to “stay away from it” except that it’s inexpensive and he’d rather sell you gold or platinum for 6x the price. 

    His second choice is tungsten carbide which is not as lightweight as titanium but not heavy. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    893 posts
    Busy bee

    KitSnicket:  Yeah, I had never really heard of that or even thought of the need to cut off a ring until I read it around the bee, but myth or not, it’s definitely a better safe than sorry situation in my opinion.

    Post # 14
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    906 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Fiance and I went to look at bands today. He decided he wants tungsten but he also wants diamonds. I don’t remember the name of the designer but whoever it was they were like $300 but he also wants diamonds in it.  While tungsten can’t be resized for $20 you can send it in and they will re-make the ring in the size you want. I have $20 costume jewelry and I would never trust something that cheap for his wedding ring. We will be going with a highly reputable jeweler, not a chain store, where my e-ring was purchased. 

    Post # 15
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    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Honey2Bee:  So even though it’s not true and titanium is proven to be able to be cut off just as easily as anything else, it’s “better to be safe than sorry”? But… it’s not true?

    Idk. Really not trying to argue or anything. I guess I just don’t get the mentality. Titanium is equally as safe as gold or anything else. The only way to be “safe” rather than “sorry” would be to not wear a ring. 

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