(Closed) Mens plated steel band- wear and tear?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Depending on how hard he is on his ring, it may be fine. My husband is a carpenter and he is ruthless on his wedding band. We got him a tungsten carbide with a design and it worked out GREAT! We recently upgraded to a matching set in black (originally his was silver and blue and mine was a standard yellow gold band) and it’s working out just fine. Tungsten carbide is a great solution for a man who works with his hands a lot. 

Post # 3
892 posts
Busy bee

any plating on any metal is going to scratch off sooner or later. sometimes it can happen the very first day, if he accidentally knocks it against something metal.  if the color is really different from the base metal, it will be really noticeable. there is literally no such thing as a scratch resistant ring. (if the ads say they are, then it’s not true.)

honestly, I’d go with a non-plated ring in one of the basic metals– gold, silver, platinum or palladium.  even plain stainless steel would be a better choice. 

Post # 5
434 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never heard of plated steel rings, and chocolate plate sounds even more interesting.. Would you mind sharing the link OP?

Post # 6
892 posts
Busy bee

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Slingshot:  I certainly understand that.  

he might have better luck with something like this: http://www.kevinjewelers.com/117484_titanium_brown_enamel_flat_8mm_polished_band-details.aspx?fac-ring_size=10.5&gclid=cniayzsp1mkcfzbhfgodeggpoa

the brown stripes are enamel, and protected on each side by titanium. however, I’m still not sure how good it enamel might be as a “forever” ring. it might hold up surprisingly well, I don’t know. I’ve seen wood inlay rings that are gorgeous too, but I think with that you have to be careful about not letting them be wet all the time. 

he can always try the ring he wants, but just prepare him for the idea that he will probably need to replace it someday. or go to a place that designs custom jewelry and ask what your options are. 

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