(Closed) Men’s tungsten band STRANGER DANGER!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

LOL, this is a funny question! Maybe if it got stuck in something. For example, inside part of a car engine, or stuck on the garbage disposal?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the only time it happens is if something increadibly heavy crushes your finger.  Plus, I think with the way tungsten is, it would probably shatter if it was hit that hard, instead of bending to your finger.  I wouldn’t worry about it because it is so unlikely.  I don’t let my husband wear his when he is working on cars though because it could get caught on some of the pokey metal things (see how much I know about cars!).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

umm….good question! Maybe if you have an allergic reaction and your hand swells up and the ring is cutting off circulation to the finger?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Insect bites/snake bites would cause the finger to swell, breaking a finger, some type of allergic reaction… And due to the swelling the ring may have to be cut off.

My mom had to have hers cut off when my brother was born due to swelling fingers.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Actually, I take that back. My dad almost had to have his wedding ring cut off. He’s gained 100+ lbs since getting married over 30 years ago, and he was having hip replacement surgery. In order to get the IV set and him prepped for surgery, they needed his ring off. Luckily, they didn’t cut it – they let him keep it, since it wasn’t going anywhere…. but for a day or two, he thought it was getting cut off!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The only thing I can think of is if you somehow got your finger all swelled up so that you couldn’t get the ring off. If you crushed your hand. Hmm… I guess that’s all I can think of.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My FH’s father had his cut off because his finger had a cut that got infected- so his finger swelled up and they had to cut his ring off (it was cutting off circulation). To this day he still has the cut in the ring (he never got it repaired) and if you ask he’ll turn his ring around for you to see.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Actually as a nurse I have seen a LOT of rings having to be cut off – everything from just regular swelling, to putting on a ring you wore 20 years ago to it getting stuck in something.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

LOL, that’s a great question, and I have no idea!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I mentioned this to chemistry geek when we were discussing bands for him and his comment was, “honey I work with things all day that could eat my entire arm off…I think it getting stuck on my finger is the least of your worries”.  Comforting response huh? LOL

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

The jeweler that we saw when we were looking at told us that it was a good idea for Manfriend to get a Tungsten ring because they do shatter under really strong pressure. He drives a car hauler and all of the decks that the cars sit on are operated by hydraulics. I think the best idea is to talk to the jeweler about which metal is a good idea for your Fiance. In our case, if his hand were to be squished by hydraulic decks and he had a gold ring, it would just bend and cut off circulation to his finger. But if you do have to go to an ED for a medical emergency, they can squeeze the ring with vice grips or hit it with a hammer and it will break without damaging the hand.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I want to second what Mattel said. Fiance got a tungsten band and the jeweler told us that there are two pressure points in the band where it will break if it’s put in a vice or hit hard enough.

Also… if you’re guy is like mine, and works with his hands, it’s probably best just to leave the ring off when he’s at work/working with his hands. That would be the easiest way to keep all of your fingers!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My mom had her wedding ring and engagement ring cut off once-my dad accidentally slammed her finger in the side minivan door and I think she ended up breaking that finger. 

When she went to get it repaired, she had a bad experience.  She picked up the ring, and the jeweler said that the ring was really kinda old looking, and that it had a little dent in it that they fixed.  Well, it was a brushed/antique finish or something like that, so it was SUPPOSED to look like it looked.  And the notch on the wedding band was where the diamond from the engagement ring sort of sat on to connect the two.  She was devestated.

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