(Closed) Mens Tungsten Wedding Bands

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We got Fiance a tungsten band… they never said anything about it shattering.  Hmm…  I’d still go with it over the white gold, but that’s just my preference

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got my Fiance a tungsten carbide band too. I’ve heard about the possibility of shattering, but my FI’s was only $45 on Amazon, so it wouldn’t break the bank if we had to replace it some day. My Fiance just really liked it because it came in black, which he thought looked pretty badass 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My Darling Husband has a tungsten ring.  He is a cop and a lot of his married cop friends have them because they can be shattered in case of an emergency.  Another friend of ours had to have his platinum ring cut off at the hospital when he got hurt at work.  I digress…our jeweler said that while tungsten rings can be shattered, the chances of it happening just randomly are very, very slim.  The company that made DH’s ring will replace it if it ever shatters.  DH loves his.  It’s a pretty thick band but he says it’s comfortable.  

Here’s a picture of his (and mine which is set in 18k white gold) 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My husband has a tungsten carbide ring and its’ held up great!  No scratches at all.  Actually, one tiny little hairline scratch cause after moving a whole bunch of paving stones.  It still looks great a year later and he normally keeps it on all the time, yard work, house work… cept now he takes it off if moving rocks.  It doesnt seem like it’d shatter if dropped, but at $50 bucks.. no big deal.  I’ve debated buying him a few back ups just to have around.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I actually own a tungsten band, and it is supposed to be very brittle.  I’ve dropped it once or twice, but luckily it hasn’t shattered.  I’ve worn it off and on for about a year, and it’s without a single scratch!

Definitely try not to buy a tungsten ring at a fancy jewelry store.  I bought mine at Overstock.com for maybe $40, and later found it for $200 at a mall store (?!).  I’ve heard a lot of people buying from Amazon with success.

Also, if you can get your hands on a comfort fit band (gently curved on the inside of the ring), it is AWESOME.  My ring is about 7mm wide, and I forget it’s on all the time.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MeeShell:  We got ours at overstock.  No complaints, personally, I’d save the money and just buy a new one if he actually ever broke it.. with that price difference, he’d have to break his ring like 8x to make it worth it, which seems pretty unlikely.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My Darling Husband has a tungsten band and has worn one for 1 3/4 years and has never had any issues.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My husband has been wearing his tungsten ring almost a year with no problems. He was married twice before and had gold rings both times and he wanted something different. I love that it’s something he loved and chose himself. I wasn’t important to me to have him “match” my ring, which is white gold.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MeeShell:  yea…SO liked Tungsten but they also said the same thing about it shattering if it drops on a hard surface…I say go with Titanium or Platinum..

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We sell tungsten rings at our store, and it’s what I chose for my Fiance…. I hate white gold because it does scratch very easily and there is more maintance. If you are worried about it breaking (I wouldn’t be) you can go with titanium, they are equally strong and scratch resistent bur it just weighs a lot less. I liked the weight of tungsten which is why I picked it for Fiance.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Do NOt Highfive someone with a tungsten ring on their hand. My Fiance broke his in half because of it. We can’t find it and it was the first diamond that I ever bought.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My Fiance decided on a tungsten band for his wedding band. They are a fair bit more expensive here in Australia though, at $280 he loves it. The jewler told us about the shattering thing and how tough it is, saying that the jewler we got it from has a $50 no questions asked replacement warranty on the life of the ring 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mr CL has been wearing his tungsten engagement ring for 5 years.  It hasn’t scratched at all, but the tiny diamond which was set into the band has come out and we were told that it couldn’t be replaced.  It also chipped slightly where the diamond was set.  He just wears it without the stone now and I wouldn’t buy another tungsten ring with a stone, but otherwise he loves it.

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