Post # 1
Hi ladies! There are so many more choices of metal for a men’s wedding band then for women’s! Fiance and I went to look the other day and were amazed at the selection – colbat, titanium, gold, palladium, tungsten, titanium (and others!) What metal did you choose for your hubby to be? Obviously, gold is pretty expensive right now, so the jeweler suggested colbat which she said actually holds up better than gold. It’s heavier and thicker. What do you think?
Post # 3
@amw511s: We got Tungsten Carbide (looks like dark gunmetal). He works as an Electrical Technician, so he’s always bumping and scraping up his hands. He’d kill anything softer. Thankfully, he doesn’t work in a machine shop where his hands could get caught, becuase there are only two places in the whole state that could cut the ring off his hand, and they are NOT nearby lol. So keep that in mind… which would be the most durable, but you don’t want it to be too durable if he gets his hand caught in something. Let him pick?
Post # 4
we went with a cobalt wedding band for my fiance! we liked that it had all the benefits of a titanium or tungsten ring, but actually looked just like gold (wasn’t a dark metal color like other alternative metal rings are). my wedding band is white gold, and the colors match exactly!
i’d go with cobalt!
Post # 5
My Fiance got a tungsten ring. Very durable and very inexpensive compared to my white gold band.
Post # 6
The first ring he picked out was cobalt, but that had limited availability and couldn’t get it in his size. So he ended up going with palladium (which is what my rings are). It was more expensive (by a lot) than the cobalt, but he likes it so it’s worth it.
Post # 7
Tungsten. He wanted the dark metal and it looks amazing on his hand. An added perk–it is MUCH more affordable than most other metals!
Post # 8
my husband chose Tungsten carbide, the only downside is that it cant be resized
Post # 9
I work at a machine shop so I had both our bands made out of titanium scraps.
My e-ring and diamond band are a matching set and I’ll wear them when not at work. And where the “free” titanium band while at work.
Post # 10
My Fiance wants an 18k yellow gold ring, no budging on that 😛
Post # 11
My husband has a gold band for his “nice” one and a cobalt band as his “durable” one because he is a musician/drummer and does a lot with his hands, and we didn’t want the gold one to get damaged. The cobalt ring is amazingly durable, looks JUST like his white gold band, and was SO affordable. Seriously. I sing cobalt’s praises.
Post # 12
My Fiance picked out a Tungsten band due to price, but I am surprising him with a White Gold band during our ceremony. I upgraded him because I really felt that 25 years down the road he is going to be thankful to have that gold band. It is a bit of an investment now, but will stay one; and it is something that could be passed on to future generations. (I hope he agrees)…
I assume he will keep both and wear the tungsten band when he is hiking/backpacking/etc, it is more durable as far as scratching goes.
@StephyD216: Good point on tungsten being darker than cobalt. I did find during our search that they have white tungsten bands, and they look exactly like white gold.
Post # 13
My Fiance wanted a plain platinum band. So that’s what we got.
We may also get a more durable titanium band in the future (because he liked those too). But he really wanted a nice platinum band so who was I to say no to that.