Post # 1
I am looking for ring options for Mr. GK. He wants a silver color, which leaves many options for rings. His favorite is tungsten because it doesnt scratch, but there is nickel as the binding metal. Nickel is a carcinogen. Titanium would be the next best choice, but if he would get his finger smashed, the ring could be removed by the hospital. What are you doing for mr rings? and he wants a plain brushed domed ring in a size 7 (skinny fingers)
Post # 3
We went with a a plain platinum band with comfort fit. I’ve heard recently about a metal called palladium, but I don’t know much about it.
Yay for skinny fingers…it will cost you less. 🙂
Post # 4
We went for a Scott Kay band similar to this one without the diamonds (so it was a smooth surface) and it was 6MM.
Post # 5
Overstock.com has several really nice options at affordable rates!
Here is a tungsten I’ve been looking at…
Post # 6
we just got my Fiance, his is also tungsten carbide. But their are so many options for metals. gold, titanium, platinum, tungsten, silver, and even stainless steel…..depends on your price range. my Fiance is an iron worker, so he has to have something that strong.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
Palladium is awesome- Mr. Dahlia’s ring is made of it. I blogged about it awhile back if you want more info about it. All the benefits of platinum for a white gold price.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks
Mr. Bluebell got platinum b/c he liked the weight of it; it feels substantial. I also looove the patina it gets.
Also I just want to pipe in that that is an URBAN LEGEND that titanium can’t be cut off a finger!!! It’s harder than cutting gold but any hospital will be able to do it easily.
from e-weddingbands.com :
Can a Titanium ring be cut off?
Yes! Please be aware that in any situation where it might become necessary to cut off a Titanium ring–for instance excessive weight gain, hand injury, etc.–cutting through titanium will be more difficult than cutting through gold or platinum. However, it can still be done.
In our own jewelry shop, we used a separating disc and flexible shaft tool–items commonly found in nearly all jewelry shops that work with gold, silver, and platinum–to cut through one of our 5mm domed and comfort fit titanium rings. We placed the ring in a vice and were able to cut all the way through it in 20 seconds. That speed generated too much heat to be comfortable if the ring was being worn, so one of our goldsmiths used a separating disk to cut through another 5mm domed and comfort-ft titanium band while wearing it on his own finger. He used the separating disk at a much slower rate so as not to generate too much heat, and frequently submersed his finger in cool water to keep the band cool. He safely cut through the band in 3 minutes with no discomfort or injury to his finger. Next, we contacted our local hospital emergency room and asked if they were equipped to cut off a titanium ring in an emergency. Most hospital emergency rooms are prepared to handle almost anything, and ours assured us that it would be no problem for them.
During our 30+ years of jewelry repair experience, we’ve only seen a dozen or so rings that have been cut off in hospital emergency rooms, and in most of those cases the rings had been bent out-of-round and were putting painful pressure on the finger. Titanium rings are less likely to crush or bend out-of-round, so if you shut your hand in a car door or drop a heavy object on it, it might be safer to be wearing a titanium ring than a precious metal band! Nonetheless, if you ever need your Titanium ring cut off, just contact a local jeweler that uses separating discs. Please check with your local medical facility if you have concerns.
Post # 9
My husband has a tungsten ring and loves it…. his brother also liked it and ended up getting one as well!