(Closed) Need help with his ring!!!! titanium vs. gold???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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ElyseRose:  You can get a titanium ring on amazon for $20 if that’s his preference! Source: I bought my husbands ring on there for $10+shipping. It scratches quite easily, titanium. It looks nice now that it’s evenly scratched up… It is a 6mm brushed finish one. He was delighted that it only cost that much, he doesn’t have to worry about losing it or damaging it etc. I gave him an open ended offer to upgrade if he ever wants to.

Gold might be longer wearing. That was my preference for myself. It doesn’t show wear much at all if its polished. I wear a plain 14k gold band for work (chef here) and that thing takes a friggin BEATING. 

Edit: Here you go! 

http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Polish-Brush-Finish-Wedding/dp/B00V3ZNQWU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432964833&sr=8-1&keywords=Men%27s+titanium+Band

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

you can also get gold brushed in 30 seconds for a scratched look…and polished regularly. Gold bands surprisingly hold up well I know nothing about titanium

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I was going to say the same thing. Get a cheap titanium or tungsten band from Amazon so he can just replace it with an identical one if it wears out too much. Otherwise, I’d go for the gold. Don’t pay that much markup for a regular titanium band. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My sister in laws husband has titanium and after 7 years she wants to get him something else because it looks so horrible And scratched up. (He’s a pharmacist) Idk if it can be polished but that would defiantly be a question to ask a jeweler about! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

When I talked to the jeweler, they were very open to us buying both but based on the information we definitely went with gold.  The Titanium feels very light and thin and scratched too easily for my taste..

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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ElyseRose:  Get gold. One dont spend that much on a titanium ring. They should never be priced more than $50. If he is working with his hands constantly my worry is if he ever smashes his finger. Titanium rings cannot be cut off, so fingers may have to be lost if the ring is on in an incident. The gold ring will hold up just fine, and may end up looking brush finished instead of high polish, but I personally do not think that looks bad at all. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

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katy13:  The thing about titanium not being able to be cut off is a myth.  You can cut off most titanium rings with a jeweler’s saw. My husband had to have his titanium ring cut off, and it was quick and easy. If you look this up on Snopes.com, you can get even more info about the pros and cons of titanium rings.

I actually believe Tungsten rings are the ones that are hard to cut off? Not 100% sure, too lazy to Google it, lol.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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fivebyfive:  Interesting. I have always heard that they cannot be cut off. Thanks for the update. However, I did learn that you would not be able to wear that ring again, or was your husband able to? Thats awesome if he was (I just did not find anything like that when looking). Thats why they dont really size titanium rings. I mean technically they can, but they either stretch the ring or add metal on the inside to make it more snug. They do not cut titanium rings to resize like other metals. And tungsten can be shattered. Which is not preferable if one drops their ring on accident on tile, and it shatters. But yes you or correct that tungsten does not cut easily, but it does break easily. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know I’m responding a little late but you have to be careful where you get tungsten. There are only a few company’s who have royalties to make it. Most others have nickle in it. This is why we went with ceramic. Hypoallergenic and he is an aircraft mechanic. He doesn’t wear it to work but it doesn’t scratch easily Just like tungsten. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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ElyseRose:  We just purchased our bands. My Fiance has been all about the tungsten and it’s what his friends have. I really wanted to talk to the jeweler and get feedback from him and weigh all the pros and cons.

Gold is a softer metal and will scratch easier. Tungsten is brittle so it will not scratch, but it can’t be resized, and if it drops it can shatter. Gold costs more, tungsten was significantly less ($300-something vs $150).

I personally don’t like the ultra modern style of many of the tungsten rings, and didn’t feel like they fit my FI’s personality, but we found one that was a simple band that’s more of a classic style and both agreed it was the route we should do. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee

 

Personal preference.

My guy’s got gold with diamonds as well as a plain gold everyday band. He also has the <$50 stainless steel ring for his “grungy” work contracts, if he feels like it. He was not impressed with other choices.

Just my $0.02.

 

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