(Closed) PSA: Tungsten Carbide breaks

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That sucks! Thanks for the heads up though – maybe I’ll get FH to stop wearing his engagement ring so much 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, tungsten can easily shatter if it hits ceramic. That’s why we opted to go with a $30 ring from amazon- cheap to replace. Most tungsten rings bought through jewelers have lifetime replacement plans for this reason (not shatterproof), but we opted not to go that route, as it was 10x the cost, and we’re hoping he won’t shatter it 10x! Maybe that’s optimistic, though 😛

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@les105:  I got my husband’s for $80 with the lifetime warranty. He very rarely wears his ring, and its dropped a few times on our pergo floors, and even outside once, and its still good. At least we have that warranty if anything happens to it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The fact that some of these rings ARE breakable is why some of us are getting them for our FH — safety.  It is easier to break a brittle ring sometimes than try to cut off a metal ring – there was no way my fiance would wear a metal ring! He chose ceramic so he could squeeze it with a vise to break it if need be and they are pretty cheap to replace also.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yup, just one of the many reasons I was against tungsten, even though it’s what my Darling Husband wanted.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsSl82be:  Great deal!! Where’d you get yours? We really only spoke to our jeweler & ended up ordering online.  If we have to buy a second one, I’ll definitely do more research.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good to know. DH’s ring is TC and we’ve yet to have any issues. Then again, he’s only been wearing it for about 8 months but he has dropped it a bunch of times. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Mr. LK loves his tungsten ring and hasn’t had any issues with it after wearing it every day for the last 7 months. A friend has had his tungsten ring for 3 years now and it still looks brand new. It may just be that the OP’s husband had a case of really sucky bad luck.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@78science:  This. With my husband’s line of work we wanted a ring that COULD break. I’d rather them break the ring than cut his finger off because the ring is stuck and unbreakable!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s the reason my Fiance got a tungsten ring was so it could break off if need be since he works summers at a mine.

**Keep in mind—men aren’t use to wearing rings, so natually when they get their ring sized they are going to want it bigger than what their finger really is because it feels awkward to them. They won’t want it snug. This was the case with my Fiance, and I had to tell him all of this in order to get him to wear it snug. I told him he will get use to it, and even though there is a warranty having it snug is a better alternative than falling off and breaking right away. Just a thought 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@NJmeetsBX:  I just love that he’s a fashionista and got multiples to match his watches. That’s so cute haha!

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