Post # 1
I know because my husband’s wedding band broke at our reception! I guess I didn’t do enough research and assumed “strong and scratch proof” mean unbreakable but that wasn’t our experience. I did more research on tungsten after and learned it is considered brittle so will break if dropped in certain situations. While the hubs was on the dance floor he dropped his ring and it broke in two when it hit the tile floor. Just bad luck for us I guess. Luckily he’s a bit of a fashionista and has a few rings in different tones to match his watches so he’s been wearing one of those. Also, the company is replacing the ring but it’s made me a bit leery of tungsten and we’ll probably get him a platinum or gold band at some point.
I am not saying it’s a bad buy but he’s pretty bummed as the ring has sentimental value (it’s engraved and was warmed by our guests). Just a Public Service Announcement.
Post # 3
@NJmeetsBX: OH totally, this is why I didn’t get my Fiance one. Good POST, they are quite popular right now.
Post # 4
That sucks! Thanks for the heads up though – maybe I’ll get FH to stop wearing his engagement ring so much 🙁
Post # 5
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
@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
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
Yup, just one of the many reasons I was against tungsten, even though it’s what my Darling Husband wanted.
Post # 9
@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
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
- 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
@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
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 # 14
I believe the floor at our venue was ceramic tile so it was definitely bad luck and like PPs mentioned it was cheap to purchase and the company is sending us another no charge. Still, I didn’t expect it would be broken less than a day into the marriage!! I totally see the benefits of TC and wasn’t trying to start a pro or con argument just posted a Public Service Announcement because I wasn’t aware that it would break so easily if dropped. I know other men with TC that have had no problems so I guess it depends what works best in your situation.
Post # 15
@NJmeetsBX: I just love that he’s a fashionista and got multiples to match his watches. That’s so cute haha!
Post # 16
@MsJ2theZ: It’s pretty funny! Some people love it, some people think it’s ridiculous! I think it makes sense, besides aside from watches and his wedding band, he wears no other jewelry. So let the man have his rings. LOL