Post # 1
Though my Fiance has a desk job he lift weights at the gym and is planning on keeping his ring on at the gym. I however will not be wearing my rings at the gym since I lift heavy weights as well. When I’m there I see other men with their rings on but not sure what type of metals they are wearing and how long it will last.
For men who lift weights or engage in other types of sports, what are the best ring metals?
He wants a simple band, no diamonds, etc.
Post # 3
I lift and just wear gloves, but if he doesn’t want to do that I would think the harder the metal the better. So platinum or palladium, though I don’t know much about alternative metals like tungsten and stuff. Maybe someone else will!
Post # 4
I wear gloves too, but I am also pretty clumsy – I bump, etc. 🙂
Post # 5
Platinium or titanium are great options because they are strong, scratch resistant metals. My Fiance is a carpenter and lifts. We are both going with titanium wedding bands. I will take off my engagement ring and always wear my plain titanium band.
Post # 6
Supposedly tungsten doesn’t bend or scratch, so technically lifting weights shouldn’t hurt the ring…but lifting while wearing it might tear up your hand! Our jeweler actually recommended my Fiance remove his ring when doing heavy lifting, regardless of metal…so now I just have to find a safe place for him to keep it while he works out.
Edited to add: I always take my ring off at the gym and stash it safely on my watch band, I’ve seen both guys and girls do this.
Post # 7
@FutureMrsD2013: I thought platinium scratched on can have dents eventually.
@loveandapitbull: I will try to talk him out of wearing it while doing the weights. I will keep mine in my locker.
Post # 8
My hubby got titanium as his band, and I have a matching one for days when I don’t want to wear my set (which is rather delicate). We’re quite happy with it. It scratches somewhat easily, but it’s tough, hypoallergenic, and cheap, so if something happens to it, it’s easy to replace, unlike Platinum.
Post # 9
Platinum would definitely scratch! I have a platinum ring. I got engaged in December and I lift. I usually wear my ring around my neck on a chain or in a zipped wristband like these from Victoria’s Secret
Post # 10
@jessbride206: Dumb question: Do you shower with it around your neck? I have this strange fear of getting it too wet (other than washing my hands)
Post # 11
Tungsten is great. I bought my fh tungsten and carbon. They are cheaper rings but I like the color options
Post # 12
@CARA1978: Yeah my bad, platinum will scratch! We went with titanium. All metals will scratch. Titanium is less likely to scratch because it is a stronger metal.
Post # 13
My e-ring is platinum and I lift with it. The ring still looks fine. On the other hand, my hand now has a large callus right underneath the ring from where it rubs when I work out. My skin has definitely been the loser here!
Post # 14
We talked to a lot of jewelers about this since my fiance is a crossfit instructor. The metals that dont scratch; tungsten, zicronian, etc… can be dangerous because if you hurt your finger they can be very hard and even dangerous to get off! The best option we found was get my future hubby a leather necklace for him to wear the ring on.
Post # 15
My husband works on cars so he has a tungsten band but he still tries not to wear it in a situation where his finger might get stuck.
I think that the myth that it won’t be able to come off if bent isn’t true, they do have special tools to cut the ring at the hospital and other metals have a possibility of becoming bent on your finger as well.
Post # 16
Myhusband decided on a tungsten ring because he’s an engineer and the jeweler told us it is the least liekly to scratch. My husband has vouched for this day in and day out. He said he actually scratches doors, etc with his ring and not the other way around!
He does,however, take the ring off for weight lifting because we were told it is dangerous if something happens because it is hard to get off.
Id suggest the necklace idea or leaving it at home altogether.