(Closed) Scared to ‘lose a finger’ due to a tungsten ring???

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That is so wrong!  The jewelry we went to didn’t do that and that just happens to be the kind my future hubby chose.  But when we told people they often said, “what happens if you lose a finger” and we were like huh?  I bet they’d been talked out of it before and now that rumor is spreading.

Post # 4
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I heard this too when My Fiance fell in love with a tungsten ring but then I did the research and found out how it was untrue – so we are definitely getting a tungsten ring!

Post # 6
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah our jeweler told us about the losing a finger thing too when we got my hubby his tungsten ring. Where do they come up with this stuff??

Post # 7
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They told us that too, but FH didn’t like the tungsten rings anyway so he wasn’t even considering them. However, I don’t know if I would want a vice grip coming at me either!

Post # 8
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I found my fiance’s tungsten ring on Overstock and it’s awesome!  I think it was only about $60 too!!

Post # 9
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

In the video, he mentions that tungsten will break before it bends, and that’s absolutely correct. One of my friends, who is VERY hard on jewelry, managed to crack his tungsten ring. They’re durable, but not indestructible!

Post # 10
355 posts
Helper bee

very good to know. my fiance really likes this type of ring, but we havn’t gone to a jewler yet. i added this to my favorites incase we come across someone shady and they try to talk us out of it!

Post # 11
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am so glad somebody said the word I’d been thinking of for so long..UPSELL.

They try that w/wedding dresses, and apparently now it’s trickled down to guys’ wedding rings.

My coworker (guy) married early this summer.  I remember asking him about the ring and what metal he was getting and he said “anything but tungsten.  I don’t want to have to have my finger cut off if I’m in an accident.  Same thing w/platinum too”.

Hmm.  I never heard anything about platinum either come to think of it other than his comment.

So glad to know this is definitely one false rumor!

Post # 12
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You’ll only lose a finger if….IF you get into a major accident, your finger swells up massively, and that ring isn’t cracked off ASAP. You’d have to have that ring on SO long all the tissue in your finger would die! So, maybe if you were in teh forest for 5 days….but unlikely =]. It COULD act like a tournequet for your finger…but it would have to be on there a very long time and cut off all your blood supply. Kind of a freaky thing, right?

It’s becoming standard for paramedics and firefighters to carry vices that break tungsten rings, so it’s not really an issue anymore. They’ll cut your gold one off in a heartbeat, too, so either way you’re looking at some damage

Post # 13
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s true that it’s hard to cut tungsten rings off, but how often is this necessary? My friend’s husband is a firefighter, so in his case, yes her avoided that material, but unless you do something for a living where you are more likely to have an accident? I wouldn’t worry.

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