Post # 1
I’m thinking of buying a VERY cheap band to wear to work after the wedding, since my job is rough on my hands and I don’t want to put additional wear and tear on my wedding band and newly redipped e-ring. Even spending $60 on a plain gold band is out of the question since we went quite a bit over budget on our actual wedding bands.
I’m looking into plain white(ish) metal bands in the 2 – 3mm width range, as cheap as I can get, basically. A couple options I found on eBay are a brass ring that’s white gold plated for <$10 and a titanium band for around $5 more.
I’m thinking titanium is the way to go – any opinions? Suggestions?
Post # 3
My dad has a titanium band that he loves. He says it’s really light and comfortable.
Post # 4
we have titanium “stunt” bands that i got on amazon – i think total price for both rings and shipping was under $20
Post # 5
Amazon, or even claire’s, probably has something.
Post # 6
Titanium scares me for one reason: It can never be cut. If you lose or gain weight, you have to buy a whole new ring, and god forbid something happens to your hand and it swells it can’t be cut off of your finger…ever. I’d rather use a sterling silver band for a stunt double, it might end up being cheaper and in the rare event that you break your hand you won’t lose a finger!
Post # 7
I have an awesome stainless steel ring from Amazon. $5 plus $5 for shipping. It looks like platinum, is not thin or cheap looking. They have all sizes and widths, I believe the retailer is Sabrina Silver.
Post # 8
I have a $10 silver ring that I wear when I am doing certain rough jobs. I thought I wouldnt want a stunt double ring but in the end I’m way too protective of my real ring
Post # 9
yes, like @morganjenkstamwood: suggested. go to amazon.com and search the “jewelry”section for “steel band 3mm“
you will get lots of hits, for example this one is $5: http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Polish-Comfort-Wedding-Available/dp/B001D479EC/ref=sr_1_6?s=jewelry&ie=UTF8&qid=1312225163&sr=1-6
I have a 3mm stainless band very similar to this and I have to say I love it! it’s very comfortable, and solid enough that it feels like high quality even though it was so cheap!
Post # 11
@KateRBels: God, I never thought about that! That IS scary!
Post # 12
@KateRBels: That’s exactly why SO is hesitant to get one. And he hates the look of white/yellow gold on him. UGH.. so difficult.
Good luck, OP! There’s a ton on Amazon 🙂
Post # 13
To dispel rumors, yes titanium can be cut off in the event of an emergency! It’s more brittle than other metals, so it needs to be cut on either side to be removed, as it can’t be bent. Jewelers would be asking for lawsuits if they made rings out of an unsafe material.
Post # 14
Thanks for all the suggestions.
I thought stainless steel had the same issues with being cut off as titanium? I’m not concerned with weight gain or anything since it isn’t a ring I’ll be wearing all day, every day. But I guess it’s still a little troubling to think that the equipment to remove the ring may not be available in an emergency.
I like the idea of sterling silver, since I already wear a lot of silver jewelry daily, but I’m having trouble finding silver rings in my size (5.5)
Post # 15
@maladroite: Thanks for the link 🙂
Post # 16
if you think you cold have an emergency bad enough that the ring must be cut off, then is it safe to wear a ring at all? some jobs (like working with tools), it is recommended to not wear one for your safety.