Post # 1
Does anyone have any advice on what would be the best metal/material for a wedding band for an auto-mechanic?
Im not sure if there are certain types that are safer or what but I really want him to be able to actually WEAR the ring. Ive tried searching the net and Im not having much luck.
Post # 3
Mr. Doctor does a lot of work with his hands and we opted to go with titanium. Won’t scratch or bend under the rigors of his work. The rumors that the ER can’t cut it off if needed aren’t true, so no need to worry on that account.
Post # 4
my dad owns an auto body shop and he can’t wear a ring at work period. it’s a health risk with him welding all the time. i’m not sure if that will be a problem with your Fiance, but you might want to ask him!
Post # 5
My Fiance does electrical work and we purchased him a stainless steel band (http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2501078′ defer=’defer) It is gorgeous and he said it was very light on his hand, which was important to him.
I ended up getting this (http://www.bluenile.com/wedding-ring-white-gold_7330?oid1=350&oid2=2379&oid3=22&nav1=band_channel.jsp&metal_filter=white&show_all_pages=1&catid=126&set_shape=’ defer=’defer) which echoes the ridges in his without matching exactly, and also echoes my e-ring, which was very important to me.
Side by side, I can’t tell that they are different metals!
Post # 6
Not sure about mechanics but my fiance works in manufacturing and we got a tungsten ring for safety reasons. We were told that if it is caught on something or is smashed it will break instead of bending and getting stuck on the finger. Some people are sentimental about the actual ring but I’d rather have his fingers intact!
Ask the jewelry clerks and do some internet research before you buy!
Post # 7
Tungsten carbide. Absolutely. My ex was a mechanic and that was what the jeweler recommended for him. It’s completely scratch resistent. It’s really strong, so I guess you wouldn’t have to worry about it pinched onto his finger if something were to happen.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on
Like jeeyol and wintersprincess, we’re going with tungsten for safety reasons. Mr. Cheese is a CAD/ CAM guy, so he works around a lot of machinery, and this was the best option. In certain situations I expect him to have to take it off for safety, though.
Post # 9
My husband is a truck and coach technician (mechanic on big a$$ diesel trucks) and he is absolutely NOT allowed to wear a ring at work, so I agree with JanieLeigh – have him check to see if he’s allowed to wear one. My Darling Husband ended up getting a white gold band that he wears on the weekends and if we go out during the week.
Post # 10
gold and especially platinum scratch way too easily.
I agree with the other brides on their suggestions of Tungsten, Titanium, or Stainless Steel. They’ll hold up much better. There’s a lot more styles out there for men now, so you’re sure to find a nice one no matter what. The plus side is that these materials are cheaper too 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks for all the information ladies! Ill start the search now
Post # 12
I agree with JanieLeigh and KPenn. My husband is a mechanic and it worries both of us that his fingers could get smashed and the ring would have to be cut off. He just wears his when he’s not working. That being said, my husband’s ring is Tungsten with the comfort fit. He loves it. Good luck!
P.S. cute name! I love it! 🙂
Post # 13
I would be careful because I have family that works in construction and the reason they can’t wear their rings while working because you could deglove your finger. I won’t get into it but the ring could get caught on something and bad things can happen. You might want to invest in a necklace or keychain he can keep it on while he is at work. Or just talk to your jeweler, they will or should know what is best.
Post # 14
My guy was an automotive tech for five years and wore his platinum wedding band without an issue. Mostly you just have to be careful in that field anyway.
Post # 15
I’ve been wondering the same thing, we’re both hands on and need something durable.
I recently heard about Palladium. Anyone know anything about it?
Post # 16
My Fiance is a mechanic too and won’t be wearing his while working for safety reasons. He’s seen too many squashed rings. Plus, there’s always a risk of catching it on something. One thing to remember, there are some metals out there which are break-proof or whathaveyou, but there’s still that threat of injury. I know Fiance has decided to wear his to work and then just put the ring in his toolbox until after he soaps up and come home. Oh, and some of those special metals you can’t engrave (so I hear), so if you want a nice inscription then it won’t be possible.