Post # 1
Me and my fiance first planned on matching plain white gold bands. but we are both hard on rings and are concerned about scratches. so he’s decided he wants titanium. I want our bands to match so I was going to get a plain titanium band also. my engagement ring is silver with diamonds. is it acceptable to get my band in something other than gold? would it look weird next to a silver or white gold ring with diamonds? they say titanium doesn’t scratch very easy and its super cheap.
Post # 3
I bought a titanium band for my husband. It is light weight and easy for him to wear since he hardly feels it there. Durrability seems fine, but it is not at all scratch resistant like i was thinking. I personally dont mind the wear rings get as they’re worn, and if your silver ring’s wear isn’t bothering you yet then don’t worry over much about the wear the ring will get. All rings, from normal viewing distance look similar. Have you ever seen someone’s ring from 5 feet away and been like “OMG!! look at those scratches!” lol. That being said, I got his ring on amazon for 9 dollars. It is lightweight, beautiful, maybe slightly less scratched after 2 months than other metals, aside from tungsten, would be, and did i mention 9 dollars?! I thought it looked as just as nice as a similar styled bands in gold, silver or titanium and i’m kind of a jewelry freak! So, yeah, if you like a wearable, durrable metal, do it!
Post # 4
The silver is going to scratch a lot. FI has a silver ring and its really dinged up. If like PP says the Titanium will scratch too then they will match and its not a big deal. Do you have any pics of what your rings would potentially look like together?
Fiance and I have sets based on the same theme. They are all white metals but his is silver, and my e-ring is platinum, my wedding band is white gold. So they don’t really need to match either unless its really important to you.
A lot of people here have mixed metals that are different colors even so really anything goes. And titanium is cheaper than silver or gold. I would be really curious to see what it would look like though.
Post # 5
my Fiance got tungsten, and it’s virtually scratch proof and apparently it doesn’t dull either. i don’t know about pricing though – his band was about $600 CDN.
Post # 6
Of course it’s acceptable to get your wedding band in something other than gold if you’re happy with it. We’ve been thinking a lot about titanium for both of us as well (because a lot of white gold I’ve found is alloyed with nickel which I have a gross reaction to), and I like that it’s crazy cheap (less than $10 for basic bands on Amazon, for example).
I know some people say titanium can get scratched up, but they also say that about silver, and I’ve silver rings I’ve worn non-stop for over 10 years without them getting scratched/dinged badly, so I suspect it depends what all you do with your hands. I personally kind of like that my wedding band might get worn and scratched over time – marriages go through all kinds of bumps too – but that’s a personal preference. If you feel okay with the possibility of it not looking perfect in the long-term, titanium’s a good solution.
I was told though, by a jeweler friend of mine, that wearing titanium with silver regularly isn’t ideal, because the titanium will scratch up the silver. I don’t really plan on wearing my e-ring with my wedding band after the wedding so I don’t care, but you might want to check into that!