(Closed) Titanium or stainless steel, anyone getting that for wedding bands?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My husband bought a stainless steel ring, titanium ring, and tungsten ring. Out of all three he loved the tungsten the most. He bought all three on Ebay for about $20 for titatium and tungsten and $7 for the stainless steel. I think the stainless wasn’t as comfortable as the other two and if he were involved in an accident we were told that they can’t cut the stainless ring off.

Post # 4
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re looking at titanium for the wedding band.  It’s not a precious metal so it can never be resized.  If you need a bigger size ever, you’ll have to buy a new ring.  Otherwise it holds up very well.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

My bf and I are  both getting titanium bands. We’re ordering them from a guy on Etsy and they’re only $45 each! They are light, comfortable, durable and quite handome. Neither of us are particularly impressed by jewels or precious metals, so this makes sense for us. Titanium can’t be resized, but it is so inexpensive that replacing the ring really isn’t a big deal. (And really, spending a couple of grand on platinum which will get scratched and dinged up strikes me as a bit nuts.)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My husband got a stainless steel band as other metals irritated his skin.  It was about $50 and it’s in pretty good shape after a little under a year (comparable to my rings that are platinum and white gold).  Stainless steel is engravable, while my understanding is that tungsten and titanium are not.  Works well for him so far!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I JUST ordered a titanium ring for my FH!  He’s not entirely excited about wearing a ring, so we went with titanium because it is super light.  I got it from http://www.joyjewelers.com but it hasn’t arrived yet.  It cost $80.  Titanium is cool because you can have it look polished, brushed, hammered…  We also looked at some Damascus Steel rings, which I think is several layers of titanium pounded together and then heated really hot.  The color depends on how hot it was heated.  It had a neat, ‘woodsy’ look, and no two are alike.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My Fiance wasn’t excited about a ring either, the aspect of jewelry was completely foreign to him so he was hesistant. I expressed this to a woman in the jewelry store. She had him try on titanium and he was immediately sold. Neither of us knew that it would be so lightweight. We ordered a ring from an Etsy seller in Hawaii…http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5993233

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Fiance is getting either a titanium or tungsten ring because he works around salt water and those two metals don’t corrode in salt water. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

He is getting a titanium ring.  He does manual labor, so it will be getting pretty beat up if he wears it to work.  Besides, the titanium rings that I saw were much better looking than any of the gold ones (yellow or white).  Also, he’s not a jewelry wearer and the fact that it is light weight and won’t leave a hole in your pocket if you need to replace it also sold us!  =)

Post # 11
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Newbee

I think tungstun or titanium is the way to go. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re looking at getting stainless steel ones from a mall kiosk and having them engraved. Titanium is an option as well, but the titanium bands are a lot more expensive, and we’re trying to stick within a budget.

Whatever you do, don’t go with silver if you’re getting it engaged. I love silver, but it’s definitely too soft (especially for laser engraving, which doesn’t go very deep). I bought my fiance a sterling silver ring and had it engraved with our initials about a year and a half ago, and you can hardly read the engraving anymore, it’s so worn down. The ring is misshaped, too, though that’s his fault for slamming it in a door frame. But yeah, we definitely learned our lesson!

Post # 13
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My FH wants a titanium ring.  We just talked to our jeweler about it yesterday.  FH’s biggest concern is that it can’t be resized, but his knuckles are so big that I think it’ll be fine!  Titanium is such a great price, too.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My FH is getting a titanium ring–with rubber no less!  At first I was hesitant, but then I looked at the ring on his hand, and it just looked like it was supposed to be there.  And I think that’s what we’re going for, right?

It’s super lightweight, kind of edgy looking, and indestructable.  He’s a doctor, so he needs something that can take a beating around surgical instruments (and go in the sterilizer!).  This seems to be the perfect solution.

I love that so many more people aren’t doing the "matching" wedding bands any more–will y’all’s match your guys’?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My FIs ring is titanium with a 14K gold inlay band. It was $96. The store that we bought it from ordered it from the mart in Atlanta (where the jewelers shop apparently) It is also wide-10mm band-but since my Fiance is 6′ 3" tall & a pretty good size-the wider band looks really good on him. They ordered it and he tried it on IRL before we were committed to buying it.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Does anyone know if titanium bands can be cut off if needed?

 

 

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