I posted this in one of the other threads but after seeing this I wanted you ladies to also see this and maybe even show your SO/ FI/ Husbands. My SO who is an Engineer was adamit on a tungsten ring. This is totally what he wanted. After seeing this video he refuses to get a Tungsten ring now..
This was done by Scott Kay himself. Scott Kay will no longer use Tungsten because he doesnt feel it is apropriate for a wedding band. Personal story my SO’s best friend also has a Tungsten ring.. This past weekend in Ohio we were at a business conference and he dropped his on the tile floor of the hotel lobby. Sure enough his ring chipped just like the video.
So ladies just becareful of the claims that Tungsten is indestructable!
Wow we just went a looked at rings this past weekend and were told that Tungsten was industructable and wouldn’t show any scratches like other rings would. Fiance was sold and wanted one but now, I’m not so sure.
I had actually heard the shattering thing as a selling point – for guys who do mechanical/machining work, where injuring your hands is a risk, they might want a ring that will break under pressure, so that if the ring is stuck on something, they can pull their hand away more easily; it’s also easier for doctors to get the ring off if necessary.
@Frugalista – They don’t scratch – they chip just like diamonds!
This won’t stop me from getting a tungsten ring – but I did do a lot of research before Fiance decided on tungsten and never thought it was indestructable. I recommend everyone to get the facts from an outside source (not your jeweler) before you chose your metal!
My SO’s old wedding band was Tungsten with a white gold band. When we were in Vegas we went to a radio chemistry lab to perform some experiments on it. The radio chemistry dude placed the ring in pliers, squeezed, and it shattered instantly. The inlaid white gold band just bent. Then we put some pieces in acid and some in an arc melter. 😀
They’re hardly indestructible. I’d rather have white gold or platinum.
Well, I seriously doubt my Fiance is going to be throwing his ring with force on a concrete slab like Scott Kay was doing. The shattering is supposed to be for safety, anyway. It’s a lot quicker to strike something with a hammer and get it off of your swollen finger than it is to have to wait for someone to come with the correct tools to cut it off. We didn’t see anything wrong with tungsten, and hell, if by chance something happen to where he has to shatter it, they’re not the most expensive rings on the planet, we can just but a new one. 🙂
Incidentally, I kind of wish my Father-In-Law would get a tungsten ring – he refuses to wear his wedding band at all, ever, b/c one of his army buddies lost a hand after getting his wedding ring stuck on something – he doesn’t talk about the exact details. I know it’s absolutely none of my business whether he wears a wedding ring or not, but it bugs me anyway.
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