(Closed) Tungsten or Titanium Band?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

1 wedding bandsme & my hubby have matching tungsten wedding bands.  I love our bands which has Roman Numeral which means “timeless”. 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

my fiance wears both a titanium band (it was the first gift I ever bought him!) and a tungsten carbide spinner ring. He’s dropped both multiple times and they have never, ever shattered, cracked, or anything. The titanium one he’s worn for 6 years, the tungsten one for just over a year.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The deciding factor between tungsten and titanium for us was the fact that titanium can not be as easily cut off your finger in the case of swelling or an emergency. My Fiance is a biologist and particularly conscious of his body parts, he didn’t want to risk something happening and potentially losing a finger if they couldn’t get to a hospital to cut off the ring. Probably an unlikely scenario, but situations do happen where rings need to be cut and, like gold, tungsten can be cut with bolt cutters. Additionally tungsten can be polished/doesn’t scratch and titanium scratches and can’t be polished to look new again. I have never heard of either of them shattering, I guess it could happen, but I would keep your FIs opinion in mind considering it will be his ring. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Museum

We both have white tungsten carbide rings and we love them. We’ve had no problems so far, and they feel pretty resilient 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Why not just get yellow/rose/unplated palladium white gold, palladium or platinum? 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Mmjernig:  I got my huband a plain white go band, but he origonally liked tungsten. Then we found out (I think it was tungsten) that it couldn’t be resized if my husband’s fingers got larger or smaller, we would have to buy a new ring. So I’d look that up as well.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Mmjernig:  Fiance will be getting one of each to switch out as needed, he is NOT a jewerly guy and only wants a black wedding band – no other “flashy” metals. Titanium is lighter, Titanium for resizing is “doable” but not prefered, both are able to be cut off at a hospital if needed for an emergency.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mmjernig:  My Fiance is also drawn to the look and feel of tungsten, so that was our deciding factor. Almost every ring that he liked was tungsten and he didn’t like the lightweight feeling of titanium. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

pumilionis:  yes, go to the JVL tungsten website, you will their ring selections with different engraved messages.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

robinvalentine:  Ok sorry, I’m confused, your ring just has the numbers 1 through 12 on it. It can’t mean timeless in Roman numerals, as Roman numerals are literally just numbers. Jvl just called that style of ring “timeless.” Perhaps it’s timeless because it’s numbered like a clock without hands?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mmjernig:  I’m pretty sure that tungsten can’t be cut off in case of an accident. That’s not nice to think about but something to consider if your is a sports coach

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

Mmjernig:  if he likes the brushed look also check out cobalt chrome. my husband has a cobalt chrome ring and the weight felt very similar to the platinum rings we were also considering. So far it’s held up well (no scratches) and it’s very comfortable he says. It was also pretty darn cheap which was a pleasant surprise! 

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