(Closed) Tungsten ring from jeweler vs. Amazon

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Where did you buy your tungsten ring? How much did you pay?

    Jeweler

    Amazon, etc.

    less than $50

    $50 - $100

    $100+

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Fiance got himself this. $27.99 and is made well. 

    Post # 18
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We bought my FI’s ring from kaytitanium.com.  he wanted the hammered tungsten look and at Moody’s Jewelry it was $375.  i was messing around on the internet one day looking for his ring and found it on that website for $49.99 including shipping.  there is no difference between it from the one at the jewelry store. He’ll end up losing it or something (he is a coach) so i would rather spend that much than the $375.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My husband’s wedding band is from Amazon, it was $40.  It’s black tungsten carbide.  It looks like any other ring I’ve seen – as did the other 3 we ordered and returned when trying to pick one out.  🙂

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I purchased my Husband’s wedding band from Amazon. He wanted a specific ring and we could only find it on Amazon. It’s tungsten carbide with a stingray leather inlay. He loves it, and I am very happy with my purchase. I recommend Amazon 100%

     

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i ordered my fiances on amazon nd it was 15$ total, including shipping 

    it is just like the one we tried at kays, but so much cheaper

     

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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    @JessMorgan777:  I’m in your boat.  Spent about $400 on a tungsten ring from Zales, he lost it, and we replaced it with another one from Zales!  Man, I wish I had known about Amazon back then.  Oh well.  LOL!

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    A lot of the cheaper Tungsten rings contain cobalt.  The cobalt in the ring can cause a rash on your finger & also the ring will start to discolor.  So if you buy tungsten, make sure it’s cobalt free.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Will purchase from Overstock $59.99

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @lmarsch1:  Very true.  I bought a cheap yellow gold (appearing) tungsten ring from Amazon.  Within 1 month it was tarnished – and I haven’t found a way to remove the tarnish yet.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    So glad I found this thread! I was wondering the same thing. The tungsten ring fi wants is $445 at the jewelry store. But like $300 on amazon! Was nervous about quality but happy to hear all the positive reviews. 

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    Go online! Jewelry stores are so much more expensive! I got my Fiance a tungsten ring from justmensrings.com for $20. Last year for his bday I got him an engraved tungsten ring from zales that was surprisingly only $40 (though they had the exact same ring except “name brand” for $250+!). My Fiance wanted a really thick wedding band (12mm) and I haven’t found any that big in jewelry stores. I bought his from LarsonJewelers.com for $83!!

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Maybe the mark up is because in a jewelry store you can swap out sizes whenever you want since it can’t be resized? My fi liked a 300+ tungsten ring, his aunt works in a jewelry store in another state and said she could purchase it for 160 for us but we were able to get the store down to 200 since I also bought my band that day so I am a little suspicious of a 20 dollar ring but hey if it’s not an obvious difference then great!

    Post # 29
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    Wannabee

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    almostmrsj:  buyer be aware that black tungsten carbide doesnt exist.  Black tungsten rings have a titanium oxide coating, as do Gold ones and any color other than silver.  Titanium isnt as hard as tungsten carbide and will scratch, but not that easily.  Inlays of abalone, carbon fiber, etc are much much softer than the tungsten and they will also scratch over time.  A solid silver mirror polished tungsten ring will stay mirror shiney like new forever unless you work with industrial diamond abrasives.  But for $20 online who cares if it gets damaged, you can buy another for $20

    Post # 30
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    It’s seriously just jeweler’s markup. My DH’s ring was from amazon and was like $20-$40. When we went to mall jewelers some were asking as much as $400 for the same exact ring!

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