Post # 1
I proposed to my fiancé a week ago and he was excited but a little disappointed that he didn’t have a ring for me. We made a plan to go ring shopping sometime in the nearish future since our free time and jewelry store hours tend not to align well. In the interim I’ve been wearing a cheap silver ring I picked up at walmart… and the ring has not fared well over the past week. But my fiancé has been wearing a tungsten promise ring I got him for well over a year now and it looks as good today as it did the day I bought it.
I’d love to get a matching ring (he intends to use the promise ring as a wedding band) and I really like the idea of how resilient the tungsten is but he would still like to get me a traditional engagement ring with a diamond. I’m worried about pairing the tungsten with another metal but as far as I can tell they don’t make tungsten rings that will accommodate a raised gemstone. Does anyone know if these exist? Or if you have tungsten band what did you pair it with and has it caused any extra wear to the other ring? (I ask because I watched my fiancé accidently strip metal off of a railing when he ran his hand down it with his ring. The ring didn’t have any damage. The railing… ended up looking a little sad.)
Post # 3
You an get a ‘traditional’ wedding ring shape and size in tungsten I believe. I’m not 100% about matching the metal colors, because I don’t know what color tungsten is typically.
The hardness of tungsten isn’t crazy high but it is very resilient and I would be concerned about it potentially wearing the engagment ring if they weren’t a tight fit and banged up against eachother or spun.
Post # 4
Congratulations on your engagement! Sooo exciting! Tungsten means “heavy metal” By definition. Ive read somewhere before i think on a post in the hive about not suggesting wearing tungsten with ither metals as it could damage the other softer ring, assuming it were gold. Ive never seen an engagement ring made of tungsten. I’ll try and google and see what i find.
Post # 5
All the tungsten rings i can find are wedding bands, so maybe they dont make traditional engagement rings in tungsten.
Post # 6
Tungsten is hard and scratch resistant, but also brittle. If you drop a tungsten ring on a cement or tile floor, it is possible to chip or break the tungsten ring, which is why they do not make engagement rings out of tungsten.
I would not recommend wearing a tungsten ring next to a gold band just like the PP said…the tungsten is harder than gold or platinum and will wear away the other precious metal.
Also, tungsten is a gunmetal gray color and is darker than white gold or platinum.
Post # 7
To find a womens tungsten e-ring, your going to have to look online for them. I have never seen one in a jewelry store. But they have some great very modern styles in tungsten.