Post # 1
Does anyone have any experience of tungsten rings?
I’m wondering how they look over time? Do they wear easily….look tarnished?? (or any other considerations I might be missing out on)
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Post # 2
Make sure that tungsten rings are not too strong. If you were to damage a finger and that finger was swollen then in such an emergency situation the ring might need to be cut off. Better to lose a ring that can be replaced than find that you have to lose a finger due to lack of blood supply.
I would check the same for titanium rings and tungsten carbide.
Post # 3
Tungsten is extremely scratch resistant (Tungsten Carbide is even more so) so it will stay shiny for quite some time. However it is very brittle so it can break if dropped or slammed against hard surfaces.
Here’s an article about the differences between the two: http://goarticles.com/article/Difference-Between-Tungsten-And-Tungsten-Carbide-When-It-Comes-To-Wedding-Rings/1784079/
Here’s a comparison chart of different metals for mens wedding bands: http://www.e-weddingbands.com/store/contemporary-metals-comparison.html
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
My husband’s white tungsten carbide ring looks great 6 months later. Before we got married I ordered a plain tungsten band I planned to wear as my wedding band but it didn’t work out because the color was closer to gunmetal than the white gold of my engagement ring. My husband’s white tungsten carbide band ont he other hand looks great and is almost identical in shade to my white gold engagement ring.
His only complaint was that the metal was heavier than he expected so it took some time to get used to wearing it.
Post # 5
My husbands wedding band is tungsten carbide..we have been married 5 months. Hes a coal miner and uses his hands at work plus he gets very dirty. His ring still looks new no scratches or anything.
Post # 6
I adore tugsten! I bought my SO his tugsten ring about 8 months ago and it still looks brand new. One of the biggest things that I would reccommend, if you are interested in purchasing one, is to double and triple check ring sizes for your SO/FI/DH’s finger. While it’s not impossible to resize tugsten, they do have to send the ring away to be recast instead of just adjusting the band at your local shop. Good luck!
Post # 7
thanks so much! My Fiance is a farmer and works in a stone quarry so that was my concern. I was told that the ring is difficult to cut off/remove…. were you told the same?
also, did you buy online or in a jeweller?
Post # 8
Thanks so much for the links! 🙂
ARGH – he doesn’t wear rings and our nearest jeweller is nearly 3 hours drive away! And he isn’t the shopping (esp ring shopping) type… I was resorting to using some ring measurement printable chart I found on amazon.co.uk website!
maybe I should het a propper sizer to be doubly sure of his finger size!
I have read that they were heavier but I didn’t think it would be that noticible! I’m not thinking, after reading your comment that they must be. Did your husband wear rings before his wedding band? my Fiance doesn’t wear and rings so maybe he wont notice it being heavier than a usual ring as he will have nothing to compare it to??
Post # 9
They don’t scratch, but as PP said, they are VERY brittle. FSIL’s DH’s ring shattered…twice. They finally replaced it with a plain white gold band.
Post # 10
My husbands wedding band is Tungsten Carbide and it has held up great. He is in the military, uses his hands a lot and so far so good. He has had the ring for a year now and it still looks brand new and not a single scratch. Here is the link so you can look at it. We got it at Kay.http://www.kay.com/en/kaystore/engagement—wedding/mens-wedding-band-tungsten-carbide-25164750199–1/100006/100006.100007.100011
Post # 11
My bf and I have had our tungsten couple rings for 5 years now and neither of our rings have scratches, dents, chips etc. Other than fingerprints, they look brand new. My guy never wore rings before so it wasn’t until we started wedding band shopping that he realized his rung is a bit heavier… it wasn’t a noticeable difference before.
Post # 12
Just an FYI tungsten can shatter. My DH wedding band shattered a few months ago and it was made of Tungsten.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
DH loves his Tungsten ring. He’s in construction so he’s very hard on it and he’s never had a problem. I bought it on amazon for $20. I feel cheap but it’s the exact same thing you’d buy in a jewelry store. I have heard that they can shatter, but for $20, I figure that we can replace it several times and still spend less money than if we had bought white gold or platinum.
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
Tungsten is easily cut off.. That is a reason we went with it. That is one plus of tungsten over say titanium, it can easily be cut off in case of emergency!
My husband now has 3 tungsten bands. I get them super cheap off this wonderful jeweler site. Same exact ones that are on stores. If you want the name, message me.. He loves his rings. They never tarnish, never fade, never scratch!!! Wonderful rings. He has two that are white tungsten, so they look like platnium rings, and one regular tungsten with wood in the middle!!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
Also.. A few things I read. They can shatter, but I can tell you my hubby has dropped and banged his and they are fine. And, he also wears his to work, in a prison! And, still fine..
Also, they can be cut off easily if needed. Titanium can not be. Tungsten CAN be.. That is another plus with it. Forbid there is a need, the ring is easily cut off a finger!