Tungsten rings?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 17
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My husband’s ring was $9.99 on Amazon & he gets compliments all the time.  Do look into cobalt free as otherwise some people have allergies/dermatitis if it isn’t cobalt free.  His is a dark brushed/matte silver gray.  A bonus of tungsten rings is that they can double as a bottle opener 😜🍺; very handy whilst camping, boating, or on the beach!

Post # 18
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My husband has a tungsten ring and loves it. It was ~$80 from Etsy, although I bought him a back up (he keeps losing and re-finding his ring haha) that’s pretty similar from eBay for $10. $200+ seems soo expensive for a tungsten ring!

Post # 19
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We got a tungsten carbide band from Sams for around $100. My husband hated it. It was heavy and uncomfortable, according to him. We returned it and got a titanium band from James Allen for less than $200, and he prefers it. It’s lighter and smoother. 

The ring we got from Sams was good quality and looked great, however. It was just the material he wasn’t fond of, and the fit. I recommend checking Sams or Costco. 

Post # 20
437 posts
Helper bee

emsie :  $330 for a tungsten (actually tungsten carbide) ring is waaaay too expensive. It’s a nice alternative metal, but you and your husband should be aware of the pros and cons.

Pros: It’s the hardest metal compound, it does not scratch, it can be removed in an emergency with vice grips (which breaks the TC ring), it’s actually very inexpensive, and it has a heavy feel (some may find this to be a con as well).

Cons: It doesn’t tarnish in air like silver, but it will tarnish when exposed to certain chemical solutions and cleaners. Once this happens, the shiny gunmetal color will dull and lose its luster. The only way to bring back the shine is to polish it with a diamond paste cleaner. And it takes a lot of pressure to do this. It cannot be resized… however, they’re cheap enough to replace.

If you have your hearts set on tungsten carbide, another alternative is White tungsten carbide (not the same as plated and meant to be permanent). Hope this helps a little and best wishes to both of you.

Post # 21
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

mrsfj :  we are in a similar situation as we bought a nicer $200 tungsten ring from a jeweler but it’s a half size too big and nearly fell off when we were snorkeling on our honeymoon. We plan to pay the fee to send it back and get the correct size but in the meantime, I bought one for him on amazon for $7. Literally $7. And he loves it! The more expensive one is nicer and shinier but we could buy 7 more of the cheap ones for the cost of sending back the one that’s too big! We can’t return the original one, but we would if we could. 

Post # 22
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We bought our tungsten carbide rings for about $40 or $50 each on Etsy, and we both love the rings. The biggest downside so far is that they can’t be resized, so I’m actually going to have to order a new ring. (I had no clue if that if you have a 4mm wedding band and want to wear it with a 4mm engagement ring, you’re supposed to go up a half size to “make room” on your finger.) At that price, though, we’ve talked about buying spares in case of damage or loss, as it’s a custom Etsy design that will go away if the seller quites.

Post # 23
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We both have gold rings, but I bought these tungsten carbide ones as cheap backups. Sometimes I like them better than the fancy ones so I may switch out! They were super cheap on amazon. 

My rose gold tungsten: King Will 2mm Rose Gold Plated Polish Comfort Fit Domed Tungsten Carbide Ring Wedding Band (5.5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010UPL0J4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NnH-ybVNE7TXA

His two tone rose gold and silver: King Will Unisex 6mm 18k Rose Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide Ring Two Tone Wedding Band Size 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LEBZA04/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ZnH-ybRC1567B

Post # 24
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We are going on 2 years married and I recently purchased his ring. It was 15 bucks on ebay. My husband has sensitive skin and the tungsten ring does not irritate it. Its mostly a weekend ring due to his job lol he isnt used to it yet. It is heavier than my rings so it has a presence. (weight of marriage 😚)

We went w a 4mm comfort fit band for him 

My band is a 1.8mm white gold

Post # 25
11 posts
  • Wedding: October 2018

My fiance has a Tungsten ring with a rosewood inlay and he adores it. I think it was around $400 with the protection plan from Jared, and had to be special ordered as they did not carry it. 

It is unbelievably glossy looking and gorgeous…. However that being said we have purchased a seperate everyday silicon band for around $10 from Amazon due to his job. 

Post # 26
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Got my husbands on EBay for $25.! It’s really nice. 

Post # 27
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The other day he seen one at Jared that he loved. We went an amazon and found the same ring for $25. 

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