(Closed) Tungsten Wedding Bands?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We ordered one and we both love it! I”m not really sure there is a difference between the $50 ones at overstock and the $500 ones at Jareds… I think it is mostly a matter of what you get for what you pay. You buy from overstock you get………… the ring. Which can’t be resized and might shatter (they won’t bend, but they CAN shatter… doesn’t happen often but it happens). You order from some place else you might get lifetime resizing, shatter warranty, and a guarantee that youll always be able to get the SAME band if you need to replace. 

We bought online (at a mid-point range of around $220) and I wish we’d just gone into a store. My story about that is here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/just-maybe-had-my-first-bridezilla-moment-so-angry

 

but the happy ending is we DID eventually get a ring that works and that we love.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We went tungsten for my husband’s ring and he really loves it. The designs were more his taste and he finds it really comfortable. The one we bought for him was just under $400 and so far it has held up really well. With his line of work, hobbies etc. we wanted a more durable, yet still affordable material. Comparing his ring to others’ gold rings, even my set, his doesn’t even have slight scratches or scuffs while theirs do. I think he likes it because he just doesn’t have to worry about it. He can leave it on and not worry.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We got one for free (well, $25 shipping) from the company that gives gift cards away at bridal shows (JVLjewelry).  He LOVES it!  It’s heavy, and that makes it “manly” apparently!

 

Make sure you get one with comfort fit! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We bough FI’s tungsten ring for the same reason many others did… durability. He works with his hands a lot (cars, computer parts, stuff around the house).

We spent under $40 (think it might have even been under $30 cause of a special). He bought online and didn’t have any problems. He isn’t wearing it yet, so who knows how long it will last but so far we are very pleased.

It is tungsten carbide and carbon fiber

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Tungsten is a great metal for men to wear. It is virtually scratch resistant. It is very hard for them to scratch it, however because it is an industrial metal it CANNOT be resized. So make sure you get him the right size the first time around! 🙂 Most manufactures of tungsten give you, or you can purchase the lifetime warrenty, which means you can reorder a different size if he needs it to be changed. It will shatter off if he gets his finger smashed or something, but that’s a good thing because it will save his finger! 🙂 Just take the smashed pieces and the manufacture will replace it!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We bought a Tunsten ring and my Fiance loves it. We spent roughly $129 online and it also has a small black round diamond in center. These rings are verycontemporary looking and most men love the look. He started to wear the ring to try to get use to it before our big day, unfortanetly the ring was a two piece and broke a few days ago after roughly 3 months wear. We were very lucky we kept recipt and the ring had a warranty still on it. The company we purchased from emailed back right away and told us to mail it in for an exchange.

 a pic of the ring we purchased…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Darling Husband has tungsten too and loves it!  It’s very heavy and Darling Husband wanted something that would feel like it was there all the time.  I think tungsten is a great choice, especially if your guy works with his hands and is very active.

Like PP’s said, it CANNOT be resized, but it’s also virtually impossible to scratch and will shatter if it breaks.  I would get something mid-range in price, so if he loses it or eventually needs a different size, it’s not terrible to replace.  I would also go to a reputable jeweler to buy it.  You can get them cheaper online, but you tend to get what you pay for.  Darling Husband has a lifetime warranty so if anything happens, he gets a new one for free.

We bought DH’s from Gordon’s for $200 and are very happy with everything.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

my Fiance chose one, it was around $150 i think. we didnt look around too much, so i didn’t know the price range.  thats all i can say because he hasnt started wearing it yet, but it seems like a good ring to me!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

my Fiance chose one, it was around $150 i think. we didnt look around too much, so i didn’t know the price range.  thats all i can say because he hasnt started wearing it yet, but it seems like a good ring to me!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my brother in law got a tungsten ring because he works on cars all day at work and needed it to be very tough. it got scratched up pretty quickly. the scratches are pretty bad too. now he wishes he had taken it off for work. 

tungsten is not totally scratch resistant if you plan on wearing it for tough work.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We wanted something inexpensive for the ceremony because he doesn’t plan on wearing it anyway- he tried on titanium & tungsten, picked tungsten for it’s weight and “manlyness” Laughing

 

It was $50 including shipping from Amazon.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I bought my hubby a tungsten carbide band off of Amazon (well, two actually so he had a spare) for $35 each.  He works with his hands quite a bit and it shows no signs of wear.

As far as “grade” and “quality” goes.. this material is primarily used as precision and/or high-speed tool steel for metal machining.  So even ‘low grade’ tungsten-carbide is still incredibly hard!  So unless your hubby plans on swinging a very heavy sledge hammer at his ring, I wouldn’t worry too much about it breaking.

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