Post # 1
My Fiance has wanted a tungsten ring ever since we started looking at engagement rings for me. Every time we’ve been to the jeweler (sizing my ring, etc), I’ve overheard them trying to dissuade people from buying tungsten rings. He really loves it because they come in black, and he’s not big on jewelry as is, so would anyone be willing to share their experiences with tungsten? I’ve tried researching and have seen some people say they can be cut off and others say they can’t…
Post # 2
I think they look cool but I heard they can’t be resized :/ ever
Post # 3
My husband has worn his tungsten carbide band for nearly 10 years, we both love it. It’s true they can’t be *cut* off, but they can be shattered in a medical emergency.
I highly recommend e-weddingbands.com as a vendor, I’ve ordered several rings from them and always had great experiences, including with some returns: http://www.e-weddingbands.com
Post # 4
DH has a tungsten ring we got on Amazon really cheap, like $25. We got 2 sizes, because the ring itself cannot be adjusted so we have a backup if needed.
He also doesn’t wear it a lot; he actually wears the silicone/rubber ring to work and for the gym which is most of the time, so I can’t comment on how durable/sturdy it is for every day use though. He says it’s very comfortable.
Post # 5
My fiance wears a tungsten band as his engagement ring and he’ll be using it as his wedding ring as well. Heloves the black and the fact that it’s not shiny.
It can’t be cut off, but tungsten is brittle and will shatter if enough pressure is applied, so it should be fine in medical emergencies.
I got this ring for my fiance https://www.etsy.com/listing/271103006/yellow-sapphire-tungsten-bandrose-gold
The seller is really responsive and the ring turned out beautifully. They also have less flashy rings without stones that are also very pretty.
Because tungsten can’t be resized, make sure you are 100% sure on the ring size needed. And remember that wide rings might need to be ordered in a larger size than narrower rings
Post # 6
My wedding ring is tungsten. I work in a stock room and I was concerned about getting a durable ring. It’s never lost its shine and I love the weight of it. Because I wear my enagement ring on its own most of the time I’m not too concerned with sizing when it comes to the tungsten ring and I do like the fact that if my hand ever swelled to a dangerous level that it can be broken with a hammer.
Post # 7
My husband’s wedding band is tungsten. He loves it. We’ve only been married 3 months, but he wears it daily without issue. I bought it on Etsy.
Post # 8
FYI: there are several vendors who offer lifetime exchanges (sometimes for a small fee) on Tungsten rings due to the resizing issue.
E-weddingbands is one of them; they offer a tungsten warranty.
Post # 9
My husband LOVES his tungsten carbide ring. He says that he wouldn’t change it.
We must have gotten the same ring! We even did the two sizes too. It’s a great deal!
Post # 10
My husband has had several tungsten bands over the years. He has lost some, some have been replaced because he didn’t like the style anymore or the plating wore off etc.. He had a black one and the black faded/wore off within a year, so keep in mind the colour may not last forever.
The last one I got him is just plain polished tungsten in an 8mm comfort fit band and it’s really nice, looks so good on his hand. Two of our friends also have tungsten bands, they’ve worn them 10 years now with no issues and the rings still look great!
Post # 11
My husband has worn his tungsten ring every day for 4 years and he loves it. It’s in perfect shape still and really comfortable to wear.
Post # 12
DH has a tungsten carbide ring with rose gold edges and he loves it. His ring was $100 on Etsy. It’s only been 7 months but it seems to be good as new. I know that they can’t be resized, so I guess if for some reason he gained a ton of weight we’d have to replace it. But it’s so cheap to begin with it’s not like it’d be a major issue.
I am going to assume the reason the people at the jewellers try to dissuade him is because it’s so cheap. They’d rather make a sale on a gold and diamond ring, not a tungsten one.
Here’s my husband’s
Post # 13
I bought DH cheap ones (he’s lost three so far we’ve been married a year and a half) one of them he dropped on to tile and it cracked in half. Apart from that he’s really liked them. They can’t be cut but they can be shattered.
Post # 14
My Fiance has a tungsten ring after he was allergic to the silicone one we got him. He wanted to make sure that he wasn’t allergic to tungsten too, we got it for $12.99. Our jeweler told us it is plated but we are cool with that for now. He loves it and wears it every single day as his engagement ring. We will probably upgrade him when we get married next year to one thats not just plated if that is possible. This is the one he has https://www.amazon.com/Jewelry-Tungsten-Wedding-Engagement-Brushed/dp/B01DIUBWIM/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1483910489&sr=1-4&nodeID=3887881&keywords=tungsten+wedding+band
Post # 15
I have a 2mm tungsten stand in ring that I used for pregnancy after I went up two ring sizes! It cost $20 and it has a nice platinum-like weight to it. Unlike platinum, it doesn’t scratch or develop a patina. I’ve had mine for there months and it’s as shiny the day it arrived.
My bestie’s husband has a tungsten ring too. They’ve been married 5 years and he had no complaints. Actually, his letting me hold his ring made me want one of my own!
I’m sure the jeweler is just dissuading you from going the tungsten route because it’s bad for business.