(Closed) TungstenWorld.com

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I got FH’s Thungston for overstock for $46!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband’s tungsten ring was $39 on Amazon.com.  If you’re looking for a deal, shop around a bit (as mishellez pointed out).  I looked there also, they have some nice ones!  I hope it works out for you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I ordered my husband’s band from TungstenWorld and had a great experience with them.  Plus they can engrave the ring (only $25!) and not a lot of places can do that. 

The ring came very quickly, and we ended up having to send it back to exchange for another size.  That entire exchange process took less then 1 week- so fast.  He’s a mechanic and has been wearing it for 4 months now, the thing is absolutely flawless and I’m so happy about it.  He also says that it’s really comfortable, it’s got that comfort fit shape to it.  If it ever does scratch or get messed up we pay $50 and get a new ring.

To all the people bragging about their $50 ebay rings or whatever, it’s buyer beware, if you get one of those crap tungsten rings from China that turns his finger green it’s all on you.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t mean to hijack the thread, but what’s the deal with tungsten? Obviously, it is more affordable. But why is it desirable? Is it durable? Thanks.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@bestforlast:  Tungsten carbide is the hardest metal in the world, virtually indestructible, and won’t scratch.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yes its very durable. I dont know why FH wanted one. And its not always more affordable. at our local jewelry store the same ring we got for $46 was over $300.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@bestforlast: I too want to know the answer. Chuck Tungsten as one of those things I never heard of before weddingbee.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Tungsten carbide is very durable and scratch resistant.  A lot of people get these if they work with their hands or are very rough on jewelry (mechanics, construction, etc).  It is also less expensive than gold. 

The drawback is that it’s sort of a one and done thing-if you break it, scratch it, or have it cut off you cannot fix it, it can never be formed back together.  I’m not totally sure if scratches can be fixed, most places I researched before buying said that if the ring gets scratched they will send you a new one for free or very little money.  Most traditional jewelers won’t touch it because you need special equipment to deal with tungsten since it is so hard.  It’s a bit hard to find places who will engrave it, TungstenWorld was the most reputable place that offers that service.  You cannot have a tungsten ring re-sized, you will need to get another ring and most places offer free size exchanges for life.  Even with all that it was totally worth it for us-my husband would have destroyed a gold ring in a year.

The most important thing I learned while researching this stuff is that you need to buy it from a reputable place that guarantees their tungsten to be cobalt free and to be genuine tungsten carbide material.

Hope this helps!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Thanks, J. That was very informative. Add me to the list of bees who had never heard of this before. This could be an option for us – the rings I just looked at are quite nice. Do they maintain their appearance (i.e., not darken or change colors)?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@bestforlast: The good thing about tungsten is that they never change color or show wear.  They are a great option for those who would be hard on jewelry. 

I got FI’s ring at Titanium Kay.  I cannot recommend them enought.  Great customer service, easy exchange, and they do laser engraving.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My FH picked out a Tungsten with a cable inlay from Kay Jewelers….its was about $170 but its stainless steel.  Heres a pic……

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Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I work for firefighters. Emergency workers don’t cut the tungsten ring off, if the ring has to be removed … because tungsten is so durable and hard and practically impossible to cut, they cut the finger.

 

Just something to think about if you are considering tungsten.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@awakemysoul: Not true…we reserached this before buying Fiance a tungsten ring since he works with his hands and I’d like for him to keep his fingers. While the rings are durable and scratch resistant,  hard pressure from a clamp can cause it to crack. See the youtube link to see it done with everyday tools.

We also used Tungsten world and found their customer serivce and prices to suit us, we ended up buying Fiance an engagement ring their too as is common in my culture. Fiance loves his rings and can’t wait to wear them 🙂

Please pass this on to your firefighters as well. Thanks!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@awakemysoul

are you serious? maybe you just work for incredibly poorly trained firefighters?  that is a much repeated myth that has been repeatedly proven to be false.  see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tungsten_carbide#Domestic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poM423pewRE

tungsten rings are somewhat brittle, which means they can shatter.  Emergency personal know that it takes a different technique to remove these than gold rings, you don’t cut, you shatter.  Unless of course, you are the unlucky person who lives around the firefighters that this person ‘works’ for, in which case i guess you’re really screwed.

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