(Closed) Tungston vs Titanium??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Tungsten is the strongest metal, hands down. My Fiance works for the water bureau and does physical labor, so we can’t get him anything that’s going to scratch easy. Tungsten is what all of the guys that he works with wear. 

Post # 4
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

SO wears a tungsten ring I bought him, he’s a landscaper, so lots of hard work with his hands. The ring looks as perfect now, (months later) as it did when I bought it.

Post # 5
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

Silver is a soft metal, so I would go with steel or tungsten. Titanium, my sister bought one and it’s pretty banged up compaired to my steel ring i bought around the same time.

Post # 6
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I ordered a Tungsten band for Fiance because he’s a plumber.  He loves it and keeps telling me daily how he can’t wait to wear it.  =) Here’s a picture:

Post # 7
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

So this is a little off topic, but I was just talking to my friend who is getting married next year (and is also a doctor) and she adamantly opposed metals like tungsten. It is extremely tough, and should he break a finger, those rings are nearly impossibly to cut, which could result in the loss of his finger. Just something to think about 🙂 then again, she IS a doctor, so she might be a little more paranoid than the rest of us.

Post # 8
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BlondeBee:  I heard that you can crack a tungsten ring if you ever had to get it off in an emergency situation.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My husband has a titanium ring and he loves it! He was looking into both tungsten and titanium and here’s what he said the main difference is:

Tungsten is more likely to crack or shatter.

Titanium is more likely to get scratched.

Post # 10
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2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got my Fiance a tungsten because it’s strong but I also heard its hard to cut off your finger if need be.   He’s a butcher and doesn’t plan on wearing it to work anyway because of the machinery there he uses.

Post # 11
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee

@BlondeBee:  your friend is correct, tungstun is impossible to CUT, however it is easy to remove. I work for an ambulance department and we are all trained to remove tungsten rings, all it takes is a vice grips and they will shatter right off if scored and gripped right, it takes about 10 seconds. Most ER docs should be trained by now I hope. 

I got my Darling Husband a tungsten ring becuase he is an aircraft mechanic and a rock climber. if his hand were to get crushed the ring shatters instead of bends and tourniquetts his finger. 

He has been wearing it every day since february and it looks brand new. even through a few climbing trips scraping along granite walls. 

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