(Closed) Uncooperative FI… White gold or tungsten band?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would have gone with the white gold too.  I don’t know that much about tungsten, while I know that the gold will last and can be resized easily.  Some of the alternative metals can’t be easily resized or repaired.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

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kishyvi:  Definitely would go with the white gold… It’s more special in my opinion and can be resized. Pretty sure Tungsten cannot be… Is it a plain white gold band? You can get it for cost if you go to a jeweler (if you don’t want to be spending 1k on it)… 🙂

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

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kishyvi:  Hmm I’d definitely find a reputable jeweler instead 🙂 My Fiance and I got our wedding bands made.. he didn’t care too much about what he wore either, so I got him a 14k white gold brushed gold ring with non-brushed edges and interior that has three tiny vertical diamonds (F-G color, VSII/VSI)  for $500 (CAD) from my jeweler… Is yours 1000 because it’s branded? 

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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kishyvi:  just do both, that’s what I did… I got him a cheap tungsten one off of amazon which will be his play band for fishing etc. and the rosegold for when he isn’t doing man stuff lol. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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kishyvi:  yeah, that price isn’t totally out of the ballpark.  Have you looked around a bit though?  We got my FI’s ring at a local jeweler for about $850 + tax.  It is 5.5mm, 14k white gold.  It has a brushed finish in the middle and non-brushed on the sides.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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cantonadiangirl:  wow! you got a really good deal! That is a lot cheaper then what I could find when we were looking!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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kishyvi:  I vote Tungsten, but I guess it depends what he does. My husband works with his hands 24/7, so we went with Tungsten because it holds up a lot better than other metals (gold especially) and doesn’s show scratches.  Also, if there is trama to the hand (like you slam your hand in a car door or something), Tungsten will shatter and fall away while gold will bend/mold.  Don’t look up de-gloving if you don’t know what that is but that can happen with softer metal rings.  

Also – holy crap those are expensive! Did you check places like Amazon and Costco for rings – I’ve purchased  Tungsten bands for my husband from Amazon and each was about $30.  They are very nice and heavy and look exactly like the one I saw at the jewlery store. Plus, you can buy a ring sizer for like $10 and have him try them on at home to find out his size

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

lahela017: Yea 🙂 I shopped around a bit. He gave it to us at a little over cost. So I really recommend people shop around and ask a few more jewelers hehe.

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Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We looked at Tungsten, white gold, platinum, everything. He ended up going with cobalt. But I think you made the right choice! White gold is definitely more special as a PP said.

The Tungsten bands we looked at were definitely not $30… And several sales associates told us stories of men having their Tungsten bands cut off because they cannot be resized.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I don’t know much about metals, but if the finish wears off quick on the tungsten, I would say you made the right choice. After all, you might end up paying more to replace it in the future. Besides, like you said, it matches his watch.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

They have tungsten rings on Amazon for $10. They are supercheap (but not in a bad way!). Thats what my husband wanted and thats what we eneded up getting. His was $100 because he wanted an engraving and a whiter looking ring(less grey/silver color).  $300 for a tungsten and $1000?!?! for a white gold ring. I would look around at other jewelery stores, those prices seem really high. 

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