Post # 1
Hello everyone! I’m a brand new Bee 🙂 and I have a question for you all!
I’m looking for my wedding band right now and have yet to find one that I think will suit me & my job. Does anyone have suggestions on what materials etc are very durable and essentially bomb proof ? Lol. I have a rough job and work a lot with my hands, I don’t wear my engagement ring while Im at work which makes me sad cause I want to feel engaged all the time lol So I’m hoping to find a wedding band that will hold up so I can never take it off 🙂
thanks so much,
Post # 2
My Fiance works in construction so we got him a tungsten band (not tungsten carbide). We did a lot of research and everything said it was the most durable. Gold is a softer metal and I believe platinum is more durable but $$$$
Hope that helps!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I know I’ll be in the minority here but I vote gold as compared to platinum. Platinum tends to bend and I have a rough hands on job and lifestyle that actually bent and destroyed a platinum setting I had. Plus I know my parents and that generation has gold bands and 40 years later they are still going strong. Just make sure your band is thick height wise ( as compared to mm in width). A thicker band internally will gve you more wear IMO. There’s newer metals such as Tungsten but my jeweler warned me a lot of the less expensive metals can’t be resized, in case thats important.
Post # 4
That’s true- those other metals can’t be resized which would def be a minus.. totally forgot about that!
Post # 5
my fiance also works in construction and he’a already set on getting a tungsten band, his finger is standard size so resizing won’t be needed but I need resizing so it’ll be between gold & platinum. Most likely a plain band. I don’t need anymore diamonds lol (how crazy does that sound?)
Post # 6
MrsMacLeod: I’d say go plain gold! My parents both have plain gold wedding bands that have lived through building houses, tinkering with engines, incessant gardening, using heavy machinery, working in a commercial kitchen, moving big heavy stuff… My mom’s anniversary band did break, but it had stones in it and broke along a setting.
Post # 7
MrsMacLeod: Just clarifying, ‘resizing’ is referring to the need to make your ring larger/smaller later down the track (ie if you gain/lose weight after 10 years). (Just in case you thought it meant choosing a size that the jeweller doesn’t carry in-store and it would have to be made).
Post # 8
ooooh!!! I gotcha!!
Thank you all for your advice!
Post # 9