(Closed) What type of metal for Groom’s ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What type of metal should we try to get?
    White gold : (19 votes)
    35 %
    Stainless Steel : (0 votes)
    Tungsten : (15 votes)
    27 %
    Titanium : (9 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (12 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just had him go to a jewelry store and try stuff on.  He ended up choosing a simple white gold band.  (We then ordered it online for WAY cheaper.)  Easy!

    Post # 5
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Does your Fiance work in a particularly dangerous career field?  Honestly, unless he’s works in metallurgy, construction, or some other high-risk job, tungsten is a great choice.  How many times do people need their wedding rings cut off them, and why??  It’s really uncommon…we went with a tungsten ring because of the durability and look.  Darling Husband loves it, it’s the ONLY ring he’ll wear (seriously, he doesn’t do man jewelry and balked at gold rings!).

    Post # 7
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Tungsten shatters quite easily, so it wouldn’t be a problem to get a tungsten ring off your FI’s hand in an emergency. It’s really more personal choice than anything; I’m a fan of gold and platinum because they’re precious metals, not industrial, and I appreciate their value. But industrial rings tend to be tougher and cheaper, so, it’s up to you!

    Post # 8
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Gold is fairly soft and will scratch easily.  If he’s constantly working with his hands, the gold ring may get beaten up.  My Fiance loves working on cars and repairs medical equipment for a living, so we’re going with the tungsten for more durability.  Also, I’ve heard that should the need arise they can break tungsten rings to get them off. 

    Post # 9
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My Fiance works in construction and basically destroys everything that goes to the job with him (you should see his cell phone!!).

    The jeweler suggested Tungsten Carbide. Yes it is TRUE that you can not cut the ring off, but you can shatter it. The jeweler said all he had to do, if he needed to remove the ring, was to squeeze it with a pair of pliers. 

    Here is the best thing….the ring has a life time warranty. So if Fiance picks up the pieces of the shattered ring, puts it in a ziploc bag and returns it to the jeweler, Fiance will have a new ring in a few weeks.

    Best of luck and I hope this info helps!


    Post # 10
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I went palladium.  It was a compromise between the white gold (which he did not want to have to get re-plated) and platinum (which we did not want to pay the price for).  It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow, but I’m expecting good things!

    Post # 11
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re looking at tungsten.  The jeweler said if you need it cut off they will use a tool to crack it loose and that most hospitals are completely aware of the way to do this now that tungsten is becoming more popular. 

    Post # 12
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My Fiance is an electrician so he won’t be wearing his ring to work. I’m getting him a plain whit gold band…

    oh, & my brother had to get his ring cut off his finger and he doesn’t work construction, he’s a teacher…you never know!!!

    Post # 13
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    In this situation, I’d save the money on the “work” ring & just apply it towards a gold band that he’d wear outside of work. It’s dangerous to wear a ring when you work with your hands… even if the band can be cut off. Fingers with rings on are more likely to get slammed, burned & caught on machinery!!

    We’re going with white gold because it can be resized, replated & it doesn’t scratch as easily as platinum. 🙂 I think it’s a good investment!

    Post # 14
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you are thinking about safety issues in an emergency, tungsten is okay. A jeweler told us that they can’t cut tungsten, but that they can put a device (I imagine in my head something like a cup-shape. This is not real, but in my imagination) over the ring, and it shatters.

    The one metal is cannot do that is platinum, which you do not have listed, so you probably already know that.

    They are all a slightly different color too (weight, shine, scratch-resistancy, etc), so go with something in your budget.

    Post # 15
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re doing palladium because it’s a naturally white metal but not nearly as pricey as platinum.

    Post # 16
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We ordered Cobalt!

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