Post # 1
I’ve been kind of underwhelmed by my platinum e-ring – I feel like it gets dirty verrrry quickly, probably my own fault because I never think to take it off when I do stuff like wash dishes.
I want a simple, plain, thin band for a wedding ring, nothing fancy, and have recently been considering a darker metal, like, in a color that compliments the silver color of my platinum e-ring (since I would be wearing them together) – maybe a dark charcoal-y gray.
When I googled tungsten carbide, all the rings that came up seem to be men’s rings, not really what I was thinking.
So I guess really I have two questions:
1. Any photos you can share of e-ring/wedding ring sets made of mismatched metals? [*NOTE* I am not interested in moving my e-ring to my right hand, although I know that’s a common thing to do in mis-matched cases]
2. Have you ever seen women’s tungsten carbide rings for sale?
I guess also, does anyone know, would the platinum or tungsten carbide harm the other metal, like from rubbing, etc.? Or are there other dark gray metals I should look into?
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Post # 4
@egb: Hmm… it’s pretty, but I’m not sure how it would look to add another diamond to the mix – my e-ring is a solitaire!
Maybe I should post a pic of my e-ring just for reference 🙂
Post # 5
I’m curious to see mismatched metals on the same finger though… I would probably wear one on each hand instead.
Post # 6
One thing to consider with tungsten rings is that they cannot be cut or re-sized. I know this was a huge considering when my fiance was choosing his band – if he ever needed to have a new size as we get older; he would need an entirely new ring. If it’s not as important to you to have EXACTLY the same ring for the rest of your life, I’d go for it!
Post # 7
My SO and I were looking at Titanium and Tungsten rings today. I was able to find several options for men, but searching for a woman’s ring was more difficult. I had luck finding matching Titanium rings that we both love at Zale’s. Perhaps they have Tungsten as well. Overstock.com is also a good place to look. Regarding the sizing thing, that’s true they are very durable metals so you may be able to shave them down from inside to make it larger, but otherwise you’ll need to purchase a new band. The Titanium ring was only $49, but the sentimental value is something to consider.
Post # 8
Tungsten can’t be resized, however, with FI’s band, we just got the insurance and that will allow us to get a new ring if we ever need a new size. FYI
Post # 9
Good stuff to think about with the whole not-resizeable thing. I’m definitely in the camp of wanting to keep our original rings for our whole lives!
The color combo idea was inspired by seeing guys rings like these, and liking the look:
But I want a really thin band, maybe 2 or 3mm, so I thought getting a darker band + my lighter e-ring might achieve a similar look.
Does that make sense?
It probably won’t work out, but I’m brainstorming, haha!
Post # 10
If you are looking for tungsten carbide rings for women, why not google women’s tungsten rings or something like that. I know there are women’s tungsten rings. If you are worried about mismatched colors, you should get a white tungsten ring. It is a tungsten ring that is coated with platinum so the ring matches platinum or white gold e-rings. You can also google white tungsten rings. Thorsten tungsten rings is one brand that I know of that makes women’s rings in regular tungsten and white tungsten.