question about engagement ring metals

by Bethany
(Kansas City)

My fiance bought me a beautiful ring but I don't like yellow gold.

I was planning on buying him a tungsten ring and I wanted ours to match.
Is there anyway I could get my diamond in a tungsten or a titanium band?

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Dec 04, 2008
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My Experience and Advice
by: Dan

I am definitely not a fan of yellow gold, nor is my girlfriend. I received a titanium band from my her about a year ago. The look of the metal was really nice, polished. However, when the ring did not fit I took it to a jeweler to get it resized. He refused! Little did we know that many titanium rings, more often than not, have been shipped in from abroad and are extremely difficult to resize (I would never ordinarily know this!). Not to say this is true of all titanium, but be aware. We returned the ring and tried out a tungsten band as it seemed similar to titanium. Although it looked sharp, I felt it was too heavy to wear, almost uncomfortable.

While doing research we came across the site mentioned in previous comments http://www.engagementguide.com

The metal comparison chart provided on this website was truly helpful. We decided to get matching bands in platinum that we had engraved. They turned out really nice-simple and classic. Titanium and tungsten do resist corrosion and tarnishing and are less expensive than platinum. However, there really is no comparison to the quality found in the natural color and beauty of platinum as a metal. Platinum is stylish in a subtle way for men, and more importantly it is extremely durable and wears in a way that it can be polished to literally look new.

After wearing my ring for a few month, I felt it was a bit too loose. I had it resized, no problem!

When we chose our bands, we learned that platinum is 30 times more rare than gold. This made our purchase all the more meaningful, as these were what many consider "promise rings" to one another.

Another thing to consider is that platinum holds stones more securely than other metals. (For a male, I know too much!) Good thing to know if you want to reset your diamond...

We couldn't be happier. Hope this helps.


Dec 04, 2008
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My Experience and Advice
by: Anonymous

I am definitely not a fan of yellow gold, nor is my girlfriend. I received a titanium band from my her about a year ago. The look of the metal was really nice, polished. However, when the ring did not fit I took it to a jeweler to get it resized. He refused! Little did we know that many titanium rings, more often than not, have been shipped in from abroad and are extremely difficult to resize (I would never ordinarily know this!). Not to say this is true of all titanium, but be aware. We returned the ring and tried out a tungsten band as it seemed similar to titanium. Although it looked sharp, I felt it was too heavy to wear, almost uncomfortable.

While doing research we came across the site mentioned in previous comments http://www.engagementguide.com

The metal comparison chart provided on this website was truly helpful. We decided to get matching bands in platinum that we had engraved. They turned out really nice-simple and classic. Titanium and tungsten do resist corrosion and tarnishing and are less expensive than platinum. However, there really is no comparison to the quality found in the natural color and beauty of platinum as a metal. Platinum is stylish in a subtle way for men, and more importantly it is extremely durable and wears in a way that it can be polished to literally look new.

After wearing my ring for a few month, I felt it was a bit too loose. I had it resized, no problem!

When we chose our bands, we learned that platinum is 30 times more rare than gold. This made our purchase all the more meaningful, as these were what many consider "promise rings" to one another.

Another thing to consider is that platinum holds stones more securely than other metals. (For a male, I know too much!) Good thing to know if you want to reset your diamond...

We couldn't be happier. Hope this helps.


Dec 03, 2008
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Help Is On The Way
by: Anonymous

Hi there,
If you dont like yellow gold, I would tell your husband as soon as possible. I understand you dont want to "hurt" his feelings but he would not want to invest time and money into something you dont like.
I dont know much about Titanium, but when I was researching for an engagement ring for my wife, I got the best and the most information from www.engagementguide.com. It helps with tips and photos. Maybe even show your future husband this website and hint into other metals other than yellow gold.
He'll appreciate it and you will end up happy with your ring.
Good Luck,
Rich

Dec 03, 2008
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Help Is On The Way
by: Anonymous

Hi there,
If you dont want yellow gold now is the time to speak up. You dont want your husband to invest money and time into a ring you wont enjoy fully. Personally, I know I spent a lot of time searching for the right ring for my wife and I'm glad she told me what type of metal she wanted. I do not know alot about Titanium but when I did my research, a great site that helped me was www.engagementguide.com. They have everything you can possibly need to know. I would say show this site to your future husband because it really helped me.
Good Luck,
Rich


Nov 22, 2008
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question about ring metal
by: Anonymous

Hi Bethany,
I'm not a big fan of yellow gold myself. What I would do is tell your fiance that you love your diamond and would love it if you bad matching rings. Tell him you wish to get his wedding band in Tungsten or Titanium and you would like to have a matching metal for your ring. Then with his approval, I would take the ring to a local jeweler who specializes in engagement rings and have them swap out the diamond into the metal band of your choosing. It won't be cheap...but it will be worth it to have a ring that you love....since it will be on your finger for many years to come

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