October 17, 2019 by freemexy
Cons of Tungsten Wedding Bands
A wedding band is forever, and our bodies unfortunately don't remain the same throughout a marriage. Whether you lose or gain weight over the years, you can take a gold or silver wedding band to a jeweler and they can re-size it for you fairly easily. With a tungsten ring, however, the metal is not as malleable (due to the toughness of the element) and therefore cannot really be re-sized to fit a changing body. Also, if you are proposing with a tungsten ring and are merely guessing at a size, this could be a risky choice.Tungsten Carbide Rings
In the past few years as tungsten's popularity has risen, there have been a few stories about these rings getting stuck on someone's finger without a way to get it off besides a trip to the hospital. Although getting a ring stuck on your finger is probably somewhat of a rare thing, it is definitely something to keep in mind as you're shopping. Sure, you can save money in the short-term by buying a tungsten ring, but if you have to replace it after cutting it (or paying a very large emergency room bill after a doctor cuts it off for you), is it really worth the savings?
Married couple holding hands
Weddings today are anything but traditional, but some couples may crave a little bit the classics to offset their non-traditional wedding ceremony and reception. The truth is that a tungsten ring is still a fairly new trend. Softer metal rings like silver, gold, or brass are what your parents or your grandparents are likely wearing and there's a reason for that-because they're classic. Tungsten rings are often dark in color, and don't look like a traditional wedding ring. If this is something that bothers you, then you might want to re-think this choice.
Like any other jewelry purchase, there's a slight chance that tungsten rings may not be as fashionable in the future as they are right now. When shopping for a ring that you plan on wearing forever, it might be a good idea to think about what you can see yourself wearing for the next 50+ years. Is this a ring that you want to pass down to your children and grandchildren? In all reality, it's much more likely that a gold, silver, or brass ring is going to stand the test of time as far as fashion goes. Tungsten rings might be the thing right now, but who knows what you or other people will think of them in 10 years.