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post #31 of 43
i have something similar to all three. partly because i thought i lost one and bought another one. the tiffany with the milgrain might be my favorite. the stainless steel i just find cool. i saw a two tone version where the milgrain was gold. thought it would match well but yeah younger guys seem to not like two tone as much.
post #32 of 43
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Why? A wedding band is a perfectly masculine thing. Hell, it's one of the few nice accessories men can wear. Wear it proudly.
+1
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Originally Posted by Klobber
White gold or platinum then. Nuff Zed.
+1 Mine is white gold. Been married four years now and I love wearing it (that and my watch is the only jewellery I ever wear--have ever worn). I like to fiddle with it when bored on the train to and from work. I enjoy wearing it and what it signifies.
post #33 of 43
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Why? A wedding band is a perfectly masculine thing. Hell, it's one of the few nice accessories men can wear. Wear it proudly.

x2

I went with white gold with the middle 4/5 of the ring brushed (well, it looks like it was brushed with metal bristles or something) It doesn't show scratches or get scuffed up badly which is nice
post #34 of 43
Just a note to all those talking about tungsten rings... a pair of vice grips will easily fracture tungsten carbide rings. I think that this fact is known to most major emergency departments.
post #35 of 43
http://uk.royalwedding.yahoo.com/blo...-bloopers-3099

Vid number 2. Most important advice is get make sure the best man has proper fitting pants otherwise ...

Sorry unrelated to your ring dilema, but good luck with the wedding.
post #36 of 43
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I'm getting married and need to get a wedding band. I've never worn a ring, and am not too fond of the idea, though she wants me to wear one.

Can anyone provide any suggestions? I will not wear yellow gold or diamonds.

Thanks.

A wedding band is a simple gold ring.
post #37 of 43
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...! Stainless steel is the way of the future.In all honesty, I do have a couple friends that have gone with a dirt cheap stainless steel band (from a jeweler). I have a plain jane platinum band, comfort fit. ..
I'm not a big fan of jewelry to begin with, and with gold prices rising, I'm thinking stainless may be the way to go. Anyone have any experience w/ this?
post #38 of 43
My wife picked my band out. I suggest you talk to your fiance about it and brainstorm a few possibilities then go take a look.
post #39 of 43
I have a very simply titanium band. I've got a pretty physical job so it is nice to have something I don't have to worry about scratching. More often than not it scratches other things. For instance it can scratch steering wheels, car body panels and anything which has an annodization(sp?) on it.

One thing I'd suggest is you are not comfortable wearing a ring is to get one which is thin. Not thin as it travels from the base of your finger to the tip, but thin as in the space it takes between fingers. This was probably the biggest issue I had as I would feel the finger bones of the other fingers rub against it.

It is a common misconception that you can't get a titanium/tungsten ring off in an emergency. They are correct, you can't simply cut it off with bolt cutters. What they do in ERs is shatter them with a pair of vice grips. Crack them a few times and then they just shatter off. Most sites that sell these rings tell you how.

Dave
post #40 of 43
I'm another advocate of platinum since you don't prefer gold (and It's what I have). I really do recommend Amazon (mentioned earlier) if you can somehow size it. Even more I recommend canvassing the dealers in the NYC diamond district since they have the best prices after some negotiation. Although a little more pricey than white gold I really like that it maintenance free and not plated.

Classic plain band is my choice. Why jazz up a wedding ring. You can always wear bling on your other hand and take it off if you get tired of it - no divorce required.
post #41 of 43
Platinum is a good alternative to white gold in that it is a little stronger and since it is pure instead of being an alloy, you are less likely to develop reactions to it. Titanium, Tungsten, and stainless steel are all good option especially if you do much work with tools and heavy equipment. Tungsten is hard to cut but as has been mentioned, it is brittle (it is basically iron). So in an emergency they would probably have to put it on a hard surface and hit it with a hammer.

The option I have is a ceramic ring. Like with tungsten, it is hard but brittle. It just isn't as tough to break as tungsten. Neither can be sized so you have to order the correct size. In my case it is a black band with a stainless insert. This is a link to it. http://www.fredmeyerjewelers.com/Products/Black_Ceramic_and_Stainless_Steel_Ring--1274042.aspx
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by pvrhyeView Post
Why? A wedding band is a perfectly masculine thing. Hell, it's one of the few nice accessories men can wear. Wear it proudly.

x2

I went with white gold with the middle 4/5 of the ring brushed (well, it looks like it was brushed with metal bristles or something) It doesn't show scratches or get scuffed up badly which is nice

I actually meant palladium. I just had it resized/refinished and it looks new. (for free! I love Borsheim's inlove.gif )
post #43 of 43
You know, I bet palladium is a good choice too. One of the reasons I like platinum and gold (I guess any solid semi soft metal) is they way it wears in. Man I hated the mirror shine on my ring when I first got married. Palladium is a precious metal to boot.
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