PW Guide Article: Picking Out Your Wedding Band

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Picking Out Your Wedding Band

It'll be on your hand for the rest of your life--better make sure you like it! Here's how to pick your wedding band.

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 7:53 am
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lovethatdress1
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These articles lack any real advice! They are bland and completely useless!
Posted on December 16, 2009 at 7:53 am
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I second that. Most articles provide nothing general and quite obvious thoughts.

Posted on January 6, 2010 at 7:26 am
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You didn't mention titanium, which is a popular option, especially among men, since it is so rugged!  (It can also be polished to look like white gold.)

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 5:27 am
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Ditto ladies!  I love the idea of the articles, but never read them because I do not find them helpful.  Has anyone thought of offering to pay for them? Not a lot, but by offering authorship and a publication you might have a draw for real writers. I am a writer and editor and would love to do this full-time.

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 6:45 am
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One thing that the article should mention is that titanium (which WAS mentioned) is so strong it cannot be resized and will forever have to remain the size it is when purchased. Just something to keep in mind if your FH has any tendancies for weight fluctuations, etc.

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm
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Palladium is not there. It's pretty popular too because it's a precious metal like platinum, but more dull, and more affordable.

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 3:34 am
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Actually, tungsten carbide is the hardest of metals known of right now. Titanium unfortunately as hard as it is will start to scratch just like gold, it'll become worn very quickly if he works with his hands or in a job that will cause damage to it. On the other hand tungsten carbide will undergo a lot more damage for a very long time, and it can be polished to a gold-like shine while even if a titanium ring is polished will scratch. Neither titanium or tungsten carbide can be resized. I originally bought my FI a titanium ring and working in aerospace it looked just like my mom's gold wedding band (ten years old) after only a couple months. I later bought him a tungsten carbide ring and it hasn't taken any damage in fact he broke a glass aquarium with it and started to dent the aircraft parts at work, that's how strong this metal is.

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm
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I agree, the article topics are good, but the content is not  satisfying...

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 4:44 am
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Holy moly castanley was he really denting aircraft parts w his tungsten ring??  Thats funny but crazy at the same time.  Tungsten is ridiculously hard.  

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm
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I agree completely with sharondominica. The titles of the articles always draw me in but then they provide little to no information. This one is especially disappointing because my fiance and I are weighing in on each of the metal types for his ring, and this only addresses 4 of them. Moreover, 1 of them doesn't even have the correct information. Titanium scratches - easily. Thank you castanley for the information. It was much more informative than this article!

Posted on February 24, 2011 at 5:17 am
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Just another note on those tungsten and titanium rings... Yes, they're great if your soon-to-be hubby works with his hands, but usually that means he's in situations where there is a higher risk for accidents (at least with my husband that's true).  Keep in mind, that if he ever get his finger/hand caught and his finger swells, there's no cutting that ring off... it can be very dangerous.  I don't know about you, but I'd rather buy a softer metal than risk my hubby losing a finger!

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 3:38 am
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I was going to say the same @lkinker11 


watch out for the Tungsten Carbide Rings...My MOH works at Jared (Gallery of Jewelry) and she talks most of her customers out of those rings for that very reason! 

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 3:42 am
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Yes I completely agree with you both my hubby was at work and had an accident with his finger and they had to cut the ring off right away!

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 7:16 am
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You might need to update this article. Popular wedding bands for men are changing from gold and platinum to tungsten and palladium. The affordability makes them desirable, but their durability is the biggest selling point. Tungsten carbide wedding bands are extremely durable and scratch resistant, but those who don't like the brittle nature of tungsten will opt for palladium. Other notable mentions include cobalt and titanium.

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

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