Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Wedding band material (the ring, not cover songs)
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-27-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
Beerrific
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,600
Liked 47 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Wedding band material (the ring, not cover songs)

So with our wedding about 6 weeks away SWMBO and I are trying to pick out wedding bands. I want a fairly simple 6mm ring. But I am really having a tough time deciding on the material since most designs are available all any metal.

Titanium: cheapest, scuffs easily, cannot buff out scuffs
Tungsten: good price, hardest material available, cannot be resized, cannot be cut off if my finger swells
Gold: more expensive, may need to be re-coated if rhodium coating wears off
Palladium: more expensive than gold, will not need to be re-coated

There is a company that makes tungsten that offer lifetime re-sizes (they replace the ring), but the price pushes it up with the gold.

I am not necessarily looking for the cheapest ring, but I want to make a good decision that won't end up costing me more in the future.

For all you married guys, what did you go with? Anyone else have a similar decision to make? Any ideas?

__________________
Beerrific is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 48,818
Liked 4947 Times on 4516 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerrific View Post
So with our wedding about 6 weeks away SWMBO and I are trying to pick out wedding bands. I want a fairly simple 6mm ring. But I am really having a tough time deciding on the material since most designs are available all any metal.

Titanium: cheapest, scuffs easily, cannot buff out scuffs
Tungsten: good price, hardest material available, cannot be resized, cannot be cut off if my finger swells
Gold: more expensive, may need to be re-coated if rhodium coating wears off
Palladium: more expensive than gold, will not need to be re-coated

There is a company that makes tungsten that offer lifetime re-sizes (they replace the ring), but the price pushes it up with the gold.

I am not necessarily looking for the cheapest ring, but I want to make a good decision that won't end up costing me more in the future.

For all you married guys, what did you go with? Anyone else have a similar decision to make? Any ideas?
Gold. I used to get it re-polished every year but, now my fiongers are too fat and I stopped wearing it a couple year ago. Never been much for jewelry anyways and the wife could care less.
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
beerthirty
big beers turn my gears
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beerthirty's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 2,651
Liked 27 Times on 12 Posts

Default

I was once told- silver is for suckers, gold is for gangsters, but platinum is for purveyors.
the choice is really hers isn't it.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird View Post
"I've got a fever... and the only prescription is, MORE CARBOYS!"
primary- Tangerine Dream, SWMBO slayer,
serving- amber ale hop experiment #6, Roggenbier, apfelwine
planning- Cru?
conditioning- 9/9/09 barleywine
Drink water?... Never, fish fornicate in it.--- W.C. Fields
Most problems can be solved with the proper application of force.
beerthirty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #4
ShortSnoutBrewing
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,266
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

SWMBO and I went with Platinum after her White Gold engangement ring snapped when she went hit it on the edge of a counter. Shop we purchased from took one look at the ring and said we had free rein to pick a replacement, no added charges.

ShortSnoutBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
CodeRage
Death by Magumba!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CodeRage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Fl
Posts: 2,254
Liked 33 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I have a 6mm white gold comfort fit band and I am very happy with it. The comfort fit makes it quite a bit thicker but it is very comfortable. I wear it when I am working on the car or house and it has never bent or deformed on my. I do take a burnishing tool to it every couple of years and it looks brand new again.

__________________
Brutus 20e build | Electrical Primer for Brewers | Auber SYL-2362A2 PID Install & Config
So as I am walking out the door this morning I think to my self:
"self, going to work on Monday is like knowing you're going to get kicked in the nuts. You just don't know when or by who"
CodeRage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:07 PM   #6
Jim Karr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jim Karr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Michigan..Bangor/Covert area
Posts: 1,275
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

We went with plain yellow gold.........her engagement ring was a heart-shaped mount and a heart-shaped stone. I guess I'm a sucker for romantic stuff.

(To celebrate our 25th coming up in July, I arranged for a evening plane flight over the shoreline of Lake Michigan......swapping homebrew for the ride!)

__________________

As for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord. Joshua




"God is great, beer is good, people are crazy." Some country artist

Jim Karr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,969
Liked 274 Times on 141 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Simple 6 mm 14k gold band. Been wearing it since August 1985. It's the only piece of jewelry that I own. Get the date engraved on the inside. It comes in handy.

__________________

Cheers,

EdWort

Haus Pale Ale, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Robust Porter, Oktoberfest Ale, Wounded Knee IPA, Rye IPA, BCB IPA, Kolsch, Apfelwein

EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:14 PM   #8
Beerrific
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,600
Liked 47 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdWort View Post
Simple 6 mm 14k gold band. Been wearing it since August 1985. It's the only piece of jewelry that I own. Get the date engraved on the inside. It comes in handy.
This is what I am really leaning towards. Can get a decent price and won't have to wait for a special order.

And 8-8-08 shouldn't be too hard to remeber, right?
__________________
Beerrific is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:16 PM   #9
nealf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hiram, GA
Posts: 1,352
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I went with tungsten. The lady I purchased it from said it was a newer type of tungsten that could indeed be cut off if something happens, but I usually take it off before playing any sports just to be on the safe side. I don't have any complaints at all about it; and would definitely pick it again because the price was right.

I picked it up from jared; its made by benchmark:



But, I've always been partial to the tire ring.....

__________________

nealf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2008, 10:18 PM   #10
Germey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Germey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rancho Bernardo, CA
Posts: 698
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Wow, you seem to have done a lot of research. I was unaware of some of those options and did not know that gold was sometime plated with Rhodium. I honestly don't know if mine is or not. I can tell you that mine still looks great and has not been babied at all.
I have a tapered 6mm band that is yellow gold on the edges and a whiter gold in the middle. The scuffs it has accumulated over 12 years have just given it character. It could be buffed to newness fairly easily i believe.
I thought titanium was more expensive than gold. Not that I am keeping up with commodities lately. Would platinum be a possibility?
When I looked on Wikipedia to see what you were talking about with the Palladium, I noticed that it reacts with strong acids. Don't forget that StarSan is strong acid.

__________________
Irish Honey Red
Admiral Nelson RIPA
Germey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think this songs about HBT... Alamo_Beer General Chit Chat 3 03-28-2008 06:42 PM
Songs with the woo, hoo or ooo sound. olllllo General Chit Chat 29 05-15-2007 01:46 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS