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Mens Wedding Ring Help
« on: 2014-06-18, 02:40:45 »
OK, shopping for wedding rings for guys is not easy. Found some in Sears.com, but I could use some suggestions. A plain silver band we found 3 good versions of, but if I'm doing this once then yeah, keeping the door open to something interesting. Under $100.
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #1 on: 2014-06-18, 13:13:27 »
Ah, the "under $100" part does limit things a bit.

I was tempted by some of the titanium and tungsten options. Some of those are fairly affordable, relative to gold of course.

I ended up going with a white-gold ring, which cost considerably more, but also has the benefit that it can be snipped off if I'm ever injured in such a way as to have the hand swell, and need the ring taken off or else lose the finger. The titanium and tungsten rings need power tools to remove in such an incident.

With some quick googling, it looks like there are stainless steel options for < $50 as well. But of course I'm not sure what your tastes are.

I really liked some of the "hammered metal" rings I looked at originally, but I don't remember what the prices were.


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It looks like Zales has lots of low-cost options, in all sorts of designs:

http://www.zales.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3280862&s=A-StorePrice&page=1&kpc=1

More expensive, but there are damascus steel rings (and similar patterns) out there:

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/metal-evolution/0/0/4658

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw=Damascus+Steel+White+Gold+Ring+Wedding+Band+Titanium+Custom+Made+to+ANY+SIzing

And you can find crazy stuff on Etsy too.. This person has rings with inlaid antler, marble, petrified bone, meteorite, etc:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjohan
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #2 on: 2014-06-18, 16:07:27 »
I got a standard stainless steel band, and had a Templar cross hand engraved on it. I'm divorced, so I'll happily sell it to you if you want. :)
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #3 on: 2014-06-18, 19:24:47 »
Yeah the $100 limit is due to no monies for such things.

James: Thanks for the offer, but if we went religious it would be a Mogen David. :)
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #4 on: 2014-06-19, 14:11:04 »
No problem, mostly wanted to say you can get a plain band and have it decorated to taste if you aren't finding something that strikes your fancy off the shelf. :)
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #5 on: 2014-06-21, 19:27:12 »
Thorsteinn, I found you the perfect solution to this dilemma.
http://www.gemmeus.com

Hope it helps you.
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #6 on: 2014-06-21, 21:34:38 »
A Westie fighter & blacksmith posted this to me.

"The Chivalric Virtues of Courtesie, Honor, Franchise, Prowess, Humilitie, Valor, and Faith are inscribed on this ring. $49"

 {link removed as it is dead.}
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #7 on: 2014-06-22, 03:16:18 »

I like it!
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #8 on: 2014-06-22, 03:54:38 »
Usually a plain, stainless steel or silver band works. That's what my parents use anyway. For its simple, attractive, and will last forever. One must consider what his wife is into, not what you would want. That's just my honest opinion. I don't know your wife, but if you think she would like it, than go with it :) it is a pretty nice ring.
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #9 on: 2014-06-22, 04:30:54 »
I think the ring is for HIM not his wife.
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #10 on: 2014-06-22, 04:57:50 »
OK, shopping for wedding rings for guys is not easy. Found some in Sears.com, but I could use some suggestions. A plain silver band we found 3 good versions of, but if I'm doing this once then yeah, keeping the door open to something interesting. Under $100.

Oops! Missed that part, silly me  :P
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #11 on: 2014-06-22, 12:35:04 »
A Westie fighter & blacksmith posted this to me.

"The Chivalric Virtues of Courtesie, Honor, Franchise, Prowess, Humilitie, Valor, and Faith are inscribed on this ring. $49"



Thoughts?

Where is it from? (link?)

What material?

I think it's pretty awesome, but curious about the details.
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #12 on: 2014-06-22, 16:20:58 »
The pic is a click-through link. :)
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #13 on: 2014-06-23, 13:10:46 »
The pic is a click-through link. :)

Ahah, so it is. :)  The page still doesn't say what metal(s) it is. That might be good to know. For instance, if it's copper, you'll have a permanently green finger. :)

It could be that it's silver, and the lighting and reflections are giving it that color in the photo.
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Re: Mens Wedding Ring Help
« Reply #14 on: 2014-06-23, 18:37:42 »
I emailed the maker & here's what she said:

Good afternoon!

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The Virtues ring comes standard in Sterling Silver for $49 in sizes from 8 to 16. I can make them larger than that, but it will cost an extra $8. It's about 7 or 8mm wide. If you'll be at Pennsic you can try one on to see how you like the fit.

I'm always flattered to have my work considered for a piece you intend to wear always. Thank you! I'm happy to answer any other questions you may come up with.
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