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Old 03-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a ring...

So I was looking for wedding bands that weren't made of gold (bad juju working with gold ore) to replace the one that I outgrew and had to cut off last night. I had the idea to get a couple other rings for my right hand just for style, and found myself cruising Amazon for some. Well, one design that I figured would be way obvious but doesn't seem to exist is a spinner style ring with a tire tread design, or maybe gears, or something. Gears might be uncomfortable though...

I did some Google-fu and found an awesome tire tread ring: http://www.titanium-buzz.com/black-t...read-ring.html

but it's not a spinner, and the price is kinda high.

Anyone have any connections to some jewlery makers or distributors that might make or know who makes something I'm looking for? If not, I might have to settle for this: http://www.amazon.com/Tungsten-Carbi...274553&sr=1-13

For those interested, I've settled on this as my wedding band...my wife's birthstone is Sapphire: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=jewelry&psc=1

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's a gear one that's pretty cheap.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just be carefull if you really want Ti. Very cool ring but most ER's do not have the equipment to cut them off if something happens. I wanted a Ti wedding band but ended up with W (Tungsten) instead once I found this out.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome! I think I've seen that in a geek products catalog somewhere too...forgot about it because I wasn't looking for anything back then. Not a bad price for what you get either. That's on the list.


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Just be carefull if you really want Ti. Very cool ring but most ER's do not have the equipment to cut them off if something happens. I wanted a Ti wedding band but ended up with W (Tungsten) instead once I found this out.

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Yeah I've been leaning towards Tungsten for that reason.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried one of those on when I was looking for my band. It's ok as a ring, but I wouldn't want it as a wedding band: it was a bit clunky feeling - I hate rings, though.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For my wedding band I got a piece of stainless steel pipe and had a tig bead layed around it without any filler and had it put on a lathe for final fitting. Nice simple ring for me.
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I had a tungsten/meteorite one, but it scratched to all hell in about a months time. So I got a black ceramic one. Still no scratches, and I don't take it off while wrenching (in before "you should take it off while wrenching", I don't care) I would check em out. Took it off a few times to clean up, and dropped it on cement, and tile. Never chipped or scratched. And slammed my had with a sledge when it bounced back, same thing, no damage. Seems stupid strong...
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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These guys have some cool rings that are reasonably priced.

http://teno.com/
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just be carefull if you really want Ti. Very cool ring but most ER's do not have the equipment to cut them off if something happens. I wanted a Ti wedding band but ended up with W (Tungsten) instead once I found this out.

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Ti cuts just like stainless.
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Aww.... Here I was expecting to see something pretty & sparkly.

Dude rings aren't NEARLY as fun as chick rings.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Aww.... Here I was expecting to see something pretty & sparkly.

Dude rings aren't NEARLY as fun as chick rings.
Me too

For guys I like the damascus steel rings
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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These guys have some cool rings that are reasonably priced.

http://teno.com/
Overpriced if you ask me. Our wedding bands (plain jane Ti ones) are from this guy

http://www.boonerings.com/
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Tungsten is the shit. I never take mine off and its gets beat the hell out of. I have had it for almost four years now and can wipe it down, still looks like the day I bought it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Tungsten is the shit. I never take mine off and its gets beat the hell out of. I have had it for almost four years now and can wipe it down, still looks like the day I bought it.
Same thing for the ring I've had for almost a year. That said, I avoided any sort of inlay in the ring. The main reason I went Tungsten was its durability and resistance to scratching, and while the tungsten part of the ring would be fine, the inlay would likely get scratched up (which happened in a number of ring reviews I read). The inlays look sweet, but if scratch resistance is your reason to go tungsten, I would avoid the inlays. I got my ring through Titanium Kay -- although they don't really have any of the designs the OP was looking for.
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Here's a gear one that's pretty cheap.
I always liked that one, but it must be hell to keep clean.

There's always this one, 'for her pleasure'...


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Old 03-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Me too

For guys I like the damascus steel rings
I must say, there are some pretty cool dude rings!

(I would attach a few that I like, but alas my star is up. Time to go blue!)
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I always liked that one, but it must be hell to keep clean.
I'm buying an ultrasonic cleaner for whatever I get regardless. I need it for my silver chain as well, so it's a shoo-in purchase. So I'm not afraid of a complex style ring that might get dirty.

As for the inlays, I'm kinda worried about scratching them but for the price, I can buy replacements every year (or get a few spares ) so it's really a non-issue.

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Aww.... Here I was expecting to see something pretty & sparkly.

Dude rings aren't NEARLY as fun as chick rings.
ditto!
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$0.59 for a 5/8 SST nut, bored and tapered the inside on my lathe. Made a matching one for my wife out of a 1/2 SST nut.

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So going back and forth through all the selections on Amazon, I'm torn between these two:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2BRMBWSJH2UEJ


http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Weddi...ef=pd_sbs_jw_1


I'm definitely going to get the Kinekt ring eventually and wear that one on my left thumb. The winner of the two above will be right forefinger. Leaning towards the cable.

EDIT: Also looking at this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=jewelry&psc=1

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Tungsten carbide is fucking durable. You have to be careful though.. you knock it against a window or something and it may break... it will scratch the fuck out of damn near anything.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I have a Tungsten Ring with sterling inlay down the middle. Have worn it for 4 years. I've dragged it across Granite, concrete and whatever else you can think of. I'm a machinist and constantly bang the ring too. (no bad jokes)

The carbide part of the ring looks like the day I bought it. The inlay is slightly scratched, but it actually looks good that way.

I'd buy another
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