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To want a black wedding ring?

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ComposHat Sat 17-Mar-12 22:43:03

I discussed this with the fairly soon to be MrsComposhat. I would quite like a wedding ring, but don't particularly like gold or platinum rings as I think they look a bit shiny and flashy and don't really suit me. I did however see some black wedding rings that I thought looked less blingy.

I put this to the soon to be MrsC and she howled with laughter, claiming I'd look like the world's oldest emo and in a few years time it would look absurd. Does she have a point?

I thought a plain black band like this one

Rowgtfc72 Thu 18-Apr-13 21:59:11

Dh has a tungsten and carbon fibre black ring. Mines titanium , silver and black. Each to their own. We picked ours because they are hardwearing more than anything. Couldnt have matching as my size is K and Dh is Z+1.

geti Thu 18-Apr-13 21:54:14

Thank you nocake, I'm glad you like it smile

geti Thu 18-Apr-13 21:52:00

Regarding NomDeOrdinateurs previous post concerning resizing Titanium rings; yes it can be done and to a certain degree, it depends on the style, inlaid, diamond set, plain etc., as to how we do it and by how much. You will need to find a specialist to do it as the majority of jewellers will struggle.

Titanium rings are harder to cut off compared to precious metals but here again, not a problem. The same tool is used as for gold or Platinum rings. Tungsten rings are a doddle to get off in an emergency by simply cracking in a couple of places with a common plumbers pipe grip then they simply fall off the finger - ruined of course but at least it's off :-)

nocake Thu 18-Apr-13 18:38:25

I have a Titanium wedding ring made by Geti. It has a palladium insert, as DW's rings are palladium. I think it looks great and is very well made.

thebody Thu 18-Apr-13 18:33:45

My dh doesn't have one as I hate rings on men.

But each to their own.

Oblomov Thu 18-Apr-13 17:49:17

Fascinating. Do let us know what you decide on, OP.

CalamityJ Thu 18-Apr-13 17:33:31

Putting suggested connotations aside I think it looks really nice, classy and if my DH had chosen similar I would not have batted an eyelid. Just go for it if you like it!

Stinkyminkymoo Thu 18-Apr-13 17:28:08

Hmm I'm not sure myself. My DH has a steel wedding ring but don't tell my mother, she thinks it's silver and I think it looks lovely and not too shiny.

NomDeOrdinateur Thu 18-Apr-13 17:25:45

Oh bloody hell, zombie thread, never mind...

NomDeOrdinateur Thu 18-Apr-13 17:24:42

My DH nearly got something similar for very similar reasons, but he says he's glad that he changed his mind now that the novelty appeal has worn off the more unusual materials. It's good to have some scope for resizing the ring easily if you care about it being "the" wedding ring rather than just "a" wedding ring, and that's definitely not the case for tungsten and rarely the case for titanium (neither of which was available in the Brum Jewellery Quarter back when we looked). They're also harder to cut off, which could be a problem in the case of an injury/allergic reaction that causes your hand to swell (although that may not be an issue for you, depending on your job and hobbies).

DH eventually chose a palladium ring from Newey's in the Jewellery Quarter (which has a whole shop dedicated to wedding rings, and offered the best prices we found anywhere in the UK). It's now a satiny grey and looks very nice in an unobrusive way. He went for an unusually narrow "soft court" band because it was they most unshowy design they had and also the most comfortable for him, and he's so happy with it that he's never taken it off (whereas I only wear my rings when I'm going out as I find them v. uncomfortable).

NinaHeart Thu 18-Apr-13 17:06:19

My H has a tungsten carbide wedding ring. Quite black. Mine doesn't match his at all, being shiny white metal metal with sparkly diamonds in it.
I have a "spare" tungsten one for surfing in.

Matchy matchy doesn't matter.

Gorja Thu 18-Apr-13 16:50:27

I didn't want a traditional wedding ring as I don't like jewellery especially shiny jewellery. So me and DH had tattoos around our ring fingers. Mine is black Celtic knot work that I designed myself, DH has a colourful dragon that he designed.
People always comment on it and say how much they like mine. Might be worth a thought.

geti Thu 18-Apr-13 16:46:42

blush Apologies for breaching the posting guidelines in the previously deleted post, all I was trying to do was offer to answer questions about Titanium or Black Zirconium rings (or black rings in general) as there are a lot of myths on the internet about these metals eg. can they be resized, cut off etc. As there are links to our site in this thread anyway, it didn't occur to me that my link would be frowned upon, never the less, if I can help anybody, please feel free to ask.

BlastAndDalmatians Wed 17-Apr-13 23:18:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

themidwife Wed 17-Apr-13 23:16:26

A bit like this

themidwife Wed 17-Apr-13 23:14:02

I'm sorry I hate the one you linked (napkin ring!) but my gym instructor & her DH have dull flat black metallic rings which look really cool!!

FatPenguin Wed 17-Apr-13 22:10:41

My husband has a wedding ring like the one in the op, it's really unusual. Neither of us liked shiny ones or any with diamonds so he went for a black one which has a matt silver edge. Pick what you like, it's you who has to wear it smile

geti Wed 17-Apr-13 21:48:26

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ChaoticAngel Sun 18-Mar-12 23:15:37

Oooh, I do like that one NowWeKnow linked too.

I have heard about the asexual thing but didn't realise it was on the middle finger. Just go for whatever you like and feel comfortable with. You're the one who has to wear it.

BelaLug0si Sun 18-Mar-12 22:27:36

How about the male collection by Sarah Sheridan which you can get in an oxidised finish which looks dark grey/black? E.g. this or concrete texture or bound which is what DH has in a silver oxidised finish.

ComposHat Sun 18-Mar-12 22:09:29

mrsm no significance attached to black, I just feel extremely selfconscious wearing anything flash. An expensive gold one I'd worry about osing/damaging as I am very clumsy.

electrical I am somewhat less rock than Mr E. I have once been described as dressing and looking like a younger more disheveled Alan Bennett. But the jewellery quarter in Brim might be well worth a look especially as I have family that way on.

MrsMeaner Sun 18-Mar-12 20:17:59

What is the significance of a black ring?

The point of a gold or platinum ring is that they last forever and are very precious.

My wedding band is plain (as it should be) and not blingy at all. If you want even less bling than none, go for a very narrow band.

electricalbanana Sun 18-Mar-12 20:15:59

The current Mr Electricalbanana has a black wedding ring. Its made of paladium (i think that is how it is spelt) and its lovely. Mr E is a motorbike riding, black wearing rock god (in his dreams) and any personal embellishments makes him uneasy. So he wanted something which was "industrial" or something which looked like it had been part of his beloved bike.

we got it from birmingham.

ComposHat Sun 18-Mar-12 18:34:30

Thanks for the advice and best wishes everyone!

MinnieBar Sun 18-Mar-12 08:17:15

I think as long as you go for a dark-silver kind of shade rather than black-black - and matt/brushed rather than shiny - oh, and quite wide too - then it'll look masculine and appropriate rather than sulky teen rebel.

Oh and congratulations! Is Soon-To-Be-MrsComposHat a MNer?

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