So I'm looking for good wedding ring options for my fiance. Originally he was set on getting a Tungsten ring because it's in our price range and supposedly indestructible. But just recently, our friend who had a Tungsten ring was working in his garage and when the ring accidentally was dropped on the concrete floor, it broke. My fiance is constantly doing manual labor and needs a ring that will last long even if he drops it when he takes it on and off. We're on a budget but the ring, as a symbol, is very important to us because we plan to have them blessed by the priest at the church that he grew up attending. We want to find a good, durable, and budget-friendly ring. Any input about options other than Tungsten would be great.
No ring is perfect. Tungsten wedding rings are scratch proof but will shatter if enough pressure/force is applied (falling from a fairly high distance, vice gripping and then smashing it with a hammer... but who would do such a thing). Titanium, platinum, and all other lesser metals will scratch easily but not shatter. For me, my fiance is not much of a clutz and he has been wearing a "practice" ring for about 2 months now and hasn't dropped it once. It may be helpful to find a retailer that offers a good warranty/return policy. My fiance and I are ordering his tungsten wedding band through Tungsten World mostly because of their warranty. They have a huge selection. As for titanium and other metals, amazon would be the best place to find a great deal.