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Old 12-31-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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Its color is the closest to platinum than virtually all metals out there.

It is very low cost.

It is a lot more scratch resistant than platinum, gold, and silver.

In other words, it is more durable, more shiny (scratch resistance), virtually the same color as platinum, and very inexpensive. Why is it not more often used as wedding bands (especially for men), other than the fact that it is inexpensive (which should be a plus)?
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:02 PM
 
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Probably because plain gold bands are relatively inexpensive.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:09 PM
 
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When choosing the symbol of a lifelong commitment that is going to be worn every single day, I'm not interested in going inexpensive. There are plenty of other ways to save money. That doesn't mean spending an exorbitant amount, but if there's another style that I prefer, I'm willing to spend more money. Personally, I don't like "more shiny," so cobalt chrome isn't for me.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:30 AM
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Its color is the closest to platinum than virtually all metals out there.

It is very low cost.

It is a lot more scratch resistant than platinum, gold, and silver.

In other words, it is more durable, more shiny (scratch resistance), virtually the same color as platinum, and very inexpensive. Why is it not more often used as wedding bands (especially for men), other than the fact that it is inexpensive (which should be a plus)?
Maybe not many people know about it. I do like shiny and the bands are nice but when you get into the white/silver "colors" I'd would just buy silver and save the money.

As for a wedding band I like my yellow gold but that is because I can wear it with my engagement ring. I like only yellow gold with diamonds and I don't think a silver colored band would look good with it.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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Its color is the closest to platinum than virtually all metals out there.

It is very low cost.

It is a lot more scratch resistant than platinum, gold, and silver.

In other words, it is more durable, more shiny (scratch resistance), virtually the same color as platinum, and very inexpensive. Why is it not more often used as wedding bands (especially for men), other than the fact that it is inexpensive (which should be a plus)?
Precisely because it's low cost and not a fine metal.

You could get a paper cigar band every year, and it would always look new. Very low cost, too. But what would that say about the marriage?
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:07 AM
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You could get a paper cigar band every year, and it would always look new. Very low cost, too. But what would that say about the marriage?

What? People should buy what they like.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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Precisely because it's low cost and not a fine metal.

You could get a paper cigar band every year, and it would always look new. Very low cost, too. But what would that say about the marriage?
You're equating the price of the wedding ring to the marriage? Are you one of those who equate the size of the wedding to the solidity of the marriage?
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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Can you cut it off if you need to? That's one of the reasons I'd never get any rings made of tungsten.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:29 PM
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Tradition!
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've been married 20 years and my husband has had at least 10 wedding bands during that time. I am absolutely a fan of cheaper, more durable wedding rings. There was the original gold band I bought him, which he outgrew after six months of marriage, the larger replacement band I bought which he lost down a porta potty, the one from a pawnshop with a couple of little diamonds, which was stolen from our apartment, a big sterling silver band he promised not to lose but lost almost immediately, and so on.

Right now, while he's in what I jokingly call his tacti-cool phase, his ring of choice is a black, matte finish stainless steel band. $9 on Amazon
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