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Mgaruccio
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Nov 23, 2016
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Wow so apparently I'm the only one who thinks this is awesome? Getting married in June and seriously considering this as a wedding ring. Forged carbon fiber is much cooler/geekier than boring gold and who doesn't love lume?(or is that just a watch guy thing?) Durability of the finish is a bit worrisome but otherwise this looks kinda perfect...
Nov 23, 2016
zndr
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Nov 23, 2016
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Congratulations
Nov 23, 2016
Cyn1c
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Nov 23, 2016
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It might be good as a fashion ring, but I wouldn't recommend it for a wedding band due to the wear factor. It will get torn up quite quickly due to the carbon fiber exterior and the lume will be dead after 10 years tops. And what does that metaphorically say about your relationship?
So unless you're OK with having to replace it in ~5-7 years or you are OK with your wedding band looking beat up, it'd be better to consider something more durable like the traditional precious metal or a tungsten-carbide based ring. Gold is soft enough to be self polishing, tungsten carbine is so hard that it won't scratch easily.
If you want something edgier, look at the designs that sandwich or blend multiple materials, but always make sure the softer material is protected by the harder one in the design.
Nov 23, 2016
Mgaruccio
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Nov 23, 2016
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Appreciate the advice, wasn't particularly worried about the life of the lume but the finish getting torn up would be a problem for me, also realized there's no way it's gonna be resizable so wearing for life probably wouldn't work anyway. Still considering just for the cool factor but definitely a lot to think through.
Nov 23, 2016
bendrexl
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Nov 23, 2016
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I'd stick with something tungsten-carbide - looks good forever, as long as you keep it away from other tungsten-carbide objects like sawblades or traction surfaces that use tungsten-carbide for grip.
Keep in mind that it's nearly the same mass as gold, so I'd recommend one specifically marketed as lightweight (mine weighs a metric ton, give or take).
Nov 23, 2016
Carbon6
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Nov 24, 2016
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Thank you. Sincerely, thank you.
Nov 24, 2016
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