Men can be hard on Jewelry—especially those that work with their hands for instance in the construction industry or the chemical industry. One of my closest friends was going to get married. Her prospective husband was a construction worker who worked with steel and concrete. He was massive—all hard muscle with very large hands. She was petite. They went out and bought some really beautiful, expensive gold wedding bands. Both resolved never to take them off. That was the first mistake!!
Soap-----we wash dishes in it—wash our hands—and unfortunately soap, being basic (as opposed to acidic) in nature is slippery. First my friend almost lost her ring while doing dishes—luckily her husband was handy enough to be able to retrieve it and she hadn’t started the garbage disposal! The second time it slid off her finger into the toilet-again husband to the rescue! From then on she took her ring off before using any kind of soap for any reason!
One day they were sitting in front of the TV holding hands when my friend noticed that her husband’s wedding band was dented and in pretty horrible shape. It seems that when he was working the ring kept getting in the way—but he still didn’t want to remove it. Now my friend was pretty upset and came to me complaining and worrying about what others would think. I was in the midst of taking environmental courses at the time and after consoling her suggested that just maybe a different metal, possibly tungsten steel would do the trick.
So we started researching and found that all kinds of tungsten rings, not just wedding bands are super strong. Not only that but they can be polished to a shine that closely resembles white gold or platinum. My friend bought one for her husband and he has been wearing it ever since!!
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