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Got married about a month or so ago and since then have been randomly setting off shoplifting alarms. It seems to vary from store to store. I set it off 100% of the time in target. Sometimes I can walk through one and it doesn't go off, other times it does.
The only thing I can think of is my wedding ring. It is made of tungsten, and I never had this issue before. Anyone else had this problem with a tungsten ring? The Google produces nothing when I look this up.
It takes a true idiot to put a band of tungsten around their finger. Better hope like hell that hand never swells up.
Totally irrelevant post but tungsten bands scan be broken if necessary.
Yes, I do. Mine sets off the alarm at Target and Best Buy. Every time
Well that sucks. Highly annoying.
Is that the band that doesn't scratch up? If so that is what I will have to have cause I work with my hands a lot. Don't they say if you every smash it that it wont come off?
The think we got lets me get 2. And they have a lifetime warranty. I don't really care what it looks like
It is almost completely scratch resistant but cannot be cut off like a normal gold band. It can be broken if it needed to be removed in an emergency.
Another thing is they can't be resized.
I had one but somehow the chemicals between it and my body made it lose its shine. Went through two of them before I switched. Never had it set off alarms though.
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mine has never set off an alarm
the bad thing about tungsten is that you scratch everything you hit it on. ive scraped paint off the walls in my house. scratched tables etc. be prepared to damage any and everything you touch for a couple weeks til you get used to avoiding stuff with it
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Sounds like a sign that you shouldn't be married.
Thing with Tungsten rings, don't drop them from about shoulder height. They will shatter. Saw it happen a few times at work when guys take theirs off doing some work with their hands.
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Divorced now but had one. Never issues with alarms or anything like that. Did manage to scuff mine up a little but figured that wasnt too bad since im grabbing dumbbells all day. Im sure if i was wearing gold it would have been much more scratched up.
I wear a white gold ring, and to those that are getting tungsten rings I have one question, why do you care if it scratches? I couldn't care less how the damn ring looks, it's on my finger and that's all that matters. I can understand if tungsten is cheaper and that's why folks are buying that material for their ring, but if folks are getting it because it doesn't scratch...well pay less attention to the metal, or rather the condition of said metal, on your finger because you're getting dangerously close to being a vagina.
This post was edited by A2Wolverines 11 months ago
Or just take it off if you happen to hurt your hand/fingers...
Pretty much common sense.
I payed 75 bucks for my tungsten ring. It broke a year later. I'll never buy another ring in my life though....
I only bought it because it was cheap and I don't like the shine on the gold and silver ones.
This post was edited by OHSethIO 11 months ago
My white gold ring stopped shining long ago. I bought it because I wanted something that lasted because I will never divorce my wife. White gold seemed to be a good answer. It was about 500-600 dollars, but it will never put my fingers in danger and when the wife wants, shines well.
I can't see myself spending 500-600 on my ring, I also have a ring tattoo though since my job doesn't let me wear my ring a lot of the time.
In the end money doesn't matter, the ring only symbolizes love and devotion. If it is doing that, and you are doing that, the ring material doesn't mean a thing, it could be made out of rope at that point.
Sometimes if you buy new shoes they might leave a security strip in one or both shoes and that will set off alarms randomly. This happened to my mom one time at a CVS and the manager was trying to figure out the problem and suggested taking her shoes and running them through the front door and that's what was causing the alarm to go off.
Got my ring finger tattoo'd. I work around high amperage and have seen 1 too many dudes hit a post and instamelt their wedding band to the bone. Wife got hers too because she knocked the set out of it the first week at work. We have been married 20 years tomorrow though.
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I'm going to get a Hawaiian wood laid band, I think they're the tits and not many people have them. Good price too. Also OP, tungsten wil make radiation detectors go off too but I think you got a fake if its making metal detectors go off. I'd be pissed.
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My white gold ring was only 150. If you get a basic one, they are relatively cheap.
It's just a ring, who the hell cares if it scratches?
Bunch of differing opinions ITT. I have a white gold band. I would personally never get tungsten if you wear it to work. But if you're worried about a ring at work, then you probably just shouldn't wear it at work. I haven't wore my ring a single day at work. I just wear it when we go out. Wife doesn't care a bit
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