With so many metals out there, you may not think that there’d be anything special about tungsten. However, this is far from the case. Tungsten jewelry has several benefits that make it stand out from the crowd. Here’s what you should know about this metal and its properties when it comes to jewelry:
Tungsten is extremely durable
If you want jewelry that will last you a lifetime, you’ll want to choose tungsten. This metal is extremely durable, so your engagement ring, wedding band, and other jewelry will not only last you a long time, but it will still look brand new. Tungsten is approximately 10 times harder than gold, making it extremely durable. This means that your rings won’t get scratches or nicks in them, and they won’t bend out of shape or get misshapen over time.
Tungsten jewelry is very affordable
You might think that a durable metal like tungsten would be expensive, but this is far from the case. Tungsten is one of the most affordable metals out there. Because tungsten is so affordable, you can buy yourself a beautiful, high-quality piece of jewelry without having to worry about going into debt. You can get a beautiful engagement ring or wedding band without breaking the bank. Tungsten is also hypoallergenic, making it an ideal choice for those who are allergic to other metals.
Tungsten rings are hypoallergenic
If you have an allergy to other metals, you’ll be glad to know that tungsten is usually hypoallergenic. Most jewelry-grade tungsten despite being bound to nickel, does not tend to cause a reaction.
Tungsten rings are scratch-resistant
Tungsten carbide is durable and scratch-resistant – with a Mohs scale number near diamonds, it is extremely hard to scratch through normal wear and tear. This makes tungsten rings excellent for those who tend to get scratches on their rings frequently.
Tungsten rings are eco-friendly
Most tungsten is mined from alluvial sources, which are found near the surface of the earth. This means that no tungsten mines have to be dug up to extract tungsten. While many other metals are being mined from the Earth’s core, which is damaging to our planet, tungsten is a much more eco-friendly choice. If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly metal for your wedding band, tungsten is an excellent choice.
Cons of tungsten
Tungsten rings are very dense and have a solid heavy feel, some people love this and others not so much.
Due to the hardness of tungsten, the rings cannot be resized. Always double-check your ring size before purchasing. We offer a free ring sizer to ensure you get the right size, just send us an email or choose the "unsure of ring size" option on the product page.
If you're looking for a highly durable, scratch-resistant, affordable ring, then tungsten is a great choice. Check out our selection of tungsten rings.