Friday, January 6, 2012

The Amazing World of Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands

By Irene Beckwith

Many jewelers offer pure tungsten wedding bands which lack the hardness of tungsten carbide and can scratch quite easily. Some offer tungsten rings made with cobalt binder because it is cheaper to produce than nickel-binder carbide. We caution you against buying from a jeweler that doesn't specify that their tungsten wedding bands are made with the nickel binder alloy.

Many stores don't list which alloy they are selling because they don't know which alloy they are selling. If they don't know, it is most likely cobalt alloy or pure tungsten which are cheaper and inferior to the nickel binder tungsten carbide wedding bands.

Black tungsten rings have increased in advertising as the trendy wedding band or fashion ring worn by both men and women. Black tungsten rings suit individuals style when what they were seeking was something different from the classic band. Black rings stand out being noticed by most people. Black tungsten rings are coated with zirconium. Zirconium is a strong metal that resembles titanium, very durable however not being as scratch resistant as a pure tungsten carbide ring.

Tungsten rings are composed of a metal alloy, tungsten carbide. The alloy allows for maximum hardness and rigidity without sacrificing tensile strength. Tungsten rings are not sizable by ordinary jewelers' tools (the metal is too hard). Tungsten rings will NOT bend. Due to their extreme hardness, Tungsten Rings will hold their shape and shine longer than any ring on the market, and which is why they are referred to as the "Permanently Polished Rings". Tungsten Rings are the most wear resistant rings available. Hardness, assuring long lasting beauty. Permanently polished Tungsten rings take a brilliant high polish and resist scratching longer than any metal ever offered to the public.

Each Tungsten ring is individually hand crafted using assorted diamond abrasives and poly crystalline diamond tooling (similar in many ways to the cutting and polishing of a rough diamond). Each tungsten carbide ring is cut and skillfully polished with a diamond compound using diamond tools, resulting in a polish and shine creating a permanent luster and polish not possible with other metals, that will last forever.

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