Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tungsten Wedding Rings Are Exquisite and Hip

By Tracy Fanning

Tungsten rings are rising in popularity as an alternative metal for wedding rings. Some of the benefits of tungsten wedding bands include their incredible hardness and durability, their permanent polish and resistance to scratching. A tungsten ring is also very affordable compared to more expensive materials, such as platinum. These are some of the many reasons why people are choosing tungsten rings as their tungsten wedding bands.

A tungsten ring is actually comprised of tungsten carbide, which is a combination of the tungsten metal and carbide powder, for a very durable ring. Tungsten has a very high melting point (6,150 degree Fahrenheit) and has a hardness rating of 8.5-9.0 on the Mohs scale. In comparison, gold has a Mohs rating of 2.5-3 and diamonds have a 10 rating.

Black tungsten rings are tungsten rings coated in zirconium. Zirconium a strong metal on its' own resembles titanium. While very durable black tungsten rings will wear over time. The benefit is similar to how gold or platinum bands can be replated, so can black tungsten.

While carbon inlays in tungsten rings come in a multitude of colors and styles the most demand lies in black and white carbon fiber inlays with beveled edge or domed bands. The contrast of the tungsten carbide metal with the carbon fiber leaves the jewelry with an elegance and uniqueness which can not be matched by softer metals. Tungsten rings are scratch proof will not bend or scratch. The style, durability and comfort available in carbon inlay tungsten rings are only limited by your imagination. Designs vary based upon the color choice of the carbon fiber inlay and the style of band one chooses.

Some additional benefits of our tungsten carbide rings is that they have a nice weighty feel. When you hold or wear a tungsten wedding band, you will get the immediate sense that it is a quality piece. All of our tungsten bands also include a comfort fit, which is sometimes also referred to as an ergonomic ring. This simply means that the tungsten wedding rings will fit more comfortably on your finger. The comfort fit is actually a 2mm dome on the inside of the tongsten rings, which is why we always recommend selecting a ring one half size smaller than your standard size when purchasing one of our tungston rings.

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