TungstenWorld.com

the internet's finest selection of designer quality tungsten rings & tungsten wedding bands

 

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What kind of quality can I expect from Tungsten World?

Here at Tungsten World, we promise the highest quality in all of our products. Our Tungsten products are made from the purest materials using the latest manufacturing techniques derived from the leaders in tungsten jewelry refinement. We distribute directly from the manufacturers and our sources are meticulously selected and controlled to ensure we meet your every demand. We only offer the very latest and most popular styles to guarantee a perfect fit to your personal needs and preferences. It is our mission to help you discover beautiful, genuine, tungsten carbide products.

What makes our product warranty the best?

Our tungsten carbide rings are permanently polished - ALWAYS looking new!

Our Carbide rings are made with superior nickel-binder alloy, NOT cobalt-binder alloy which when combined with tungsten can oxidize and cause allergic reactions.

 45 Day Perfect Fit Policy
    assures the correct ring size at little additional cost for exchange, details here.

Lifetime Sizing Warranty
    replaces your ring if your finger size changes, details here.

Guaranteed for Life Program
    offers a hassle-free replacement of your ring from ANY damage incurred,
     NO QUESTIONS ASKED! Details here.

Why make Rings using Tungsten Carbide?

 

Tungsten carbide is the only rare and exotic metal that can be permanently polished. The polish and finish will last as long as your commitment to each other.

With gold, platinum and even titanium rings, you will notice varying degrees of scratching, denting and surface marks. However, with our tungsten jewelry , the surface will maintain it's beautiful, original finish, forever.

Tungsten carbide is a unique space-age alloy with a distinctly masculine look and feel. Tungsten has an unmistakable dark gun metal gray color and an invincible high gloss that put it in a class apart from any other precious metal.

Many people also enjoy the heavy weight of a tungsten ring. The enduring polish of a tungsten ring together with the solid weight, speak of commitment, security and an everlasting bond.

 

What is the difference between Tungsten | Forever Tungsten Carbide rings and other Tungsten Rings?

 

Tungsten Forever offers only the highest-quality designer tungsten carbide products, enforcing standards most choose to ignore. For example, all Tungsten Forever rings are cobalt-free (rings combining cobalt and tungsten can irritate the skin, can crack or shatter under pressure and are easily scratched). Tungsten Forever rings also pass through a rigorous quality-control inspection and are designed for the best look, feel and fit.

The well established Tungsten Forever line hosts a variety of styles and finished to suit everyone's unique tastes. These rings have been professionally designed to appeal to everybody. We showcase the most popular styles in men's jewelry and guarantee them to please you or your money back!

You will also get the industry’s best warranty when you buy a Tungsten | Forever ring – not that you will ever need it. Thanks to their uncompromised commitment to quality, Tungsten | Forever is a company you can trust to provide a product that will endure forever.

 

Can Tungsten Rings be Engraved?

 

Only at Tungsten World can you get truly custom engraved rings.

It is possible to have any of our rings engraved using our laser etching system. To have a ring engraved, select the product and click "Add Laser Engraving" above the red "ADD TO CART" button. Type your message in the text box and wait for your message to appear, you can select between the different fonts to the one you desire. After you have confirmed your engraving for spelling, capitalization, and spacing; click the "I confirm..." button to proceed with your order.  The cost for etching is $25 per ring, and may take 1-2 business days. We are able to engrave up to 30 characters per ring (counting spaces). Once the item is in your shopping cart, please confirm your personal message for accuracy before continuing the checkout process. Congratulations, your personal interior engraving will appear as it does on your screen when your ring is delivered.

Already received your ring? Click here to print out an engraving sheet with our fonts: www.tungstenworld.com/engraving.pdf

Should I be concerned with Cobalt in my Tungsten Ring?

Absolutely YES!
Many tungsten and tungsten carbide rings have cobalt in them. The tungsten carbide alloy containing cobalt is easier to procure and rings containing tungsten with cobalt are commonly sold. However, when tungsten carbide rings are made combining tungsten with a cobalt binder, they develop a negative reaction to your skin. After a short period, the ring will develop oxidation spots that cannot be removed or polished out.  You can easily prevent this from happening by purchasing one of our cobalt-free, hypoallergenic, Tungsten Forever Carbide rings.

Why choose Tungsten vs Titanium?

Men's jewelry has diversified greatly with the rise of Tungsten and Titanium jewelry. We compare Tungsten vs. Titanium rings because they are considered "model metals" or new to the jewelry industry. However, there are many differences between the two that many people don't realize. Tungsten's intriguing new features set it apart from Titanium and have thus allowed Tungsten jewelry to become the hottest, fastest growing men's jewelry craze in the nation! We also have Black Tungsten Wedding Bands and flawless Tungsten Diamond Rings

Titanium lacks the implicit durability of tungsten carbide rings:

Titanium can never have the same high gloss mirror-like finish that Tungsten can have, yet tungsten can also be finished in numerous other duller styles just exactly like Titanium.
Tungsten jewelry is 4 times harder than Titanium jewelry. Titanium can be bent and is very easily scratched.
The weight of Titanium is almost non-existent and makes them easy to lose. It does not have the same luxurious precious metal feel of heavier rings.
The manufacturing process of Titanium is strictly industrial. It is easily produced using cheap materials involving almost no labor hours. Tungsten involves combining specific elements in up to 40 separate, labor-intensive processes to fabricate, refine, and polish each ring blank. Trust us that ONLY our Tungsten Forever Carbide rings will truly convey the meaning of the word, "Commitment."

What are the Hard Specs of Tungsten Carbide?

Tungsten Rings are the most wear-resistant rings available on the planet.
Tungsten is about 10 times harder than 18K Gold, 5 times harder than tool steel, and 4 times harder than titanium. Tungsten measures between 8 and 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. (Diamonds are a 10 - the highest.)
Due to their extreme hardness, Tungsten Rings will hold their shape and shine longer than any ring on the market.
Tungsten rings have been referred to as "Permanently Polished Rings."
Tungsten rings will NOT bend.
In the event of an emergency, a ring can be removed by a medical professional.
Each Tungsten ring is individually hand-crafted using assorted diamond abrasives and polycrystalline diamond tooling.
Our Tungsten Forever rings are cobalt-free.

How are these stunning rings made?

 

XENON Sterling Silver Tungsten Carbide RingTungsten with carbon and other elements are ground into a powder and then compressed with high heat and pressure dies to form a ring blank.

The blank is then fired in an oxygen-free furnace at an astounding 6,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This process called sintering creates the hardest metal alloy used in making jewelry.

The ring is then cut and shaped using diamond tools with up to 40 total separate steps required for completion. The cutting and shaping of a tungsten ring is similar in many ways to the cutting and polishing of a rough diamond.

Precious metal Inlay rings with gold, silver or platinum are created by grinding a channel in the center of the ring and precisely "swedging" the metal into the channel under extreme pressure.

The ring is then skilfully polished with diamond polishing tools and wheels creating a permanent luster and polish not possible with other metals.

A Tungsten Carbide ring will remain polished forever, and is virtually impossible to scratch. It is a unique metal that epitomizes today's technologically advanced man more than any other.

 

 

Which Ring is Best For Me?

 

What makes a wedding band a men's wedding band?
Many couples are interested in wedding bands made specifically for a man or woman. We do not list many of the wedding bands on our site exclusively for men or women as there is no specific rule as to which bands are for men and women. However, we are happy to provide guidelines to help you make an informed decision and we can even make custom rings.

Style
Some men are more conscious than others of fashion trends and thus prefer specific styles. Some may prefer specific metals while others may be most interested in the form (width, weight, color) of the wedding band. For example, tungsten carbide is a very strong, heavy metal with variable finishes, yet titanium is light weight, much duller and has only a quarter the strength. Often finding out what other style-conscious men in the area are wearing will be a good indicator of what styles are popular.

Physical Build
It is important to consider the man's physical build when choosing a ring. A larger man might prefer a wider, heavier band (i.e. 8mm), while a more slender man may be more comfortable with a slimmer, lighter band (i.e. 6mm width).

Metal
Mens tungsten wedding bands can be found in a number of metals, including titanium and tungsten carbide. However, many men are more interested in heavier metals such as tungsten based on their type of work. For instance, a man working in a construction field may choose a more durable tungsten carbide band, as opposed to titanium band. Titanium wedding bands are also so light weight that many people end up losing them simply because they can't physically feel them on their finger. Titanium wedding rings also scratch very easily. And as we all know now, Tungsten rings do NOT scratch! The winner of the Tungsten vs. Titanium comparison is Tungsten!

Why is Tungsten World a company you can trust?

 

You will receive the most complete care, guidance and satisfaction from TungstenWorld.com. If there is ever a problem with anything at all, we'll be here for you. We are a well established online retailer of Tungsten Products, so you'll never have to worry about returns, exchanges, or any other issues in the future. Once again, We Are Here For You!

In particular we will make it our priority to give you:
 

All our staff is trained and educated specifically for tungsten forevertungsten carbide products.
All purchased items in stock ship in 1 business day.
Highly experienced staff specializing in the tungsten jewelry industry
Friendly and professional help via emails and telephone inquiries

What is the history of Tungsten?

The word Tungsten in Swedish and Danish means "heavy stone." The current name for the element is Wolfram and was founded by Peter Woulfe in 1779 who examined wolframite.

Gold, silver and platinum like Tungsten, is element #74, are heavy elements. It is naturally occurring and is an important element responsible for the development of human civilization. Without tungsten we would not have the filament inside the incandescent light bulb. Tungsten gives the filament the toughness and resilience exceeding any other metal. In 1922 the Germans developed Tungsten Carbide as the material used in making better cutting tool bits for precision milling and cutting of steel.

Tungsten has the highest melting point of all the elements at 6,700 degrees F (3,420 degrees C). Its permanent attributes deem it to be the hardest metal on the planet.

Today tungsten carbide is used throughout the world. Although its primary application is in the mechanical industry, it is quickly gaining popularity as a durable, long lasting, material used in jewelry.

Can you remove the ring in an Emergency?

YES!
Rings made of extremely hard materials, like tungsten carbide or ceramic, can only be removed by cracking them into pieces with standard vice grip-style locking pliers. Standard ring cutters will NOT work.

Place vice grip-style locking pliers over ring and adjust the jaws to clamp lightly. Release and adjust tightener one-third turn and then clamp again. Repeat until a crack is heard, and then continue clamping in different positions until the hard material breaks away. Take care not to slide or rotate the cracked ring on the finger. If the ring contains an inlay of gold, the exposed gold can then be cut or clipped in the usual fashion.

Shipping

USPS Priority Rates and Ship Times (United States)

We choose USPS as our carrier because your wedding ring is important to us:

- Great servce rating and a familiar face. Your package is brought to your door by your usual mailperson.
- Delivery anywhere! Home, Work, PO Boxes, even APOs, FPOs and Military Addresses.
- Packages are delivered Monday through Friday, and even Saturdays at no extra fee!

Domestic US Customers

  1. Free USPS Priority (2-3 Day) shipping on all orders*! (Orders of $50 and above)
  2. FedEx 2-day shipping is available for an additional fee calculated in real time by FedEx based on your shipping address
  3. FedEx Standard Overnight® shipping will be delivered the following business day before 3PM, and is available for an additional fee calculated in real time by FedEx based on your shipping address

Alaska and Hawaii

  1. Free USPS Priority (2-3 Day) shipping on all orders*! (Orders of $50 and above)
  2. FedEx Standard Overnight® shipping will be delivered the following business day before 3PM, and is available for an additional fee calculated in real time by FedEx based on your shipping address

 

*Shipping times are as quoted by USPS & FedEx and cannot be guaranteed by Tungsten World, please call or email us for further details.

PO Boxes: FedEx does not ship to PO Boxes. We use USPS Priority mail for all PO Boxes.

International Customers

Shipping cost per order: calculated in real time by FedEx based on your shipping address or flat-rate via USPS First-Class

We are not responsible for any import duties, taxes or custom fees that may be incurred on international orders. We recommend contacting your local authorities to get details on these costs. We have no way of calculating these fees as these are set by your government.

Please allow 5 to 7 days for delivery, plus the time to clear your country's customs. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.

How long does it take to process my order?

We make every effort to expedite all orders. Please contact us if you need a certain item sooner and we will let you know how quickly we can ship. We will email you the tracking number when the package ships.

Solid Style (non-inalyed) Rings, Bracelets and select Watches: Ships in one business day.

Inlayed Rings: Will ship in 1-2 weeks, call for expedited services.

What are your FREE gifts?

We will FREE of charge, provide a lovely ring box and gift bag to complement your purchase. We are confident that these will both enhance the beauty of your new tungsten jewelry and assist you in giving a wonderful gift to that "someone special."

Ordering

What are you Returns Policies?

Our 45-Day Perfect Fit Policy
Our Unprecedented Lifetime Replacement Program

What Forms of Payment Do you Accept?

 

INTERNET
This is the most convenient and fastest way to purchase. Your credit card information is securely encrypted using the most up to date technology available. Once your order is placed you will receive a confirmation by email.

PHONE
Many of our customers prefer to call us and talk to a real person when placing their order. You can call and speak to a jewelry professional at 1-800-731-1123. Our physical store hours are MONDAY - SUNDAY from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST.

MAIL- PERSONAL CHECK & MONEY ORDERS
If you prefer to pay by check or money order please call or email us to let us know which item you want to purchase. This allows us to hold the item back for you so it doesn't sell before your payment arrives. (items will be reserved for 2 weeks)

Please mail to:
Tungsten World
471 W. Lambert Rd. #110
Brea, CA 92821

Please include the item number, item description, price, shipping cost, sales tax if in California (8.25%) and finally your name and mailing address. Please allow time for checks to clear. We will send a confirmation email shortly thereafter.

EMAIL
For some reason should you prefer not to use our secure online ordering, you can email us your order at sales@tungstenworld.com

Do You Have Price Matching?

 

Tungsten World works hard to bring low competitive prices as well as top of the line customer service along with the industries best warranties and policies. If you find a better price for an identical item at a Qualified Competitor, we will try to match the price and then exceed your expectations.

We will also price match ourselves. If you see that an item you have purchased within the last two weeks is now “On Sale” or has had a price reduction, we will offer a credit worth the difference on your next purchase.

Price matching applies only to advertised prices that are current and available to the general public. Please call us at 1-800-731-1123, M-F, 9am-5pm PST to speak with a representative regarding price matching.

Company Info

About TungstenWorld.com

We are tungsten jewelry and tungsten wedding band professionals. We have been providing the online community with superior quality tungsten carbide jewelry products at the most competitive prices since tungsten's first emergence. We only sell tungsten products and our selection is one of the finest available. It is our mission to educate, inform and serve your every tungsten carbide jewelry need while providing you the highest quality at the lowest price.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is the utmost concern to us here at TungstenWorld. Absolutely NONE of your information will be given or sold to another party without your express consent. We take pride in giving you a 100% safe and secure online shopping experience with the industries top two internet security safeguards: GoDaddy® Extended Validation and Alertsite® ! The combination of these two companies guarantees your privacy through the most trusted website scanning and SSL certificate encryption. If you don't see these "clickable" seals on another site during the checkout process, you security IS endangered!

We may request personal information, including your name, shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number, and expiration date in the course of providing our service to you.

Use of your Personal Information:

We may use your personal information for several purposes such as:

  1. To make our web site easier for you to use by not requiring you to enter your personal information more than once.
  2. To help you quickly find services or information on TungstenWorld.com
  3. To help us develop and deliver content most relevant to you.
  4. To inform you of special offers, updated information and new services from TungstenWorld.com.
  5. To contact you when you have received an error while using our web site so we can help you solve the problem.

*We reserve the right to make adjustments and changes to this policy without notification.

Contacting Us:

 

Please feel free to contact us anytime for any reason. We are more than happy to answer all your questions.

By phone: please call 1-800-731-1123
International customers +001 714-256-4310
By email: sales@tungstenworld.com or fill out the form inContact Us.
Hours: We are available Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
Tungsten World
471 W. Lambert Rd. #110
Brea, CA 92821

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