It’s the jewelry on the lips of so many people these days, especially blushing newlyweds. With so much buzz around it, it’s hard to believe people still know so little about it. Tungston, tugsten, tungsten carbonite, even tungstun, we’ve heard it all. But one thing is for sure, tungsten rings and tungsten jewelry have arrived, and www.tungstenworld.com is your #1 source for the highest quality tungsten wedding bands and tungsten rings online.
If you want to get really technical about it, the real name of tungsten is wolfram. Its atomic symbol is W, and it is number 74 on your periodic table. It has the highest melting point of any non-alloyed metal, and in its pure state, it is soft enough to cut.
But enough of the scientific speak.
What most people know to be tungsten is more accurately termed tungsten carbide, although in the jewelry industry, the terms are synonymous. The reason being, tungsten carbide is an alloy of tungsten combined with trace elements, yielding the material that is used today in wedding bands, fashion rings, bracelets, watches and much more.
Like its pure form, tungsten carbide has a high melting point. Hence, the reason tungsten rings are not sized like traditional precious metals. It also has a high density. Known as the hardest metal currently on the market, it is exponentially harder than gold, silver and even platinum. Thus, why your tungsten wedding ring looks just as good as the day you bought it, while you’re best friend’s platinum band is always at the jeweler’s for re-polishing.
Men’s tungsten carbide rings come in a variety of styles: brushed and polished finishes, faceted and beveled styles, standard widths of 8mm and 6mm, with inlay and more. Although it is too hard to be etched by traditional engraving methods, it can be laser engraved. All laser engravings are as permanent as traditional etchings, and even smooth to the touch. No more embedded dirt and grime in your wedding date.
Tungsten carbide is more than just rings and wedding bands though. Pendants, bracelets and watches are all being made with tungsten. They too are highly scratch resistant, and maintain a shine over the years identical to the day they were made.
There you have it, a crash course on all things tungsten. It’s an element and found in nature. It’s wedding bands and engagement rings. It’s fashionable jewelry and highly scratch resistant.
And it’s here to stay!
Posted by: Vincent LR, Press Officer
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