Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Titanium Rings and Tungsten Rings

titanium jewelry and tungsten rings are look great new, and usually are less expensive. It is very common for people to mistakenly believe that the two metals are either the same thing or equal. Titanium is a strong metal but not resilient like tungsten carbide. Over time titanium rings will scratch and lose their polish thus needing to be refinished. Tungsten alone (not tungsten carbide) is also much like titanium. Without the carbide it does not gain its extreme hardness and durability. Only when tungsten is combined with a carbon alloy is it transformed into tungsten carbide, the strongest of all metals. Tungsten carbide is also a heavier metal than titanium which is very lightweight, making it more durable and better looking.

Tungsten Carbide vs. Gold & Platinum

Traditionally gold or platinum were the only choices that people would consider when buying a wedding band, or any ring that symbolized something important. Tungsten carbide has become a worthy substitute to these precious metals due to it's brilliant forever lasting mirror like polish and resilient finish. Gold and platinum rings are also very brilliant but fade quickly and scratch very easy, over time gold and platinum can also begin to warp causing the ring to become "untrue" (not round). This nasty little side effect often is the culprit behind people not being able to remove their wedding bands and needing to have them cut off. Tungsten carbide rings can be easily removed in an emergency by a skilled professional just as easy if not easier than gold rings.

How to size your tungsten ring

Since tungsten carbide rings are thicker and are comfort fit, we recommend that when trying to decide your size, that you use the standard narrow gauge finger sizers, regardless of the width of the ring. This is to account for the comfort fit shape of the inside of the rings. Please keep in mind that fingers swell and shrink depending on the time of day and temperature. To be absolutely sure of your size we recommend you make your decisions with that in mind. On average many people find that when they are happier with a ring that is a half size smaller then what they are sized for. This is to accommodate the comfort fit of our rings.

What do tungsten rings look like?

Sometimes people will ask "What do your rings look like?" The most popular tungsten ring styles have a mirror polish. The rings are polished to a brilliant mirror finish that will last forever. They are slightly darker then platinum but are close enough in color to be often confused. Some cheaper rings are dark or grainy (not recommended). If you are confused about the look of a particular ring, simply email the vendor and ask them to send more detailed images or better descriptions.

welcome to view our favorite collection of tungsten carbide rings


Unknown said...

i think tungsten ring is more popular and better option than titanium rings... titanium rings suits well for any occasion.... it is pure and natural element .. tungsten rings are scratch resistant.. For more information visit

Unknown said...

I much Prefer using Tungsten Rings. It is very stylish and are in many different polished designs too.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. Actually My Wedding Ring would look too good. Since I selected it in tungsten Metal.

Brain said...

Titanium rings are lighter then tungsten. It can be polished to a mirror like shine while still retaining excellent strength, durability, and mechanical resilience. Thanks...

Unknown said...

Tungsten rings and tungsten wedding bands are forever..durable rings..
This is the hardest metal used in jewelry..It is stronger than titanium. it was nice about your this post. thanks for sharing..:-)..
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