Tungsten Carbide Rings
Tungsten carbide is one of the most scratch-resistant metal known to man. It is ten times harder than 18k gold, five times harder than steel, and four times harder than titanium. In short, it is the hardest metal on Earth. Tungsten wedding bands give you peace of mind because they come with a lifetime warranty that covers size exchanges and accidental damage. For this reason, they are the most popular choice for practical and stylish couples all over the world.
From Pros & Cons to Facts & Myths:
Extreme scratch resistance
|Tungsten rings cannot be sized, they have to be exchanged.|
Tungsten does not bend like gold or soft precious metals
|Tungsten rings can fracture or shatter if enough force is applied, making them easy to remove in an emergency.|
Multiple color options: white, black, & classic gray
Keeps its finish forever
Tungsten is very affordable compared to white gold.
|Tungsten has a heavy weight, similar to the weight of platinum||Tungsten has a heavy weight, similar to the weight of platinum|
|Hypoallergenic||Nickel allergies can be affected by tungsten rings|
Pros: Tungsten carbide is the most scratch resistant metal known to man. Tungsten carbide jewelry is affordable, and has a nice weight to it, like gold and platinum. Tungsten rings are quick and easy to remove from your finger in case of medical emergency, easier than gold. Tungsten does not bend out of shape due to its hardness, so in an accident the ring will not become deformed where it would injure your finger even more. It is hypoallergenic. People with allergies to gold jewelry can wear tungsten jewelry. Tungsten wedding bands come in a natural gun metal grey color, but can be plated black, white, or even gold colors.
Cons: Just like a diamond, tungsten is very scratch resistant and will not bend out of shape, but it will break if enough shock or pressure is applied to it. Reputable jewelers and manufacturers will offer a lifetime warranty that covers this by providing a replacement ring in case of accidental breakage. Again, due to its hardness, tungsten rings cannot be resized. Reputable jewelers and manufacturers should provide a lifetime sizing policy to provide for size exchanges when your finger size changes. Tungsten carbide is not easily turned back into cash. Gold is traded on the world’s commodities markets and is very liquid. This means anyone can change gold into cash or gold is just like cash. Tungsten is not traded and easily valued if you want to pawn it someday, it will be difficult.
Tungsten has the highest melting point of all metals at an astounding 6,191.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Tungsten is rated at about a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. A diamond, which is the hardest substance on earth, is rated at a 10. Tungsten carbide is about 2 or 3 times harder than titanium and cobalt chrome. Tungsten carbide wedding bands are the top selling metal for men’s wedding bands in America today.
Myths: "Tungsten carbide rings cannot be removed in case of an emergency." As mentioned in the Pros section, it can be and is the easiest ring to be removed in case of an emergency. "Tungsten rings are indestructible." This is not true. For some reason, many people associate tungsten’s ability to withstand scratching, as proof that it is indestructible. There are dishonest companies posting videos online showing tungsten rings being hit by a hammer and not breaking. These are either edited or they are not really hitting it that hard. Tungsten’s hardness is what makes it so resistant to scratching. That same level of hardness also means that it won’t bend, but it will break or crack if enough force is applied to it, kind of like a diamond. "You want a pure tungsten carbide ring." Pure tungsten carbide rings are not possible. Tungsten carbide by itself is a powder. You need a binder, like nickel, to hold it all together to form a shape. It is kind of like a granola bar. You need the sugar or honey to have all the grains stick together to form the shape of a bar. The ideal amount of tungsten carbide to make jewelry is about 85%.
Womens Tungsten Rings
Both lightweight and eye-catching, a women’s tungsten wedding band is the ideal choice for a lifetime of wear.
Women’s tungsten carbide rings are scratch-resistant—harder than steel, titanium and 10 times harder than gold—and won’t bend out of shape over the years. Tungsten is also a more affordable alternative than typical jewelry metals like silver, and a unique wedding band for women.
Whether a bride’s style is classic and elegant, bold and colorful, or somewhere in between, there’s a tungsten wedding band for her. Gold-plated rings have a traditional look, while a wood or ceramic inlaid pattern offers a creative touch. Styles are available in wide and narrow widths to suit each bride’s taste.
Our men's and women’s tungsten wedding rings are backed by our lifetime warranty that covers accidental damage and offers free size exchanges. These elegant rings can also be laser engraved with a personal message from a future spouse.
Mens Tungsten Wedding Bands
Durable men’s tungsten wedding rings are perfect for the active guy. These scratch-resistant bands can stand up to wear and tear better than typical jewelry metals. In fact, tungsten and tungsten carbide are some of the hardest metals out there—they’re harder than steel and titanium, and 10 times harder than gold.
Tungsten wedding bands range in style from grey to black to wood inlay. They’re also available in extra wide or flat styled designs. Opt for a band with diamonds, or choose a white tungsten ring—the same color as platinum or white gold—for a traditional look without the high price tag. These affordable wedding rings are less expensive than both gold and platinum.
Our tungsten rings for men are made with jewelry-grade tungsten carbide, and every ring comes with a lifetime warranty that covers accidental damage and size exchanges.
Ceramic rings are incredibly shiny and sleek, making them ideal for both women’s and men’s wedding bands. Because ceramic has a high melting point, they are strong and won’t be bent out of shape after years of wear. Ceramic jewelry is also hypoallergenic. It's a great alternative for those who have reactions to metal.
If you're looking for durability, we offer a selection of ceramic wedding rings that also include options made with tungsten carbide. From black ceramic rings to wood inlays, colorful patterns and metallic accents, there are hundreds of unique styles to choose from.
All our ceramic wedding bands come at an affordable price to fit your budget.