What is Tungsten Carbide?
Tungsten Carbide is a mixture of Tungsten and carbon alloy which transforms the metal to one of the world's strongest bond, with a hardness rating of 8.5 and 9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Tungsten alone is a very hard and dense metal and has the highest melting point of all metals at 6100 degrees, but is still vulnerable to scratches and damages like other precious metals. Your men's tungsten carbide wedding band will never ever burn in a campfire if it falls off, or heat up in the summer sun.
We employ Tungsten Carbide in our wedding bands due to the fact it is four times harder than titanium, double the strength of steel, and virtually scratch proof, which customers love as the biggest complaint about rings and bracelets of lesser composition is that they are easily scratched.
Choosing Your Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band
As with any purchase you would make it is necessary to ask a jeweler which metal was used in making your tungsten carbide wedding band. Many jewelers will use cobalt as a binding material to save money as it is a much cheaper manufacturing process.
The problem using cobalt in your tungsten carbide wedding ring is the cobalt will bond to oils in your skin and leeches out the wedding ring thereby causing the ring to oxidize. Oxidation of a wedding band looks like the tarnish of silver jewelry. At TitaniumKay we create our men's wedding bands with tungsten carbide which is chemically inert, does not oxidize, and is hypoallergenic. Many bricks and mortar jewelry stores will not know what the composition of the jewelry they are selling. If they do not know then more often than not the rings and bracelets will scratch and become worn over time.
Due to the extreme hardness of tungsten carbide, wedding bands created from this combination will not wear or become heavily scratched from daily wear. When you are ready to make your selection and buy your jewelry be sure to take extra pre-caution in determining proper size as rings are not able to be sized unlike other soft metal jewelry such as gold and silver. Another consideration is engraving on tungsten carbide will not show well unless laser machine is used in the process.
When you are ready to buy your ring be sure to shop here at TitaniumKay.com where all our jewelry is visually stunning and sure to impress.
Quick facts about our tungsten carbide rings
- Virtually scratch proof
- Will not bend or change shape
- Do not contain any cobalt in the alloy
- Made with nickel as binder
- Covered by our lifetime warranty against scratches and breakage
- Can be removed by medical professionals in case of an emergency
- Hypoallergenic, suitable for any skin type
Can I wear your tungsten carbide ring if I am allergic to nickel?
YES. Our tungsten carbide jewelry is hyopallergenic and safe to wear. It will not cause irritation reaction or rashes on any skin type.
Do you engrave your tungsten rings?
YES, We offer laser engraving service for all our rings. Please see the details for our text engraving service and fingerprint engraving service.