What You Need to Know About Your Tungsten Ring
If you are new to tungsten rings, there are a few things you should know. Here is your introduction to tungsten rings and jewellery.
Tungsten carbide is the “tungsten ring” you want.
Pure tungsten is a strong metal, but it can be scratched and will show signs of wear. Tungsten carbide is the alloy used to make the highest quality tungsten rings and it is this material that is famously regarded as one of the strongest materials known to science. We commonly say of our rings that they are “tungsten rings,” and more properly we mean that they are in fact made from tungsten carbide. Additionally, we use nickel in the alloying process because it provides best results for durability and quality. Cobalt is a cheaper alternative used in some inferior rings, with commensurately diminished quality.
Your tungsten ring is not indestructible.
Some people equate “scratch resistant” with “impervious to all damage,” which is not the case with tungsten rings. Tungsten carbide can shatter if struck sharply, whether on purpose or accidentally. Your tungsten ring will naturally resist scratching and wear, however treat it with the same care you show for all of your fine jewellery.
Tungsten rings are non-reactive and hypo-allergenic.
This is only a blanket statement that applies to high quality tungsten rings made from a nickel alloy, as ours are. Tungsten rings made from inferior alloys, including cobalt, can react naturally with oils in the skin and provoke an allergic reaction, rashes, and discomfort. Nickel alloy tungsten carbide rings are non-reactive, do not tarnish, and will not cause an allergic rash.
If you have any questions about our tungsten rings and jewellery, including about sizing, styles, and selection, please do not hesitate to ask. We want you to enjoy and cherish your tungsten ring for your lifetime.