Pros, Cons, Facts and Myths about Tungsten Carbide Jewelry

The Right Choice


Tungsten-CarbideIf you are looking for a metal that is considered to be the most scratch resistant, then Tungsten Carbide is the right choice. Unlike other metals that jewelry is made out of Tungsten carbide is not expensive. Furthermore, even if you pick a smaller piece it will still have a nice weight to it because it has a great size to weight ratio. Some people say that rings that are made out of tungsten carbide are much easier to remove than gold from your fingers if you happen to have an emergency situation. This combination of materials is very durable it cannot bend out of shapes like gold and silver can because this metal is much harder, so you don’t need to worry about that the ring will deform if you put pressure on it.

The Tungsten carbide is hypoallergenic metal, which means that people that have allergic reactions to other metals like gold will not have any reactions. They can wear this jewelry without having to worry about the allergic reaction. Usually, you can find this metal in the gray color. However, you can ask to be plated into white, black or even gold.


As you know by now tungsten is a metal that is very resistant to scratches and it will not bend. However, it can break if you put a lot of pressure on it. That is happening due to the hardness of the metal. When you buy a tungsten ring, make sure it is the right size because it cannot be resized


The tungsten got its name from a Swedish term that when translated means heavy stone. The official chemical symbol for tungsten is W which is from its previous name wolfram. Tungsten is the metal with the highest melting point. On the Mohs scale, it is rated 9 for its hardness, only the diamond was rated 10 and diamonds are the hardest material known to people. Nowadays in America tungsten is the top selling material for wedding rings.


The-hardness-of-the-tungstenIt cannot be removed in a case of an emergency. We have mentioned this before in the pros, and if you have read that section you will know that this one is a myth because it is most likely the easiest ring for removal.

They are indestructible. This is a lie; a lot of people hear stories about how strong and hard this metal is and they think that it cannot be damaged or destroyed. However, the hardness of the material is actually what makes it so destroyable. If you put a huge amount of pressure on it, the ring will break for sure. That is because it cannot be bent so it must crack and break.


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