Before most women get married, they have probably already fantasized about their dream wedding ring. How many karats will it have? What will the colour look like? Will he go for a fancy or a simple, elegant ring?
When asked to envision your dream wedding ring, you probably picture images of the classic gold, platinum, diamond, sapphire, or eternity rings. But have you ever heard of tungsten rings that are currently the upcoming latest trend? Tungsten rings are unique rings made up of a mixture of chemical compound tungsten and carbon atoms. The word comes from a Swedish term meaning “heavy stone”.
The ring formation begins in powder form and is then pressed to form your desired shape. The material has a really nice weight to it, almost like platinum, and is harder than that of most rings. Tungsten, or Wolfram as it is sometimes called, is rated at a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it 3 times harder than titanium. Only diamonds and a select few metals have a rating of 10 on this scale. On top of all of that, it also has a very unique look that helps you make your wedding ring a truly unique one.
But why exactly are everyone opting for tungsten rings instead of traditional wedding rings? Isn’t there a very good reason that people like to stick to gold rings? No, other than personal preference and of course the popularity of gold, not really. There are actually many advantages of Tungsten over more common materials. Keep reading as we investigate!
Benefits of tungsten rings
There are many reasons why more people, especially men, are opting for tungsten rings as wedding bands. For the most part, it is because men are almost twice as likely to lose their wedding rings compared to women. Losing a tungsten ring would probably not cost as much as losing a gold or diamond ring, and let’s be honest here, most diamond rings are ridiculously overpriced anyways. But this aside, for people who do NOT lose their wedding rings ever so often, tungsten rings have a myriad of other qualities that makes it so attractive especially for men.
1. Tungsten rings are more durable
Drop a tungsten ring from 100 feet above the ground and 99% of the time, your ring will still be in all its glory. While it is not impossible to break a tungsten ring, it takes great force for it to even crack or shatter. We’re pretty confident when we say it is not going to happen to you in your day-to-day life.
2. Tungsten rings can remain scratch-free
Even when you’re working with hardware or are carrying things that could scratch your ting, Tungsten remains mostly scratch-free. It’s thus much easier to keep in shape than other rings, who very easily scratch, bend, or even discolour.
3. Tungsten rings do not tarnish
No matter if your ring is a week old or several years, Tungsten does not tarnish and will remain fresh looking for its entire life.
4. Tungsten rings can be worn during any kind of physical activity
Due to its resilient nature, you can keep your ring on during most of the things you will be doing from day to day. Even during a workout, it is safe to keep the ring on. There has been a persistent myth that Tungsten rings are more difficult to remove than other rings, due to the material being so much harder. While it’s true that they’re more difficult to break or cut, every first aid kid will include vice grips with which even a hard Tungsten ring can be easily removed.
5. You can wear tungsten rings if you have a gold allergy
So, think again before you go and spend twice your monthly payments on a gold or diamond ring. There are many alternative options out there and they keep up with the traditional ones when it comes to beauty and even outperforms them when it comes to durability and price. Don’t fall into the trap of tradition, think about what you need from your wedding ring.
Tungsten is a great alternative, especially because of its relatively low price. Often, men would love to give their loves a big, significant present, but the money aspect will more than often throw a wrench into that plan. Tungsten rings are here to help you make these special moments possible without spending a fortune.