Named from the Swedish word meaning “heavy stone”, tungsten is a gray-silver metal that is stable and unaffected by air, acids, or bases. It has the highest melting point of any metal and often is used in alloys that must resist great amounts of heat. Early in the 1920’s it was used as light-bulb filaments due to its toughness and resilience which exceeds any other metal. More recently it has become a popular choice with Jewelers because of its durability and hypo-allergenic qualities.
Tungsten or tungsten carbide, is the strongest metal alloy used in jewelry. Jewelers do not use pure tungsten for rings since pure tungsten in its natural form is a powder and to be formed needs a binder element like, carbon, cobalt, and/or nickel. Here at Tungsten Titans, we use a jewelry grade nickel as the binder.
Tungsten is an extremely hard metal and ranks a very high 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. In fact, the only material that ranks higher is a diamond!
Because of the hardness of tungsten metal, a tungsten wedding band is scratch-resistant and won't bend as other precious or alternative metals can. Plus Tungsten's shine won't fade throughout the years, so you can expect the ring to maintain its luster long after your wedding. Which makes it a great choice for your wedding ring!