TUNGSTEN

Updated 2 weeks ago by Kelly Shockley

Tungsten is an extremely durable, heavy metal. Here are some pros and cons:

PROS:

Tungsten is affordable

Tungsten weddings bands have an amazing quality and sell for as little as $169.

Tungsten is super durable 

Tungsten is hard and strong, so active grooms have the security of a long-lasting wedding band. However, tungsten is so hard that it can crack if it collides with another extremely hard surface.

Tungsten is very scratch resistant 

Tungsten is very scratch resistant, which makes it great for the adventurous man. If you are fairly worried about scratches, opt for the natural tungsten look as opposed to the black, yellow or rose options. Tungsten is naturally silver, so any other colored tungsten will have a coat that may allow for more visible scratches.

Tungsten is Low Maintenance 

Because tungsten is scratch-proof, it’s easy to maintain. Tungsten can be polished by mixing warm water with detergent-free soap and applying it gently with a soft cloth. Simply dry it off with another clean cloth, and it looks good as new!

Tungsten is Hypoallergenic 

If you have sensitive skin, a tungsten wedding band may be just what you need.

CONS

Tungsten CAN Break

Tungsten is an extremely hard metal. When it collides with another hard surface, it does have the potential to crack. It’s a very rare occurrence and covered under our lifetime warranty.

Tungsten Wedding Bands Cannot be Resized

If you want the option to resize your ring later, tungsten may not work for you. However, because it’s so affordable, if you find your tungsten ring not fitting anymore, you can order a new one in the future. 

Color Coating Can Scratch 

While tungsten itself is scratch-proof, color coatings are not. Tungsten wedding bands ordered in traditional grey will not scratch. Colored tungsten is tungsten that has actually been ion plated with other metals that are not quite as durable and scratch-proof as tungsten, so be sure to choose your tungsten color wisely and take your lifestyle into consideration. Want to play it safe? Go with a natural grey tungsten wedding band.

Tungsten sound right for you? Shop our entire collection here.


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