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Disadvantages of Tungsten Rings

7 Oct 2019 at 12:35am
Disadvantages of Tungsten Rings
By far, the most popular use of tungsten in jewelry is for men’s wedding rings and bands. If you’re looking for a durable, sleek, minimal and stylish wedding band, tungsten is a great choice. However, before you fully commit to buying a tungsten wedding ring, let’s briefly explore the disadvantages. Starting with…tungsten rings

Resizing tungsten rings: The truth is that tungsten rings are extremely difficult to resize. In fact, if your ring size changes over time you’ll have to buy a new wedding ring. If wearing the same ring for the rest of your life is important to you, tungsten might not be the best choice.

Tungsten and skin: Tungsten carbide is actually hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t irritate the skin. However, alloy metals in tungsten carbide including nickel and cobalt can cause allergic reactions. That said, the amount of nickel used in tungsten carbide is so low that it’s unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The metal you want to be wary of is cobalt. As such, look for the “cobalt-free” label when buying tungsten wedding rings.

Scratches and shattering: While tungsten is virtually scratch resistant due to its hardness, it can scratch other surfaces that are less hard than it. As you move throughout your home or workspace, tungsten may come into contact with surfaces less hard and ultimately scratch them. In addition, tungsten is brittle and does not misshape. While this is part of what makes it such a durable jewelry metal, it’s inability to bend makes it susceptible to cracking or shattering. Due to this fact, you’ll want to buy a tungsten ring that has a lifetime warranty. in the event your tungsten ring shatters or breaks, your jeweler will replace your ring.

Should I buy Tungsten Jewelry?
In addition to being a durable jewelry metal, tungsten is also affordable. The advantages of tungsten rings outweigh the disadvantages, but ultimately it depends on your personal preference. If you’re looking for a men’s wedding ring that’s durable, stylish, minimal and built to last, tungsten is an excellent choice!

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