Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tungsten - One of the toughest metals - Why does it break?

One of the most frustrating things is to order something claiming to be the toughest metal on earth, and have the ring crack when you drop it on the kitchen tiles. Why does this happen? Is it a poor quality ring? Not necessarily. Tungsten rings can crack or break because the harder a material is, the more brittle it becomes. There is no give in the metal, no space for the metal to bend a little. Tungsten rings are made from one of the hardest metal known to man, it is true. They are nearly impossible to dent, scratch, or bend. However, Tungsten rings can shatter when enough force is applied to them because instead of bending like a softer metal like gold does, tungsten has to break.
Tungsten Rings have now become the metal of choice for many  grooms across America. One of the main reasons men choose tungsten carbide rings is because they are touted as the toughest metal in the world. They resist scratching much better than any other metal out in the marketplace. Many people take this to mean the rings are indestructible. So when a tungsten ring is dropped on a hard surface and it breaks or cracks, they are surprised.
Reputable jewelers who sell tungsten wedding bands will never tell you tungsten rings can’t break or are indestructible. There are similar examples, diamonds are the hardest material on Earth, even harder than tungsten. Nothing can scratch a diamond except another diamond. Many people think this means diamonds are indestructible, but that is not true. Diamonds cannot be scratched, but they can be broken. If you take a hammer to a diamond, it will chip or crack.
Gold is a softer metal and it will bend if dealt with force, not break. It can scratch easily and we can even bend it easily with tools. Some might call this its weakness, but it could be a benefit as well. There is no such thing as a perfect metal. You have to decide, based on your lifestyle, preferences, and budget, what is best for your situation. If you prefer a ring that will not scratch easily when you are working with your hands, then tungsten is a metal that will stand up to hard work. If you want a ring that has some flexibility and give to change in the situation, then gold is the way to go.
How can you protect yourself against accidentally breaking your tungsten ring? Make sure you purchase your tungsten ring from a reputable jeweler like Unique Tungsten Rings that offers a lifetime warranty, which will cover your ring against damage at no cost. Many jewelers know tungsten rings have the possibility of breaking in their lifetime, so we offer a lifetime warranty on all our rings. While we hate to see it happen, we know life throws challenges and sometimes rings will be exposed to situations that will cause them to crack. We will happily replace any ring for the duration of the owner's lifetime, at no charge.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Whimsical Wedding Cake Toppers!

1. One of the easiest ways to take a simple cake from boring white to wedding wow is with edible flowers. 
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2. Planning a beach wedding,...then make an exception for this. Mussels are the flowers of the sea!

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3. Sweeten the whole deal and use color coordinated rock candy to bling out your cake and impress the guests!

Small Wedding Cake Ideas | A Practical Wedding

4. Use nature to say what you feel and make a beautiful statement for your centerpiece.

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5. For those more design orientated, a geometric shape or some sweet "I love you" lettering is just the right touch!

Small Wedding Cake Ideas | A Practical Wedding

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beautiful Opal Ring!

For those couples craving a more exotic style, the Qudus Tungsten wedding band, fits the bill. This eye-catching ring has a sleek modern design with an exquisite blue-green opal inlay to add to its beauty and style. Made in the 8mm wide Comfort Fit style, this wedding band combines the aspects of comfort and elegance into one beautiful piece of jewelry. 

Unforgettable as a wedding band, this durable ring is made with the highest grade tungsten carbide and contains no cobalt. Decorated with polished beveled edges and laboratory grown blue green opal inlay, the mark of sophistication and color bring out this ring’s attractive design. Tungsten carbide is the best material for those who fear getting scratches on the ring’s surface and it is the strongest metal used in jewelry making. Note that the opal inlay is a softer material and can be scratched. 

All rings offered at come with a free lifetime manufacturer's warranty and lifetime size exchanges.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Teak Wood Inlay - Men's Ring - Tungsten Carbide

The SPIRON ring is made with black ceramic and has an inlay made of Teak wood. Teak wood comes from a tropical tree that produces fragrant flowers and is one of the best woods to use to make outdoor furniture. The reason why it is great for outdoor furniture is because when it is exposed to the sun and elements for a prolonged amount of time it changes rather than deteriorates. Love will always be tested. True love will change but not fall apart under pressure. The Spiron ring is a wonderful representation of true love that will last.
Not only does this ring represent love that will endure, this ring is also durable. Ceramic will not be likely to get scuffed and its color will not fade. The beveled edges make it more comfortable to wear daily. The ring can be engraved to remind the wearer of his or her unbending love. A resizing guarantee and a lifetime warranty come with the ring to make sure that is can be maintained through the years.

Fiery Red Tungsten Rings

Passion is full of fire and wild romance. For some, a marriage is a beginning of a lifetime of that fiery passion that will last forever. For those who are joining in a union full of passion, a wedding band that announces that passion is essential. The NICOLAOS ring has an opal inlay with red and orange colors practically leaping off of the surface. The metal of the ring is a flashy silver color that enhances the fiery opal inlay. This ring is sure to proclaim fiery passion felt by whoever is wearing it.
This ring is made with Tungsten Carbide which is the newest and strongest metal to be used in jewelry. The durability of this metal makes the ring scratch resistant. Please keep in mind, the inlay is less scratch resistant than the metal of the ring. The ring also comes with a lifetime resizing option and a lifetime warranty that will ensure that this ring can be worn through the years. To display fiery passion with a durability that is everlasting, use the NICOLAOS ring.

Men's Emerald Black and Green Carbon Fiber Tungsten Ring
Emerald is the stone that is associated with eyes, the windows to the soul. It is known as the stone of successful love, making it a perfect addition, far more so than a diamond, to any wedding ring. The emerald is said to seek love and reveal truths. It is perfect for those people who always try to find compassion, meaning, harmony and justice. Interestingly, those are four ingredients essential for a successful marriage.

The Acastus black and green carbon fiber inlay men's tungsten ring with emerald setting, therefore, really is the most symbolic of all wedding bands. It is a truly stunning ring that delivers everything you would expect from something that symbolizes successful love. The materials are stronger than any other on this planet, and they will last a couple during not just this lifetime, but even the next. Love, after all, is eternal and this ring will last for all eternity. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Considerations when picking your ring

What does a man want in his ring?
                Some men are not too picky about what kind of ring they will wear and others know down to the details what they want their ring to be about and say about them. Some men are hesitant to even wear and ring and only do so out of obligation. How to go about figuring out how to help your man, who might rarely wear any jewelry, figure out what he would like his ring to be like? Below are some ideas to get you two talking and help narrow down the options so you can find the ring that is perfect for you and will last a lifetime.
                The needs of a man’s ring to hold up to the demands he will place upon it depend somewhat on his lifestyle. It’s worth the consideration of taking into account not just where he works, but what he likes to do on the weekends or what his hobbies include. Is there the possibility of the ring being struck as he works? Of him hitting it against items at work or play? Are you and him ok with some scratches and paying to get them buffed out from time to time like you would have to for silver or gold? Would you rather choose alternative metals that are meant to be scratch resistant and keep their shine?

                Many men will have an interest in a ring that feels solid and slightly heavy on their hand. A ring that can physically match up to their size and stamina. A ring that is made of too lightweight a metal can feel delicate or dainty on a man’s hand and he will not enjoy it. A man’s ring that feels slightly heavy will feel solid and show that it will be able to hold up to whatever he throws at it. It is a worthy topic to consider when looking at ring options.

                Obviously, comfort is most people’s number one priority when finding jewelry that they plan to wear every day for years and years.  You will want to take into consideration the size of your hand, the kinds of rings you are used to wearing, and how you want the ring to fit. Sizing is a huge part of this as some people prefer a snug fit while others prefer wiggle room. It’s important to decide which size is best for you. The rings at our site, are specially fitted with what is called “Comfort Fit” which means that the rings are slightly curved on the inside so that they rest better on the inside of the finger while still sliding easily over the knuckle.

                Most people do not consider the thickness of the ring that they would like til later on in the decision process, but most people do find that they have a strong preference on how large they would like the ring to be on their hand. For larger men, some tend to find that a thicker ring sits better on their hand and tends to match their physical stature more. At the same time, a slighter man might not want to have a 12 mm ring, but be more suited to an 8 mm, which will fit more to the size of his hand.


                The final and of course one of the most important considerations of your ring is what you want it to look like and what you want it to say about you when people see it. Some people want the traditional looking rings that get the job done by standing on your hand proudly and respectfully. Other people have a fun or different side that they want to show with their ring. Some might have a hobby such as wood-working and wish to show off their ring with a wooden inlay. Others might have a military background and want a camo or carbon fiber inlay ring. Some might have a special connection to an important occasion with your partner and wish the ring to reflect that. The beauty of picking your ring is that you get to select the ring that is the uniqueness for you.