Monday, March 17, 2014

How Should A Tungsten Wedding Ring Be Worn?

More and more people are choosing tungsten wedding rings over the traditional gold bands. This is because this material has a huge amount of benefits compared to other rings. The main reason is that tungsten is almost fully resistant to scratches, making it perfect for those who work outside. "Denser than other jewelry metals, tungsten is best known as an industrial metal.

Before the tungsten carbide alloy was introduced, tungsten was used to make everything from heating elements to engine nozzles because it retains its shape even at extremely high temperatures." Indeed, there is only one material that is as resistant to scratches as tungsten, which is diamond. As such, a tungsten ring can always be worn, regardless of the type of job you do.

Some people worry about whether or not the ring could be cut if there is ever a medical emergency, but there is no need to worry about this at all. "In any situation where there might be a medical necessity to cut off or remove a tungsten ring--for instance excessive weight gain, hand injury, etc.--removing a tungsten ring doesn't pose much more of a challenge than cutting through a gold or platinum wedding band."

Who Can Wear Tungsten Rings? 

It seems as if most tungsten rings are designed specifically for men. This is probably because the majority of jewelry designers create quite broad rings, which are manly in appearance.
However, there are no rules to say that tungsten is a purely male material, and more and more jewelers are starting to create beautifully designed rings specifically for women as well.

"The same qualities that make tungsten carbide rings so great for men make them great for women as well. The strength and beauty of tungsten carbide matches well to a woman's own strength and beauty."

The Importance of Size 

There is one downside to tungsten and its extreme hardness, so that it cannot be resized. This is why it is hugely important that you purchase a ring that fits and that you can leave on comfortably. Unfortunately, that also means that if you were to lose or gain weight and this translates onto your fingers, unless your jeweler offers a lifetime replacement guarantee, you will have to purchase a new ring.

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