Silver, gold, and platinum are classics, but if you’re considering wedding bands or want a ring to truly symbolize your personality, then a Tungsten ring might be the right option for you. Tungsten carbide rings (more commonly referred to simply as “tungsten”) are a gorgeous choice that lasts a lifetime and allow those who wear them to distinguish themselves with truly phenomenal jewelry designs. With a beautiful weight that their fans love for its character and an occasional reminder of a ring’s presence to its wearer, tungsten is an outstanding choice for wedding bands. Harder than more traditional options and even stronger than titanium, tungsten rings are great for active lifestyles and long wear. Few natural substances other than diamonds themselves have the ability to mar tungsten, so it’s a safe bet for jewelry-- like wedding bands-- that you are certain to wear day in and day out.
While tungsten rings do not scratch or bend, and you may never see a blemish from regular wear and tear on your ring, your new tungsten ring does require some minimal care. Here are a few important factors to keep in mind when cleaning a piece of tungsten jewelry:
Warm water and mild soap combine to make the best cleaning solution for tungsten. Avoid chemicals, bleaches, and traditional jewelry cleaners that may damage the finish of your tungsten ring, by sticking with the basics. You’ll love how well simple soap and water work on your wedding band and that there is no need to buy an expensive cleaner to keep it in tip-top condition. If your ring is ever exposed to harsher chemicals, it’s best to wash it with soap and warm water as soon as possible.
Buff your ring using a soft cloth dipped in the soap and water solution.
For best results, wash your ring with a soft cloth—many prefer cotton or micro fiber—and buff to create a soapy lather and remove any dirt or debris from your ring. The process takes only minutes and your ring will look as good as new with just a little elbow grease!
Rinse well and dry for the grand finale. Rinse your ring in clear, warm water and dry with a separate, soft cloth to enjoy the original finish of your jewelry.
Always wash your ring by hand. Your tungsten ring won’t require frequent cleanings and should always be washed by hand, never tumbled or put into any sort of ultrasonic cleaning machine, as tempting as that may be. Tumbling your ring may result in undesirable effects on the finish and strength of your ring.
When you choose a tungsten ring for your wedding band, you’re choosing a beautiful, high quality material that will last much longer than those traditional precious metal rings you see on left hands around the world. Take good care of your tungsten wedding band and enjoy not only its unique characters, but its own timeless qualities of strength and resilience.