Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tungsten carbide rings are known for their durability. It’s why so many people choose to have these rings. They are scratch resistant, do not fade, or tarnish no matter how much of a battering you subject them to. There’s no way better to demonstrate your eternal love for someone on your wedding day.
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The main drawback of such a high level of durability is the fact they can’t be re-sized. If you happen to lose or gain weight, you might have to get your ring replaced.

Tungsten Carbide Properties

Tungsten carbide has a rating of 8 out of 10 on the Moh’s hardness scale. To put that in perspective, an 18k gold ring has a rating of 2 and diamond has the maximum hardness rating of 10.

Many jewelry sites mention that tungsten rings can be up to ten times as hard as an average gold ring, and four times harder than titanium. It also has a very high melting temperature of 6170 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why it’s Impractical to Re-Size

Since the only way to change a tungsten ring after it’s been made is to melt it, there’s no chance of retaining the same decorative qualities as before.

Assuming that the ring is simple and without any customization, it would still be impractical. The cost required to produce these temperatures would be so high it would be cheaper to simply purchase another ring. In the absence of any other options, re-sizing isn’t worth it.

You also have to consider additional alloys. We’re only talking of tungsten itself when we refer to the hardness of the metal. You can’t combine an alloy and a base metal and reduce it back into a workable alloy and base metal again. Add in treatments like cobalt and all you’ll get is one big mess.

In many cases, the reaction that takes place in the furnace is irreversible.

The easiest way to avoid the problem of having to re-size your ring is to place a custom order. Have your ring finger professionally measured and place an order for this size of ring. Now you’ll know your ring will be of the correct size.

Make sure you never place a custom order if your weight is in a change of flux. If you go on a diet after ordering your ring.

Warranties from the Jeweler

Jewelers do other warranties on re-sizing. If you ever need to re-size your ring, your warranty will cover the purchase of a new ring. Order online and you’ll have to send the ring back to the retailer. They’ll send a new ring to you. Your old ring will most likely be resold on the second-hand market.

Not all jewelers offer these warranties, and many will carry an additional charge.
However, since you already found us, you won’t have to worry about any of the things mentioned above, because uniquetungstenrings.com  provides a top of the line lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and lifetime free size exchanges with each and every ring.

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