About Tungsten Wedding Bands
Tungsten is a great choice for those looking for a durable and affordable option. We've broken down everything you need to know before making a commitment.
First thing's first, what actually is Tungsten?
Tungsten (formally known as tungsten carbide) has been used for ages in military weaponry and is stronger than steel. Tungsten can also be found in surgical instruments, ballpoint pens and other every day items, such as wedding rings!
Why are Tungsten wedding rings so popular?
Tungsten is a popular choice among today's grooms due to its durability, affordability and overall modern look. While tungsten wedding bands are relatively new to the wedding ring market, they have quickly become one of the most popular types of wedding band, right in line with precious metals such as platinum and gold wedding bands.
What is the natural color of Tungsten?
In its natural state, tungsten has a steel grey color. However, tungsten wedding bands are available in a variety of colors. Hitched carries tungsten wedding bands in natural, yellow, rose, black, and blue! Tungsten wedding rings get their color through a process called ion plating. While colored Tungsten is awesome, it is not quite as scratch-resistant as natural grey.
Are Tungsten wedding bands easy to take care of?
One of the best things about a tungsten ring is that it is super low-maintenance. Your tungsten ring can be cleaned and polished by mixing warm water with detergent-free soap, then applying it gently with a soft cloth. With a simple clean, it will look as good as new.
How does Tungsten compare to other wedding band metals?
Tungsten is strong and scratch-resistant, but when you’re shopping for the right wedding band for your lifestyle, you should know how it compares to other wedding band metals.
Tungsten Wedding Bands versus Gold Wedding Bands: As you know by now, tungsten wedding rings are much more durable and scratch-proof than gold wedding rings. Gold is a soft metal, making it more prone to scratching, however since it is soft is can also be cut and resized. One downfall to tungsten wedding bands is that they cannot be cut and therefore cannot be resized. Lastly, tungsten wedding bands are a fraction of the price of gold wedding bands, making them a much more affordable option for the modern groom.
Tungsten Wedding Bands versus Platinum Wedding Bands: Similar to gold, platinum is a soft metal and is therefore less scratch-resistant than Tungsten. In terms of color, both Tungsten and Platinum have more of a cool, grey look versus white gold which gives of a warmer white color. For more information about how tungsten compares to other metals, check out our metal matrix.
Looking for a wedding band that's durable and affordable, but can still stand the test of time? Or perhaps you're looking for a men's wedding band with a personality to match yours. Our men's tungsten wedding bands come in a variety of styles, finishes and widths to suit your wants, needs and style preferences. Shop now or try at home.