Comparison Between Gold and Tungsten

3724 Ashwood Drive Essex, Florida (PressExposure) April 22, 2009 -- Yellow alloy such as gold has been considered as one of the oldest catalyst used to make wedding rings. Wedding rings are traditionally made of gold; since it is long-lasting and unaffected by the passage of time. It is considered a suitable material for everyday wear as well as a metaphor for the relationship. Other than gold, newer materials introduced into the market gave couples more choices when they wanted a wedding ring that could last for as long as they would. Some examples of these wedding rings are tungsten wedding bands.

Comparison between Gold and Tungsten

For years, gold has been one of the favorites when it comes to luxury. On the other hand, tungsten, though new, became a lot more popular in terms of toughness. The question is, what are the comparisons that couples wanted to make between golden wedding rings and tungsten wedding bands? Which are more advantageous, golden wedding rings or tungsten wedding bands?

Gold Wedding Rings

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Luxurious. As one of the first catalyst used for any kind of jewelry, gold wedding rings still holds its place.

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Tough. Gold wedding rings have been known for its long lasting luster.

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Moderately Resistant. Gold wedding rings are able to resist a number of scratches and beatings from everyday wear-and-tear which makes it perfect as a wedding ring.

Disadvantages:

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Not as highly resistant as other materials for wedding rings. It could still be scratched by other metals.

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24k gold wedding rings, the purest form, are vulnerable to denting.

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Not as hypoallergenic as other wedding rings.

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As a luxury item, gold wedding rings are known for their expensiveness. A single gold wedding ring could cost around $200 USD to $800 USD.

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Tungsten Wedding bands

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Tungsten can be as strong as platinum, but even stronger when carbon alloy is added.

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Hypoallergenic.

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Tungsten alone can be perfect as a man's wedding ring because of its gray metal color and shine.

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When carbon alloy is added into the mix, tungsten wedding bands can possess a glossy black hue perfect as a man's wedding ring.

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When carbon alloy is added into the mix, tungsten wedding bands can hold its mirror like shine for years.

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When carbon alloy is added into the mix, tungsten wedding bands can be highly resistant to scratches and denting.

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The price for a single tungsten wedding ring is relatively lower than that of gold. Its price could range from as low as $100 USD to to $500 USD.

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Tungsten alone is vulnerable to scratches.

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If fractured, it must be replaced. Its hardness prevents it from being easily repaired.

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of gold wedding rings and tungsten wedding bands, it's up to you to choose which is better between the two.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 21, 2009 at 1:54 am
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