Essex, Florida (PressExposure) May 21, 2009 -- Tungsten is a naturally occurring element. It occurs in rocks and minerals combined with other chemicals, but never as a pure metal. Elemental tungsten is a white to steel gray metal (depending on the purity) that can be used in pure form or mixed with other metals to make alloys. Pure tungsten is a shiny white metal and, in its purest form, is quite malleable and can easily be processed. Usually, however, it contains small amounts of carbon and oxygen, which give tungsten metal its considerable hardness.
This is the technical definition of tungsten wherein the new tungsten rings are made of, although it is relatively new to high fashion jewelry, its steadily gaining a following as time passes. More and more people are opting to buy tungsten rings for their own since it is cheaper than gold, titanium or platinum yet it has the good qualities of each one of them.
Tungsten has the luster of platinum, the elegance of gold and the hardness of platinum, indeed it has the best of all worlds, but the thing that most people like the most about tungsten rings is that they are priced much lower than the rest. Even if you adorn it with precious stones it will match the basic price of platinum. Especially in these times where you really to need to set aside money for everything else, you need to be practical in your purchases and look for the best deals your money can afford.
Although tungsten rings might sound like the best above everything else but it still has it downside. The mere fact that tungsten is one of the hardest alloys in jewelry makes it impossible for your everyday jeweler to modify it. Tungsten rings needs special equipment to be modified and only specialized store carry those equipments. Even a simple engraving takes a laser to do. Another is that itâs hard to exchange once its customized, since tungsten rings are really hard to modify, jewelers donât take back the rings once youâve put your personal touch on it, so make sure about the things you want to be done on your rings because once itâs done, itâs done!