Essex, Florida (PressExposure) May 29, 2009 -- Titanium and tungsten rings are some of the most popular kinds of wedding rings today. Though newly introduced into the market, the demand for these kinds of wedding rings is becoming apparent. This is because unlike gold and platinum, which are still popular today, titanium and tungsten are built to last for years, designed to withstand damage due to daily wear. But the question now is which one is the best? Many couples are having a hard time thinking about which one fits their own preference and which one could perfectly describe the relationship they share. One of the best ways to know which one is best is to know which one is more durable.
A logical way to get an idea of of how durable titanium and tungsten rings are is to look back at how they were used before they were even considered as alternative catalysts for wedding rings.
Sometimes called the âspace age metalâ, titanium has a low density. But despite its density, this silver-colored transition metal is still incredibly strong, elegantly lustrous, and amazingly corrosion-resistant (even to sea water, aqua regia and chlorine). Titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminium, vanadium, molybdenum, among other elements, to produce strong lightweight alloys for aerospace (jet engines, missiles, and spacecraft), military, industrial process (chemicals and petro-chemicals, desalination plants, pulp, and paper), automotive, agri-food, medical prostheses, orthopedic implants, dental and endodontic instruments and files, dental implants, sporting goods, mobile phones, jewelry, and other applications.
Tungsten, on the other hand, is remarkable for its robust physical properties, mainly due to the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the non-alloyed metals and the second highest of all the elements after carbon. Because it retains its hardness at high temperatures and has a high melting point, elemental tungsten is used in many high-temperature applications, such as light bulb, cathode-ray tube, vacuum tube filaments, heating elements, and rocket engine nozzles.
The hardness and density of tungsten are applied in obtaining heavy metal alloys. A good example is high speed steel, which may contain as much as 18% tungsten. Applications requiring its high density include heat sinks, weights, counterweights, ballast keels for yachts, tail ballast for commercial aircraft, and as ballast in race cars for NASCAR and Formula 1.
Benefits as a Wedding Ring
Jewelers chose titanium and tungsten because of their durability, which has been proven by being involved in heavy duty applications. Because of their durability, titanium and tungsten rings have become more in demand across the world - two perfect types of wedding rings that perfectly describe an everlasting love and relationship shared by two people.