3724 Ashwood Drive Essex, Florida (PressExposure) April 13, 2009 -- One of the most in demand metals used today in the growing industry of jewelry is tungsten. Its many uses became apparent when jewelers discovered that some of its characteristics arenât easily found in other metals like platinum or titanium. In fact, even though it is considered a new player in the field of wedding rings, tungsten wedding bands have already started capturing the attention of many couples, especially the men. The question is, why is this so? How did this happen? Before it was used in jewelry, tungsten was used in many high-temperature applications, from simple applications like a light bulb to applications as big as rocket engine nozzles. Its hardness and density are perfect for making instruments such as high speed steels that cut and obtain heavy metal alloys. It was so tough that it eventually caught the attention of jewelers who conceptualized the idea of using the material in ornamental accessories. Today, a tungsten jewelry can be seen in the form of a ring, a bracelet, or even an earring. What exactly are the features that make tungsten a valuable material for jewelry?
Tungsten is relatively tough that's why it is considered a perfect alternative to gold or platinum. Though it still is unable to withstand most beatings from day-to-day wear and tear, its composition does make it hypoallergenic and extremely favorable as a jewelry. Another popular feature of tungsten is its natural shine. A tungsten jewelry doesn't need to be polished which makes it especially useful in designs with a brushed finish. As a matter of fact, when combined with carbide, especially in cutting tools, tungsten leaves a better finish on the part and it allows faster machining as well. Coincidentally, the addition of carbide in tungsten jewelry has also made the material tougher and more highly resistant to scratches and beatings than normal tungsten jewelry. In fact, tungsten carbide wedding rings are known to be scratched or damaged only be by extreme measures like abrasions from diamond or corundum materials.
Also, because of its luxurious black gloss, tungsten carbide wedding bands are now one of the most popular kinds of wedding ring next to gold. This particular characteristic makes them especially more appealing to men.