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Tungsten Carbide is the only rare and exotic metal that can promise a permanence in polish and finish that will endure until the end of time.
The original pattern and design in many gold rings will all but disappear after several years. Tungsten Carbide rings will maintain an everlasting beautiful and shiny finish.
The heavy weight and the enduring finish of a tungsten carbide ring, speak of commitment, security and an everlasting bond.
Hard Facts About Tungsten Carbide Rings:
Tungsten Rings are the most wear-resistant rings available on the planet.
Tungsten is about 10 times harder than 18K Gold, 5 times harder than tool steel, and 4 times harder than titanium. Tungsten measures between 8 and 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. (Diamonds are a 10 - the highest.)
Due to their extreme hardness, Tungsten Rings will hold their shape and shine longer than any ring on the market.
Tungsten rings have been referred to as "Permanently Polished Rings."
Tungsten rings will NOT bend.
In the event of an emergency, a ring can be removed by a medical professional.
Each Tungsten ring is individually hand-crafted using assorted diamond abrasives and polycrystalline diamond tooling.
Our Tungsten rings are cobalt-free.
The Manufacturing Process
Tungsten with carbon and other elements are ground into a powder and then compressed with high heat and pressure dies to form a ring blank.
The blank is then fired in an oxygen-free furnace at an astounding 6,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This process called sintering creates the hardest metal alloy used in making jewellery.
The ring is then cut and shaped using diamond tools with up to 40 total separate steps required for completion. The cutting and shaping of a tungsten ring is similar in many ways to the cutting and polishing of a rough diamond.
Precious metal Inlay rings with gold, silver or platinum are created by grinding a channel in the center of the ring and precisely "swedging" the metal into the channel under extreme pressure.
The ring is then skilfully polished with diamond polishing tools and wheels creating a permanent luster and polish not possible with other metals.
A Tungsten Carbide ring will remain polished forever, and is virtually impossible to scratch. It is a unique metal that epitomizes today's technologically advanced man more than any other.
History of Tungsten
The word Tungsten in Swedish and Danish means "heavy stone." The current name for the element is Wolfram and was founded by Peter Woulfe in 1779 who examined wolframite.
Gold, silver and platinum like Tungsten, is element #74, are heavy elements. It is naturally occurring and is an important element responsible for the development of human civilization. Without tungsten we would not have the filament inside the incandescent light bulb. Tungsten gives the filament the toughness and resilience exceeding any other metal. In 1922 the Germans developed Tungsten Carbide as the material used in making better cutting tool bits for precision milling and cutting of steel.
Tungsten has the highest melting point of all the elements at 6,700 degrees F (3,420 degrees C). Its permanent attributes deem it to be the hardest metal on the planet.
Today tungsten carbide is used throughout the world. Although its primary application is in the mechanical industry, it is quickly gaining popularity as a durable, long lasting, material used in jewellery.