Tungsten Carbide Jewelry
Tungsten (Carbide) is the most durable material used in the manufacturing of jewelry today. When you purchase Tungsten you are getting the ultimate combination of strength, fashion and comfort.
The forging of Tungsten and Carbide powders results into a piece of virtually indestructible and scratch-proof piece of jewelry. Using a diamond compound, the Tungsten jewelry is then polished, achieving a brilliant shine.
Tungsten, also called Wolfram, was discovered in 1783. The Tungsten-Carbide combination was first used more than 100 years ago, mainly for tools and machinery where heat resistance, impermeability, and strength were important. Tungsten was specifically used in the building of items such as rocket engines, welding tips, vibration sensing devices, X-ray shielding, and more.
Tungsten carbide jewelry is resistant to scratching, which is something that most people desire in jewelry that they wear every day. The surface of this type of jewelry that can only be scratched by a diamond or a product that contains corundum. Other benefits of the Tungsten Carbide is that it will not require frequent cleaning; it will not oxidize, irritate the skin, or cause any rashes or discoloration of the skin. Though the jewelry does not require frequent cleaning, if you would like to clean it after coming in contact with something you can clean it with a detergent free soap and warm water. You can also use an ultrasonic cleaning machine, which will require less than a minute. Be careful not to use products with chlorine, ammonia, or bleach.
Emergency Ring Removal
If you get a Tungsten ring stuck on your finger and you need to have it removed you will need to seek the help of a medical professional. The reason for this is that the ring will need to be cracked into pieces with vice grip pliers, because normal ring cutters will not be able to break through the material.