Titanium, Tungsten & Stainless Steel have all become popular materials in the manufacturing of fashion jewelry. This new generation of metals is a much more affordable alternative to gold & platinum, and has expanded the offerings available to the jewelry consumer.
Each of these alternative metals has its own unique properties that set it apart from its more established gold, silver and platinum counterparts. Our current lines are made of Tungsten Carbide.
Tungsten Carbide is the hardest material on earth next to diamonds, and twice as heavy as silver. It’s 10 times harder than gold, 4 times harder than titanium, and twice as hard as steel. Tungsten Carbide jewelry retains its polish longer than any other metal and exhibits gemstone like brilliance. Conventional jewelry will lose their luster to scratches and other blemishes while Tungsten Carbide is scratch resistant and will always look as perfect as the day it was purchased. Tungsten Carbide also has a high corrosion resistance and is hypoallergenic.
While Tungsten Carbide is incredibly scratch resistant, it is also brittle. This makes a Tungsten Carbide Men’s wedding band very safe to wear. If for example you would slam a door on your finger, the ring would simply fracture rather than pinching down on your finger and cutting off your circulation.
The process to manufacture a piece of Tungsten Carbide jewelry is not simple. It cannot be carved from a wax or made from metal tubing. Tungsten is processed with carbon and ground into powder. The mixed metal powder is then compressed into high pressure molds at extremely high temperatures to form a bracelet link or a wedding band. The link or band is then fired in an oxygen-free oven at 2400 degrees. Then the link or band cut and shaped using expensive diamond tooling. If diamonds need to be set into the link or band, a laser must precisely cut a hole into the Tungsten Carbide.
- Tungsten is not mane made but is a natural element
- Without Tungsten, we would not have the incandescent light bulb
- Tungsten Carbide is 5 times stronger than steel, 20 times stronger than aluminum and 150 times stronger than plastic.
- Tungsten has the highest melting point of all elements. It melts at 6,700 degrees Fahrenheit