One material is almost single-handedly transforming the world of men’s jewelry. Its name is tungsten carbide.
Of course, the world of male jewelry has never been the vast, virtually infinite realm to which women’s jewelry equates. Yet, tungsten carbide is making its mark in jewelry for women, too. This is especially true of the 6 mm tungsten carbide wedding band.
In fact, tungsten carbide resonates equally with all individuals who savor its substantial weight and its capacity for being finished in a variety of colors.
The Appeal of Tungsten Carbide Rings
Tungsten carbide is a combination of the metal tungsten and carbon. In its pure form, tungsten is one of the hardest metals on the planet. It is also one of the heaviest, being substantially heavier than lead and marginally more than gold, too.
Its extreme hardness leads it to be extremely brittle, too. This is the chief reason that it is manufactured as tungsten carbide for use in jewelry.
However, this combination of hardness and brittleness lends itself to a significant safety benefit in the case of people who work with machinery - firstly, tungsten rings resist pressure and secondly, do not deform but shatter to absorb a significant portion of applied pressure, thus protecting the finger.
Another reason for the widespread popularity of tungsten carbide rings is that they can be created in such a variety of colors. Some of the most popular of these are:
- Steel gray;
- Jet black;
To add even more choice, these may be polished or brushed, and there are also a variety of two-toned tungsten bands. They are also often coated with yellow or rose gold to infuse a dose of refined elegance.
Personalizing Your Ring
Tungsten carbide rings for men have been given them exciting boost of variety. LA Laser Engraving in Los Angeles can give yours a touch of personality by inscribing it with the message of your choice.