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Disadvantages of Tungsten Rings

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    October 7, 2019 3:36 AM EDT
    Disadvantages of Tungsten Rings

    By far, the most popular use of tungsten in jewelry is for men’s wedding
    rings and bands. If you’re looking for a durable, sleek, minimal and
    stylish wedding band, tungsten is a great choice. However, before you
    fully commit to buying a tungsten wedding ring, let’s briefly explore
    the disadvantages. Starting with…tungsten rings



    Resizing tungsten rings: The truth is that tungsten rings are extremely
    difficult to resize. In fact, if your ring size changes over time you’ll
    have to buy a new wedding ring. If wearing the same ring for the rest
    of your life is important to you, tungsten might not be the best choice.



    Tungsten and skin: Tungsten carbide is actually hypoallergenic, meaning
    it won’t irritate the skin. However, alloy metals in tungsten carbide
    including nickel and cobalt can cause allergic reactions. That said, the
    amount of nickel used in tungsten carbide is so low that it’s unlikely
    to cause an allergic reaction. The metal you want to be wary of is
    cobalt. As such, look for the “cobalt-free” label when buying tungsten
    wedding rings.



    Scratches and shattering: While tungsten is virtually scratch resistant
    due to its hardness, it can scratch other surfaces that are less hard
    than it. As you move throughout your home or workspace, tungsten may
    come into contact with surfaces less hard and ultimately scratch them.
    In addition, tungsten is brittle and does not misshape. While this is
    part of what makes it such a durable jewelry metal, it’s inability to
    bend makes it susceptible to cracking or shattering. Due to this fact,
    you’ll want to buy a tungsten ring that has a lifetime warranty. in the
    event your tungsten ring shatters or breaks, your jeweler will replace
    your ring.



    Should I buy Tungsten Jewelry?

    In addition to being a durable jewelry metal, tungsten is also
    affordable. The advantages of tungsten rings outweigh the disadvantages,
    but ultimately it depends on your personal preference. If you’re
    looking for a men’s wedding ring that’s durable, stylish, minimal and
    built to last, tungsten is an excellent choice!