Why Tungsten Rings?
Every jeweller has a different section for men’s and women’s rings. The reason is simple – women prefer delicate designs and the dazzle of Jewellery; on the other hand, men are usually averse to more flashy Jewellery and prefer understated, masculine designs.Read more
It is for these reasons that tungsten rings resonate so well with men.
Tungsten, also known as Wolfram, exudes a masculine vibe just from its name. But it also has the inherent nature to back up that masculine sound – it is the hardest metal known to man and also the one with the highest melting point (3422 degrees C). In fact, tungsten is so resilient that tungsten rings cannot normally be altered – to do so would require diamond-tipped machines.
Tungsten on its own scores 9.0 on the Mohrs hardness scale, making it twice as hard as steel, four times harder than platinum and ten times harder than gold. This amazing metal which is created in the extremes of heat and pressure found in volcanic eruptions is so hard that it is too brittle to be shaped into Jewellery on its own.
Instead, tungsten is combined with carbon to create an alloy called tungsten carbide for use in Jewellery. When a ring is described as being made of tungsten, it is actually a tungsten carbide ring. Tungsten carbide rings have gained immense popularity in recent years as men’s wedding rings.
This is largely because tungsten wedding rings and tungsten wedding bands have a unique look – refined and reserved at once – they let men wear Jewellery without feeling like they are wearing Jewellery.
A tungsten carbide ring can actually be of three distinct Colours – very dark black, grey or silver, and white. This appearance is dependent upon the ratio of tungsten and carbon used in its manufacture – the more tungsten there is, the darker the alloy.
Although virtually unheard of just a decade ago, the men’s black wedding ring is one of our most popular variations on the theme. Black tungsten wedding rings and black tungsten wedding bands are generally the most popular among men for their unique look.
Tungsten engagement rings are also gaining popularity as more men decide that the look of quiet power that a black tungsten ring exudes is exactly the accessory that they need.
The resilience of tungsten carbide wedding rings makes them an extremely popular option for the working man or for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle. Because they are almost impervious to scratches except in the most extreme cases, tungsten men’s rings would be unmarked where a gold ring would be scarred with hundreds of marks if they were used for exactly the same activities.
Tungsten rings for men are also a safer option for anyone working with machinery. Their hardness means that they do not deform under pressure until absolute critical pressure is reached (at which point they shatter). This allows the wearer’s finger to be protected for an additional period, which can prove crucial as the difference between a bruise and a crushed digit.
Another of the many reasons that tungsten men’s wedding bands continue to appeal so strongly is that they do not require any maintenance. Anyone who has worn a ring knows that it has to be polished periodically to maintain its gleam and shine.
That is not the case with tungsten rings – they require absolutely zero maintenance and they will still look exactly as shiny a decade down the track as they did when you first put them on.
As the tungsten men’s ring has become more prevalent, tastes have started to diversify. Where you could originally find only plain bands, today, men are spoiled for choice of both design and Colour.
At Men’s Rings Outlet, we deal exclusively in genuine tungsten carbide Jewellery. Our collection includes classic designs that have stood the test of time as well as some cutting-edge variations that are proving very desirable today.
Two of the former are the ‘Midnight’ and the ‘Jet Black’. As the names suggest, these tungsten rings are pure black. The Jet Black is as simple as simple gets – a black plated ring without a single embellishment or design feature, ideal for the most reserved of gentleman. The Midnight includes just the most basic features to its dark surface – a brushed band and a beveled edge on either side.
The ‘Balance’ is another black tungsten carbide ring. Its design allows you to have both a polished and brushed band at once, and introduces a hint of styling with its raised center. ‘Fusion’ achieves the same effect, albeit with simpler, cleaner lines that will appeal to the minimalist in you.
If you would rather pair a black tungsten wedding band with intricate designs, or if you want to proudly display your heritage, the ‘Gaelic’ will appeal to your sense of style. The band surface is brushed while the slanted edges are polished. A traditional Gaelic pattern is engraved into the brushed surface by laser for stunning effect.
All the rings above and below have an 8mm band. The ‘Statement’ is exactly that – a 12mm-wide band of pure, polished black tungsten. There are no other features – just a mass of dark metal to encircle your finger as a wordless statement of the power in your hands.
For fans of Colour, ‘Blue Eyed’ is as appealing as it sounds. Between glistening white bands of white polished metal is a carbon fiber inlay decorated with a repeating pattern of blue, white and black. This ultra-modern look has become one of the most popular models that we have had the pleasure to offer.
Designed in a similar vein but intrinsically different, the ‘Caliber’ has polished edges bordering a carbon fiber inlay. The brushed center is raised so the inlaid pattern seems to jump out at the observer. This is our most popular contemporary ring for good reason.
The most intricate of these tungsten rings is the ‘Modernist’. It gleams from afar with assured elegance, its straight, minimalist white tungsten edges providing stark contrast against the delicate, exact patterns of the white carbon fiber inset. A true masterpiece of style, and as good a wedding ring as any.
There are many other tungsten wedding ring options available for the contemporary man at Men’s Rings Outlet. Have a look at our range and discover the ideal tungsten ring to represent your masculinity with a combination of elegance and style.