Choosing a wedding band from the very many metals and stones in the market can be an overwhelming process for anyone.
There are many metals and they differ in lots of ways, including durability, resistance to scratches and their meaning. However, you can never go wrong with a tungsten ring and here are some of the tips on how to go about selecting the best quality you can purchase.
More people have started opting for rings and bands made from tungsten because of the quality of the metal. Tungsten is one of the strongest metals you can get. When processed, tungsten carbide is stronger than metals such as titanium, gold or even platinum.
Known for being classy, tungsten rings maintain their shine for a lifetime. They are also very resistant to scratching hence they can endure adverse effects on their surface.
To enjoy the benefits that come with tungsten wedding bands, follow these tips in selecting your own.
Tip 1: Choose a nickel alloy, not a cobalt alloy
When purchasing a tungsten ring, you need to know the kind of alloys which it is made from. Tungsten can be alloyed with metals such as nickel.
Nickel-tungsten alloys are usually durable and very strong, while fusing tungsten with cobalt results in less strong rings. Therefore, it would be advisable to go for rings made from an alloy of tungsten and nickel as opposed to a cobalt alloy.
Tip 2: Choose a design and finish to suit you
With tungsten, you can come up with a unique wedding band design. Unlike other traditional metals such as gold, you have a lot of choice when it comes to ring shape.
Through different inlays, channels and grooves, you can easily choose a way of personalizing your ring. The choice of finish is completely up to you.
Whether you want a brushed or a polished finish or both, you can dictate it your preference to the jeweler or choose from the different finishes available online. The 8MM Tungsten Metal Men’s Wedding Band Ring shown below has a brushed matte finish on the center with polished edges.
Tip 3: Be sure to buy the right size
Another factor which needs consideration is the diameter and width of the ring. If you intend to purchase the ring online, you should be able to give all the measurements required since you will not get the opportunity to fit the ring prior to its delivery.
It is also important to consider the comfort offered by tungsten rings as opposed to other metals.
Tip 5: Consider the wearer’s taste
You might also want to consider the taste of the wearer if you are purchasing a wedding band for your future spouse. Their preference when it comes to jewelry will largely determine the type of ring you will settle for.
Tip 6: Get good value for money
The prices of tungsten rings vary greatly, and as you’d expect more expensive rings are usually better quality.
If you’re looking for a combination of affordability and quality, you could consider a King Will ring like the Men’s Tungsten 8mm Polished Beveled Edge Ring. This beautiful ring offers excellent quality for the price.