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Tungsten Carbide Rings – What’s the Big Deal?

by | 02 June 2020

Tungsten Carbide wedding rings, the new trend on the block that has taken the jewellery industry by storm. But what is Tungsten Carbide? Tungsten Carbide is twice as hard as steel and is double the density of steel. It is scratch-resistant, hard wearing and easy to clean.

Getting married nowadays comes with a hefty price tag, but you can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to purchasing your groom’s ring. With our range of tungsten rings priced under R2000, you might even want to spoil your man and buy him two different styles!

We get a lot of enquiries regarding sensitive skin and whether or not Tungsten Carbide is hypoallergenic or not? This is a great point as not all Tungsten Carbide manufactured rings are hypoallergenic. If tungsten carbide is mixed with cobalt, it is not hypoallergenic; cobalt causes skin irritation for some individuals. Nickel-bound tungsten carbide is 100% hypoallergenic. At VA-Tungsten, we use a high-quality nickel as a binding agent, making our rings hypoallergenic and irritation free!

One thing to note with tungsten is the weight of the metal. It is a lot heavier than the traditional gold or platinum bands.  With this in mind, you may think with the additional weight, the ring might feel uncomfortable or tend to slip off your finger. Don’t stress, we have this covered! All our rings are designed with comfort fit. What is comfort fit? It is a dome shaped inlay on the inner part of the ring that acts like a cushion ensuring comfort, and ensures your ring grips onto your finger, acting as an ‘anti-slip’ feature.

With so many styles to choose from, how do you know which style of ring is going to suit your lifestyle? Let’s break down our different categories of rings to make selecting a ring a little easier.

Tradesman – Plumbers and Electricians

The men in this category need a functional, fitting ring that isn’t going to get in the way of their hands-on job. We always warn against plated rings to men in these sort of professions as all plating on any metal can scratch and fade over time. We recommend going for a brushed metal or plain, polished tungsten carbide ring. These rings require very little to no cleaning and they are scratch-resistant. Take a look at these best sellers in our range: TUR 082, TUR 500, TUR  405, TUR 093,  and the TUR 117.

Office and Corporate

Sky’s the limit for this group of guys. Office life and computer work means plated rings have a minimal chance of getting ruined, so we recommend any of our designs. We have found the colour trend in the corporate industry leans towards our black range of rings. With a matt, smooth finish, they are a great accompaniment to any corporate wear!  Our recommendations: TUR 805,  TUR 802, TUR 600, TUR 650 and the TUR 800.

Creatives and Designers

We love this category of creative minds as they tend to love patterns and colour accents. We have a range of colours and trendy designs to choose from, and we are alway looking to keep on trend, so every year we aim to release 4 new, popular demand designs. Some of our most popular designs are the TUR 850, TUR 307, TUR 610, TUR 750, and theTUR 400.

Tungsten has grown in popularity over the past few years, and the demand increases daily! So how do you get your hands on one of our tungsten carbide rings? Go to www.va-tungsten.com and browse through our gallery to find your perfect fit!