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Everything You Need to Know About Tungsten Rings

Tungsten rings are quickly gaining popularity in Australia (and for good reason!). Men and women wanting to break away from the traditional gold and silver are drawn to tungsten rings, which have been setting trends in the USA for several years now. These rings are still relatively new on the Australian market though, so plenty of people don’t really know much about them yet.

Let’s break down some of the most-commonly asked questions about tungsten rings and why ours are flying off the shelves.

Why are tungsten rings so popular?

Tungsten rings are actually made from tungsten carbide, and they seem to have it all going for them. They are some of the most durable rings you can buy. They require absolutely zero maintenance, even after years of wear, and they hold their shape and shine beautifully.

They are hard-wearing and extremely affordable, coming in at a fraction of the price for a traditional gold ring, which is made from a soft, malleable metal and can easily bend.

Suitable for both men and women, they also come in a range of colours to suit different styles—our most popular being black, gold, and gunmetal grey.

Each has options to customise with contrasting inlays and grooves, so you can create a truly unique-looking style.

Do tungsten rings scratch easily?

Because of their extreme hardness, tungsten carbide rings are highly resistant to scratches, making them a great choice for those who work with their hands but want to wear a metal ring every day.

It’s important to note though that even tungsten isn’t completely indestructible. It is very hard and brittle, so if it’s slammed against a very hard surface or smashed with a hammer (PSA: don’t do this), it’s possible for a tungsten ring to shatter.

Can I wear my Tungsten ring in the shower?

Unlike sterling silver, your tungsten ring won’t scratch or tarnish, so it can stay on in the shower or bath.

If you’re going for a long swim in salty seawater or a chlorine pool, it’s a good idea to take all jewellery off anyway, or consider a silicone band.

Are tungsten rings safe?

Yes, they are safe. Tungsten rings can be removed in emergency situations, because they will shatter under large amounts of pressure (unlike gold, which will bend).

Many people also ask if tungsten rings are toxic. The answer is no.

Although pure tungsten is toxic and can cause issues, tungsten rings are made out of jewellery-grade tungsten carbide, which is safe and will cause no issues to the wearer.

Can you get a tungsten ring resized?

Size yourself carefully because its superior durability means you can’t resize a tungsten carbide ring.

But thanks to its affordability, most people just choose to buy a second ring if their first one becomes too large or small, or if their finger size changes drastically in different climates. According to www.ringsafe.com, nearly half of men will end up losing their wedding rings—so an affordable one is a great choice anyway!

Is tungsten a good ring for you?

If you’re worried about damaging your ring and you work with your hands a lot, a tungsten ring could be perfect for you.

Tungsten rings are extremely durable, nearly impossible to scratch, and very hard to break unless you try.

They look great forever, come in a huge range of colours and styles, and are one of the most affordable rings on the market today.

Want to see more? Check out our range of beautifully-designed ETRNL tungsten rings for men and women.

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