What is Tungsten
A specially engineered metal, tungsten is scratch resistant and has the highest melting point of any element. While tungsten rings can be laser engraved they unfortunately cannot be resized. This alternative metal is also tarnish-resistance and hypoallergenic but can affect those with nickel allergies. Tungsten is also referred to as “wolfram” from the “wolframite” mineral its found in. Tungsten is four times harder than titanium and a denser metal. Tungsten jewelry can be removed in case of a medical emergency.
Most tungsten used in jewelry is 80% elemental tungsten and 20% carbon alloy with other metals. There is no world standard mark for tungsten though often the letters “WC” or the words “Tungsten Carbide” are stamped on the inside of rings, accompanied by a stamp of the country of origin or manufacturer.
Like most precious metals, routine cleaning will help to maintain its unique appearance. Tungsten jewelry should be cleaned with a mild solution of detergent-free soap and warm water, using a soft cloth.
Tungsten does not scratch easily.