Are Tungsten Rings Safe

Out of all the wedding rings that we sell, the most enquiries that we receive are to do with tungsten carbide wedding rings regarding and false information that they have been given. This is typically from a jewellers who do not sell tungsten rings, are after you purchasing a gold or palladium wedding ring instead.

Myth : Tungsten Rings are Dangerous
We hear may reports from clients about how dangerous tungsten carbide rings are in an emergency as they are not able to be removed by emergency services if required, and can lead to you losing a finger.

Fact
: Tungsten Rings are safe

Tungsten carbide is indeed very hard, and is almost impossible to cut with any steel cutting blades, although diamond impregnated blades will cut a tungsten ring off, it would be very slow.
Tungsten Rings are very tough and durable in wear, but are brittle under concentrated stress, which makes them so easy to remove, you can even do it at home with a few basic tools and we have a series of videos to show you how to do this.

Myth : Tungsten Rings will cause more damage in an accident.

Although less common, we still need to address this fallacy.
Some clients have been advised that the hardness of a tungsten ring will somehow amplify any force hitting your ring as it has no give, and thus causing your finger more damage.

Fact : Tungsten Rings if anything are more protective.

Firstly we are not claiming a tungsten ring will actually protect you, however if you were to shut your finger in a door, or similar accident, precisely at the point of the ring then the tungsten ring would protect you more than a gold, platinum or palladium ring. The reason is that the precious metal rings stand more chance of deforming on your finger and constricting it, where as the tungsten ring will not squash or deform.

Myth : Tungsten Rings are just for men

A lot of clients think that tungsten rings are only available in chunky designs for men, and their partner is unable to get a matching tungsten ring.

Fact
: We stock women’s tungsten wedding rings

Although it is true to say that the majority of our sales are for men’s tungsten rings, about 15% of our sales are in women’s designs, and finger sizes so there are a lot of women buying tungsten rings from us.

Myth
: Black Tungsten Rings are durable

We are asked quite frequently if we sell black tungsten wedding rings as the client wants a black wedding ring that is tough and durable.

Fact
: Black Zirconium Ceramic is far superior to Black Tungsten

Black tungsten is a plating that is on the surface, and as with any plating does mark and scratch in wear quickly. leaving the natural colour on show. For this reason we don’t sell black tungsten, or black titanium.
For a black wedding ring we would strongly recommend either Zirconia Ceramic, or Zirconium which are both available in a black colour which is more durable, and not just a plating.

Our popular black zirconia and carbon fibre ring

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Our Workshop

As well as being one of the biggest retailers in the UK for alternative material wedding rings, and jewellery, we are are also able to carry out additional work, or personalisation in our own on-site workshop.

I Love You Inside Ring Engraving

I Love You engraved in Script Font inside a sterling silver wedding ring

Inside Ring Engraving

 

One of the most common personalisation’s we carry out is inside ring engraving to our range of titanium rings, cobalt rings, tungsten rings, silver wedding rings and our new range of palladium wedding rings. Our engraving is actually cut into the ring using our diamond tip cutter meaning it will last a lifetime as opposed to shallow laser engraving. With the cost at just £1.25 which has not changed in over 10 years it is a very inexpensive personalisation. Unlike our competitors, we have no minimum charge, so just a heart symbol, or single character would just be £1.25.

Gemstone & Diamond Setting

Ruby & Tanzanite Titanium Rings

We can set coloured gemstones, or diamonds.

We also offer a coloured gemstone or diamond setting service which is available to our titanium rings, silver wedding rings and palladium wedding rings. We always use high quality gemstones, and diamonds which would be a far better quality than you would generally receive in mass produced equivalent on the high street. For instance our tanzanite are all AAA grade, our diamonds are generally H colour SI quality, and our sapphire and rubies are either European cut, or diamond cut making their proportions more uniform, and pretty. We are also happy to supply and fit other gemstones and diamonds as a special request.

Titanium Rings with a polished or satin brushed finish

Titanium Rings with polished, or satin brushed finish.

Different Finishes

 

Many of our designs may also have the finish changed as a special request. We can usually finish most of our titanium rings, cobalt rings, silver wedding rings or palladium wedding rings in a polished, satin brushed or stippled finish if also requested. Some of these options may be available on the website, but if not we are happy to accommodate.

Anodized Titanium Rings

Anodised Titanium Rings

Anodised Titanium Rings

We are also playing about with our new anodising equipment to add vibrant colours to our range of titanium rings. Unfortunately the anodized finish is not hard wearing in the long term if applied to all surfaces of a titanium ring. The anodised coloured finish is however hard wearing if applied in areas where the ring isn’t likely to be knocked or rubbed in wear, such as recess lines, holes and patterns so we are currently developing a range of anodized titanium rings which we hope to be available later in the year.

In the meantime, we do also offer a range of Geti Anodized Rings.

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