October 17, 2019 by freemexy
TUNGSTEN WEDDING BANDS
1. Nickel-binder tungsten carbide is hypoallergenic, extremely hard, chemically inert, and therefore will not scratch, oxidize, cause rashes, or irritate the skin.
2. When cobalt is combined as a trace element with certain substances like nickel and tungsten, it becomes a reactor that can irritate the skin as well as oxidize the tungsten, ruining the exterior appearance of the wedding band. Cobalt is a wonderful metal, but cobalt binders are not a good choice for tungsten wedding bands.
3. Pure tungsten lacks the hardness of tungsten carbide and can scratch quite easily. Since it is not scratch-resistant or nearly as hard and durable as tungsten carbide, it is missing one of the best properties that makes tungsten carbide wedding bands a smart choice.
We caution you against buying from a jeweler who doesn't specify that their tungsten carbide wedding bands are made with a nickel binder alloy. Many stores don't disclose which binding alloy they are selling because they don't know. If they don't know, it's possible you would be buying a band made with pure tungsten or with a cobalt alloy, neither of which delivers the outstanding qualities customers want when choosing a tungsten carbide wedding band.