An Wedding Ring isn't Just An Accessory
Are Titanium and Tungsten weddings bands forever?
Will they be scratched? Although titanium wedding bands are extremely durable and robust, the top of the rings can in fact be scratched. It takes another extremely hard object for example diamond to cut in to the metal however, it can not get damaged during normal daily use. For titanium rings with gold, silver or platinum inlay, the inlay area of the ring can be as vulnerable as a ring that is made from the precious metal itself. In the truth of minor a blemish, a titanium ring might be re-polished or refinished to bring back the original appearance. On other hand, tungsten rings are totally resistant to abrasions. Since tungsten carbide, the most typical grade of tungsten alloy offered available in the market, is incredibly hard, it can NEVER get scratched.
Would they be bent out of shape? Both tungsten and titanium have extremely high ductile strength. However, under extremely circumstances, titanium rings could bend out from round but a tungsten ring could not. If a very high pressure is applied over a titanium ring, which could happen when being hit with a car door, the ring would bend once the force is strong enough. On another hand, a tungsten ring stands a better chance of remaining intact, because tungsten on the whole is harder than titanium. However, when the force goes beyond the threshold, the tungsten ring will be fractured into several pieces rather than bend out of round. This characteristic, which we make reference to for being brittle, is just like that from diamonds whereas it is extremely hard but not ductile at all.