An Engagement Ring is More Than Just An Accessory
Are Titanium and Tungsten wedding rings forever?
Will they be scratched? Although titanium wedding bands are incredibly durable and strong, the outer lining of the rings can actually be scratched. It takes another extremely hard object for example diamond to slice into the metal however, it will not get damaged during normal daily use. For titanium rings with gold, silver or platinum inlay, the inlay portion of the ring is really as vulnerable as a ring that is constructed of the precious metal itself. In the way it is of minor a blemish, a titanium ring may be re-polished or refinished to bring back the original appearance. On another hand, tungsten rings are totally resistant to abrasions. Since tungsten carbide, the most frequent grade of tungsten alloy offered in the market, is extremely hard, it can NEVER get scratched.
Will they be bent out of shape? Both tungsten and titanium have extremely high ductile strength. However, under extremely circumstances, titanium rings could bend away from round but a tungsten ring could not. If a very high pressure is applied on a titanium ring, which could happen when being hit with a car door, the ring would bend when the force is strong enough. On one other hand, a tungsten ring stands a better chance of remaining intact, because tungsten generally is harder than titanium. When the force goes past the threshold, the tungsten ring will probably be fractured into several pieces rather than bend from round However. This characteristic, which we reference as being brittle, is just like that from diamonds whereas it is extremely hard yet not ductile at all.