Tungsten carbide has become the leading alternative material used in wedding bands and rings due to its extreme hardness and high resistance to scratching. Tungsten carbide is an extremely hard and dense metal. Combined with carbon and other elements, it becomes tungsten carbide, which registers between 8.9 - 9.1 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it the hardest and toughest metal you will find in a ring. Tungsten carbide is 10 times harder than 18k gold and four times harder than titanium.
More recently a new form of tungsten carbide has been brought to the market; Black Tungsten Carbide. Black Tungsten Carbide brings an entirely new look and design to the rugged tungsten carbide rings that we all know. We have now been able to add numerous new styles of rings combining black tungsten and regular tungsten carbide, adding an entirely new dimension to tungsten carbide rings.
Tungsten carbide rings are not scratch proof, but they are very scratch resistant and can usually be scratched only by heavy stones like diamonds. The durability of tungsten can also be felt. Tungsten carbide rings are not light like other alternative metals such as titanium. Tungsten rings are typically heavy like precious metals.