Why Choose a Tungsten Wedding Ring?
There are many reasons why gentlemen might choose Tungsten as the metal of choice for the most important piece of jewelry. The first reason is durability. This metal will hold up no matter what life throws at you and will still look shiny and new, just like your beloved. Many men love the symbolism of this idea and want to choose a ring like they would choose a partner. Go for the one who will stay with you when times get tough, whose love will never waiver, and will just get better and better with each passing year.
Another reason to choose a wedding band made out of Tungsten is purely economical. Tungsten is less expensive to produce than traditional precious metals. For example, in 2021, the average price for one ounce of gold was one thousand six hundred and fifty one American dollars and sixty five cents. Where as, in the same year, you could buy a whole metric ton of Tungsten for around two hundred and fifty dollars or about a pound of Tungsten for three dollars and twenty five cents.
Emotional ties to Tungsten
One of the sweetest reasons to choose tungsten as a wedding band or wedding ring is because of the chemical symbol of tungsten. If your beloved has a name that starts with “W”choosing tungsten can be sign of your commitment to your partner.
It also is a great choice if your love story started on an airplane or one of you works in the travel industry. Tungsten is one of the most popular materials for airplane parts, yacht motor pieces, and even bus parts. So you can connect a piece of your story with the metal you wear on your hand for the rest of your life. How cute is that!
Looking for a lasting piece of jewelry? Consider Tungsten
As previously mentioned, tungsten wedding bands will hold up to normal wear and tear that you experience in daily life. The metal is so tough that it will not scratch or become discolored from exposure to the elements like water, air, and dirt. On the flip side, many traditional metals will scratch or the finish will wear off. For example, white gold is especially delicate. Over time the finish on white gold will slowly rub off and the ring will appear darker and more golden in appearance. Tungsten on the other hand will not! It will keep its shine no matter what your marriage goes through.
How to care for a Tungsten wedding band
The good thing for you is that you do not need to do anything special to keep your Tungsten ring looking beautiful for years to come. When you are in the shower or washing your hands, make sure to gently wash your ring with mild soap and water. That is it! This will remove grease build up, salt from the ocean water, or Sunscreen and SPF from the outside of your ring. And if you are feeling particularly domestic and want your ring to look its best, try spraying some window cleaner on the band. This will make sure your ring sparkles on a fun night out with the Mrs.
When Choosing a Tungsten Wedding band consider a few things
Tungsten rings can not be resized. This is important to remember! If you are a body builder or a professional eater, tungsten rings may not be right for you. Both of these professions cause individuals to change sizes often throughout their life. Since this ring can not be resized, you would have to get a completely different ring when your body changes shape.
When choosing a ring that cannot be resized, we always recommend having multiple people take measurements of your ring finger. Start at home and measure your finger three times at different times of day. Then have your partner measure your finger three times and see if they get the same number. If not, you might want to have a professional properly size your finger to make sure you have correct measurement.
It is also important to think about how you prefer rings to fit. While most men like having a looser ring, we will warn you that it might be a good idea to choose a slightly snugger ring. Let me explain. As soon as you put a ring on it is going to feel tight. This is a normal reaction to a foreign object being placed around your finger. However, walk around with the ring on and go about your daily activities. Eventually, most people forget about the ring and it no longer feels tight. This is the perfect fit because the ring will not slip off unexpectedly and you won’t have to search high and low for your ring.