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Why You Should Wear a Tungsten Wedding Band

Have you been looking with trepidation at men’s wedding bands, struggling to find one that will stand up to everyday life, fits the budget, and isn’t too plain or too flashy? Forget white gold. What you need is the top selling men’s ring material: tungsten.


So, what is tungsten, you ask?

From the Swedish term meaning “heavy stone,” tungsten has the highest melting point of all metals, and on the Mohs scale of hardness, it’s rated at a 9. Diamonds are 10. The science pointing to tungsten’s superiority is all there, but if that doesn’t convince you, here are 3 reasons to wear tungsten wedding bands: 

It’s Versatile

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A brief look at the tungsten rings we carry shows that there’s a piece fit for every person. There’s the simple, yet mighty Excalibur for a man of the same character, the Marksman for an outdoor adventurer, the Admiral for born leaders, and so many others. They’re all different, but they all share the same base material (tungsten carbide), with varying inlays added to give them their own personality. Tungsten can also be plated different colors, so you’re not restricted to its natural gunmetal sheen. 

It’s Durable

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Tungsten doesn’t bend under pressure. Or scratch easily while you’re fixing a car, mowing the lawn, or playing with your dog. We already mentioned where it stands on the Mohs scale. But the most impressive fact, the reason a vast majority of men choose this material, is because it is ten times stronger than gold. A tungsten ring is for life.

It’s Budget-Friendly

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A platinum or white gold wedding band will cost, on average, between $600 and $1000. Sometimes it’s a lot more. Tungsten rings? Far less. Not only do you get more durability from the less expensive option, you also gain considerable peace of mind knowing you are not out hundreds of dollars if it gets lost or damaged. Imagine having a ring you don’t have to worry about wearing!

Beyond its strength, affordability, and versatility, tungsten as a wedding band material is….just plain cool! Why choose gold when you can get a ring that’s 10 times stronger, one level down from diamonds on the hardness scale, and looks awesome to boot? To find the tungsten band for you, browse our affordable selection of men's tungsten carbide wedding bands.