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Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound which is formed when tungsten and carbide powders are forged or brazed together at 1400 - 2000˚C (the highest melting point for any metal) by using a metal binder, like nickel. A process called sintering is used to form this compound into tools, jewellery, machinery, armor-piercing rounds and even the ball tips of ball-point pens! 

This tungsten carbide has the density of steel (between lead and gold) and is virtually indestructible and scratch proof. It is a rare metal which measures 8 – 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. Diamonds are the hardest at 10. It is the only metal that can be polished (by using diamond wheels and abrasives) to a permanent polished look and shine. Both, stylish and durable, with unbelievable strength.

Benefits:

  • Most scratch resistant metal known to man.
  • Does not bend or get deformed, incredible durability
  • Hypoallergenic, stable and un-reactive, (especially to people who are allergic to gold jewellery)
  • Will not tarnish, rust, fade or develop a patina.
  • Hold its shine and polished look
  • Rings are low maintenance
  • Can only be damaged by the abrasion of diamonds or corundum.
  • Is comfortable to wear, without a pinching feeling
  • Can be designed to be stylish, classic, modern or natural with wooden inlays.
  • Wear-resistant for active lifestyles
  • Affordable option to gold, silver, etc.
  • More-or-less the same weight than gold or platinum rings
  • Available in a natural gun metal grey color, but can be plated black, white, or even gold colours.