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.
- 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.