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.