What is more robust than steel and won’t cave under pressure? Tungsten carbide. Tungsten has become increasingly more popular as a modern alternative for wedding bands, especially for those always on the move. The previous metal offers a striking modern design while saving you the big buck on more traditional rings. But are tungsten wedding bands right for you or your spouse? If you are considering tungsten wedding bands, read these six advantages and see if tungsten is right for you. 


1. Durability 

You won’t find another wedding band that stands the test of an active individual better than tungsten. Tungsten is both a strong and dense metal. Perfect for those who are rough with their hands, lead active lifestyles, or like the security of having a long-lasting wedding band without worry.

Unlike other precious or alternative metals, tungsten has the highest melting point and tensile strength, allowing it to withstand pressure and retain its shape. In addition, tungsten is an extremely hard metal, ranking 8.5-9 on the Mohs hardness scale. The only material ranking higher is a diamond resulting in a highly durable wedding band.


2. Scratch-Resistant 

Thanks to the durability of this metal, a tungsten wedding band is the most scratch-resistant metal used in jewelry. As a result, the tungsten wedding band’s shine will not fade over time, so you can expect your brand to maintain its luster long after your wedding day. 


3. Hypoallergenic

Tungsten is hypoallergenic and will not trigger an allergic reaction in anyone. Those typically sensitive to other metals, such as gold, can safely wear tungsten wedding bands without worry since Avant-Garde Jewelry’s tungsten rings are 100% cobalt-free. Cobalt can adversely affect the human body, causing rashes or discoloration from the oil of our skin bonding with the substance. 


4. Low Maintenance

If you are the type of person who loves to wear jewelry but doesn’t like to deal with the upkeep, tungsten is perfect for you. Tungsten rings retain their natural luster and shine without the help of a professional due to their scratch resistance, fade, tarnish, discolor, or rust. 

However, because tungsten wedding bands are scratch-proof, they are easy to maintain. Tungsten wedding bands can be polished by mixing warm water with detergent-free soap. Then, gently wash and dry the ring using a clean cloth. It can mimic any other precious traditional ring when your band is polished up.  


5. Affordable 

Like other alternative metals, tungsten wedding bands are an affordable alternative to traditional rings made from precious metals. You can find a high-quality tungsten ring at Avant-Garde Jewelry for around $100, while gold and platinum bands can cost $500 or more. But what is the best part about tungsten as an alternative metal? You’re not sacrificing quality. Tungsten is one of the strongest metals, scratch-resistant, and shines up to those more precious metals. 

In addition, tungsten is a great option if you are looking to own several ring styles to switch in or out or if you are concerned about losing your ring ( trust us, this will happen). Losing or purchasing several different ring styles won’t hurt your wallet as much as a ring that may cost you hundreds of dollars. So for those on a budget, tungsten wedding bands are a perfect choice. 


6. Lifetime warranty

If you need one more push to get tungsten wedding bands, you might feel reassured that Avant-Garde Jewelry offers a lifetime warranty and size replacement guarantee for all our tungsten jewelry. So if you want your ring to fit a little more snug or loose on your finger, we’d be more than glad to make those adjustments. But, more importantly, if your ring is or becomes defective such as, but not limited to scratching, breakage, noticeable deformation, bending, or denting throughout normal wear, Avant-Garde Jewelry will repair or replace the ring guaranteed. 


Wrapping Up

Modern contemporary rings, especially tungsten, might be a novel, but this does not mean they are inferior to those of traditional bands. On the contrary, if you are looking for a practical ring that promises longevity and superior durability,  tungsten wedding bands might be the perfect choice for you. 

At Avant-Garde Jewelry, we encourage the freedom to personalize your bands to your style and taste. We can use special laser and diamond engraving machines based on your requests. As well as provide you the assurance that all of our tungsten wedding bands are true to US ring sizing standards and covered by a lifetime warranty and size replacement guarantee. 

For assistance or inquiries, contact us. We’d love to help and customize the perfect tungsten wedding band for you or your spouse.

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