While tungsten carbide’s natural gunmetal hue usually comes first to mind when one thinks of men’s tungsten rings, these popular bands are actually commonly available in three equally striking colors, all of which offer the considerable advantages of this contemporary material. Read on to learn more about the colors of men’s tungsten rings.
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Natural tungsten. When speaking of men’s tungsten rings, one is actually referring to bands made from tungsten carbide, a compound of the metal tungsten and a like number of carbon atoms. Tungsten carbide is considered to be a cermetal, or a substance that has both metallic and ceramic properties. In their natural, unaltered form, men’s tungsten rings have an eye-catching gunmetal grey color that is distinctly different from traditional metallic shades yet equally wearable. Many shoppers think that men’s tungsten rings have a modern and masculine look, and like their “tough” appearance.
Like all men’s tungsten rings, tungsten carbide in its natural form is incredibly hard and scratch-resistant, allowing it to easily maintain its “just purchased” appearance. It should be noted that men’s tungsten rings are not wholly immune to cracking due to the inherent brittleness of tungsten; however, this can vary greatly based on formulation, the quality produced by the manufacturer as well as the wearer’s lifestyle and habits.
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Black tungsten. Many shoppers ask us, what is black tungsten? Are men’s tungsten rings in black still tungsten? The answer is unquestionably yes. Black tungsten is most often created by iron plating men’stungsten rings or treating them with a PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating to achieve their rich ebony hue. Men’s tungsten rings can also have a ceramic overlay that renders them black. Shoppers gravitate towards men’s tungsten rings in black because they are so different from the standard metallics out on the market, yet are still reasonably neutral that they can be worn every day. For those who want a more edgy or alternative ring, black tungsten is an excellent choice.
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White tungsten. Men’s tungsten rings in white tungsten are perfect for those who like the qualities of tungsten carbide, but prefer a more traditional look for their band. White tungsten was actually developed specifically in response to consumer demand – customers loved the price and benefits of men’s tungsten rings but wanted something that more closely resembled the classic silvery white appearance of platinum or white gold.
White tungsten men’s rings are usually created by bonding a white metallic substance to the surface of men’s tungsten rings, usually a member of the platinum group metals (PGMs). The combination of tungsten’s toughness and a luxury look seems to be a winning one, and more and more shoppers are picking up men’s tungsten rings in white.
Which type of men’s tungsten rings do you prefer?