There are numerous tungsten ring myths that people believe to be true.
These myths frequently overlook the true benefits of the rings, leading to people making decisions based on partial information.
You can assess whether tungsten rings are good for you by learning the facts and myths given below.
- Tungsten rings are not formed of metal tungsten.
Tungsten rings are produced of tungsten carbide, so this myth is only partially true. This alloy is made up of tungsten and carbon, a rare metal.
Because tungsten in its pure form is too difficult to structure into rings or other types of jewellery, an alloy is used instead of pure metal. Thus, while the rings are not made entirely of tungsten, they encompass the metal; however, the two metals are not substitutable.
- Rings made of tungsten are not regarded as metal.
It is partially true because the rings are made of tungsten carbide rather than the pure metal. As a result, tungsten rings are frequently mistakenly classified as ceramic jewellery. Instead, these rings should be classified as cermet, which is the class for all compounds containing metallic and non-metallic elements. However, because of the irrelevance of the term, there has been some ambiguity as to whether tungsten rings are metal or not.
- Tungsten rings are fragile and susceptible to cracking.
This myth is untrue, and it appears to be based solely on the fact that these rings are made of tungsten carbide rather than pure tungsten. While the alloying process takes away a few of the metal’s strength, it does not make it very easy to crack. It does not mean that tungsten rings are fully impervious to cracking, but the force required is greater than you will encounter regularly. Typically, the greater the tungsten ring quality, the more crack durable it will be.
- Tungsten rings are impossible to remove in an emergency.
A common misconception about such rings is that they can’t be removed in an urgent situation. This myth is untrue, as tungsten rings can be removed using standard emergency room equipment without hassle.
- There is no distinction between low-cost and high-cost tungsten rings.
This myth is baseless because the value of cheap and expensive tungsten differs. Nickel is used as a binding agent in the production of tungsten rings. Cobalt is used instead of nickel in lower-cost tungsten rings. Many of the positive properties of tungsten rings, such as resilience and stain resistance, may be lost due to the changes in a binding agent.
- Tungsten rings are only available in a single colour.
Another common misconception about these rings is that they are only available in one colour. Whereas the metal itself is a darkened gunmetal grey, the tone of the colour can vary with a satin or brushed finish and different plating options such as IPB (black) or IPG (gold).
Tungsten rings from Intellirings are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a scratch-resistant metal. You may have cleared your mind on some false myths about such valuable rings from the above discussion.