When you are deciding to go out and purchase wedding rings for a significant other or yourself, think long and hard on what you will buy. Tungsten carbide may seem like a viable choice on the surface because of its seemingly flawless appearance and texture; but, don’t let this fool you. This inorganic metal compound actually makes the rings more trouble than they are worth. This metal compound may cause problems to ring durability and flexibility and, in the most extreme case, could pose personal health dangers.
It can certainly be tempting to go ahead and purchase that pure, flawless-looking tungsten wedding band because of the promise that it is strong and rich enough not to break. However, this is a deceptive disguise that will scam many buyers in purchasing a ring that may fall apart or cause other problems eventually.
The problems behind these men’s tungsten wedding bands are rather paradoxical. So much effort was put into the making the ring flawless on the surface that is his sacrificed his structural integrity in the process. In fact, if the ring were to merely fall to the ground, it could shatter in half because of how weak it has become from the abundance of inorganic tungsten carbide within it.
Unfortunately, the slew of problems doesn’t end with its breakability. The tungsten carbide rings are also hindered by how rigid they are. They have so much sheer hardness that they are not flexible and cannot be manipulated to other sizes in order to accommodate another finger. This lack of flexibility can become a crucial problem in the event of medical incident. If there is loss of circulation in the finger, for example, the only way to safely remove the ring is to actually remove the finger.
If you plan on purchasing a new wedding ring to seal your marriage any time soon, think long and hard on what you will choose. For the sake of avoiding a string of possible issues, large and small, do well to avoid the tungsten ring. If the ring doesn’t break on you months after buying it, it could eventually become a personal hazard.