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Tungsten and Titanium Comparison
Titanium and tungsten carbide (also
sometimes just referred to as tungsten) are two of the most popular
contemporary materials currently available on the men’s jewelry market.
While surface appearances may lead some shoppers to believe that they
are similar in nature, in reality the two materials are quite different.
Here are some of the key points to consider when choosing between
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– Titanium and tungsten carbide are both very affordable alternatives
to pricy precious metals and are fairly comparable in price. For both
materials prices can vary based on style, manufacturer and quality of
– Titanium is a metal that is slightly alloyed with other elements for
use in jewelry, usually aluminum and vanadium (depending on the grade).
The most commonly used grades for titanium jewelry (aircraft, extra-hard
and commercial pure) are at least 85% pure titanium. Tungsten carbide
is a compound made from the rare metal tungsten and an equal number of
- Both titanium and tungsten carbide are considerably harder than
precious metals like gold and platinum. However, tungsten carbide is one
of the hardest materials in existence and substantially harder than
titanium, registering a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness
(compared to titanium’s score of 6).
– Due to its hardness tungsten carbide handily beats titanium when it
comes to scratch-resistance, though titanium is still considerably more
scratch-resistant than other popular materials. There are virtually no
materials other than a diamond that can scratch tungsten carbide.
– Titanium is much more crack-resistant than naturally brittle tungsten
carbide. Tungsten carbide’s extreme hardness paired with its
brittleness means that tungsten carbide rings can crack or shatter if
struck against a hard enough surface. While some higher grade tungsten
carbide bands demonstrate decreased brittleness, as a general rule
titanium rings are still a better fit for men who work a lot with their
– Titanium and tungsten carbide rings are practically at opposite sides
of the spectrum when it comes to how they feel on the finger. Despite
their durability, titanium rings are extremely lightweight, and are
perfect for the more jewelry-phobic. On the other hand, tungsten carbide
rings are quite dense and heavy, and have a pleasantly weighty feel on
– Both titanium and tungsten rings have a handsome natural gunmetal
grey color, and can also be seen in popular black versions. White
tungsten is also an option for tungsten carbide rings, which offers a
more “classic” appearance that resembles white gold or platinum.
- Hypoallergenic properties
– Most titanium rings are hypoallergenic and appropriate for those with
skin allergies, while most tungsten carbide rings are not. This is
generally because many tungsten carbide rings employ the element cobalt,
which can be an allergen for some skin types.
- Emergency removal
– A common myth for both titanium and tungsten carbide rings is that
they cannot be removed in case of emergency. Both types of rings can
certainly be removed in emergency situations, though the methodology for
removal will vary – titanium rings will need to be cut through using
something like a jeweler’s saw, while tungsten carbide rings will have
to be cracked using vice grip pliers.
– Because of their strength, as a general rule neither titanium nor
tungsten carbide rings can be resized. However, both materials are
inexpensive enough that simply replacing them is a viable option.