What about Black Tungsten Rings and Their Variations?
Over the last few years, more people have come to appreciate the distinctive style of black rings. Whereas silver and gold rings have a classic look, black tungsten wedding rings are bold and modern. Plus, the black color never goes out of style and goes with everything.
When it comes to wedding bands, style is important, but durability is as well. Some people prefer the lightness of titanium rings. However, other people prefer a metal material for the ring they’ll wear forever and has some weight. Tungsten is one of the toughest materials available, second only to zirconium. This means that tungsten rings are significantly more durable and tougher than gold for example. Below we tackled the metal variations.
How does silver tungsten become black tungsten?
To achieve the intense finish of black tungsten wedding rings, jewelers use a special plating technique called PVD, or Physical Vapor Deposition. This process involves the application of a titanium alloy on the tungsten. By shooting the atomic particles at incredibly high speeds, jewelers can create a durable coating on the surface of tungsten rings. PVD plating is also used in the luxury watch industry, to apply colored finishes like black, blue, or rose gold onto other materials. Even though PVD plating is significantly more durable than traditional finishes, it still doesn’t match the incredible scratch-resistance of silver tungsten. However, with a bit of care, black tungsten rings will look beautiful for a long time. They can also be re-plated when needed.
The vast majority of gold or silver wedding rings are simple, especially when it comes to more traditional designs. This was also the case with the first tungsten rings. Even if it has been used for years now in jewelry manufacturing, tungsten is a relatively new material in the industry.
Over the last ten years, tungsten has continuously grown in popularity, with no signs of stopping. With this growth in demand, tungsten ring designs have also become more creative and widespread. As jewelers explore the combination of different materials, black tungsten bands have begun to rival other materials when it comes to available styles.
Available designs include everything from black and gold wedding bands to black tungsten rings with diamonds. Natural inlays like wood, opal, dinosaur bone, meteorite and mother of pearl also provide a creative way to make these rings extra special and unique. Even a simple combination of silver and black tungsten can create a striking visual effect.
Although tungsten come on various colors and mixtures of designs and materials. Black and silver men’s wedding band styles are more subtle than black and gold rings, but they still create a bold contrast between the two materials and their colors. These rings usually feature polished silver plating. This gives a beautiful sheen to the ring and highlights the intensity of black tungsten further.
As for style, you can find a wide range of black and silver men’s wedding band designs. Apart from elegant matte brushed black tungsten rings with polished silver edges, you can also choose a black tungsten wedding band with silver stripes and an authentic abalone inlay. Or a black ring with a silver groove on the center. More intricate designs are also available. For example, a black tungsten wedding band with a silver Celtic pattern.
Styles can feature domed or flat profiles, beveled or pipe cut edges, as well as one or more CZ settings. Clear or colored CZ stones can also be used. Depending on their color, a CZ can make even a simple black tungsten ring look luxurious. Exquisite designs can feature simple geometric shapes and multiple CZs set in a diagonal stripe on the center of a black tungsten ring.
Matte black men’s wedding bands
Perhaps the largest category of available black tungsten rings, matte black wedding bands come in an impressively wide range of widths, color combinations, and styles. The widths range from 6mm and 8mm to 10mm and even 12mm.
Simple matte black rings can feature beveled edges or stepped edges. The edges usually have a polished finish to add another layer of texture to these elegantly minimalist styles. You can also find flat matte black men’s wedding bands with polished pipe cut edges.
For those who prefer rings with a color or contrasting accent, the options are almost endless. These rings can feature red grooves, purple grooves, or lime green groves (to name a few), vibrant blue interiors or modern white interiors.
Styles vary from simple to more complex. You can find all-black tungsten rings with beveled edges as well as black and blue matching rings. Blue signifies wisdom and loyalty, making black rings with blue accents extra special.
Black tungsten ring with wood inlay
Wood has been used for centuries and thousands of years to craft rings, necklaces, and other jewelry items. This natural material gives any piece of jewelry a special character. After all, solid wood not only boasts beautifully rich natural colors, but also features unique grain textures and patterns. A black tungsten ring with wood inlay combines two contrasting materials: cool metal with a dark finish and warm natural wood.
Jewelers use various types of wood to craft tungsten rings with a wood inlay. Each wood has its own color palette and distinctive textures. Ash wood is light and features slightly darker grain while black walnut has luxurious dark brown colors. Padauk and mahogany wood both have rich, reddish hues. The exclusive Koa wood, which grows only in Hawaii and can be sourced only from trees that have fallen naturally, features warm brown colors and a beautiful grain pattern.
While most tungsten rings with wood inlay are made with silver tungsten, you can also find a black tungsten ring with wood inlay easily. Compared to silver rings, these black rings have a bolder appearance. You can find simple rings with an authentic wood inlay on the center, or you can choose a special design that blends several types of materials. For example, a black tungsten ring with a Hawaiian Koa wood inlay alongside a deer antler inlay.
As you can see there are a multitude of options when it comes to choosing a black men’s ring.