Tungsten is a hard and strong transition metal, like chromium, copper and iron. In Europe, tungsten is also referred to by the name wolfram. Several hundred years ago, German smelters choose the name wolfram because of the voracious way tungsten reacts with tin-rich oxides — “like a wolf.” This is why the chemical symbol for tungsten, as found on the periodic table, is W and not T or Tu. In jewelry, tungsten is bonded with carbide powder to create super strong tungsten mens rings. Tungsten is the 57th most common chemical element out of the 92 found in nature. Tungsten doesn’t occur naturally in its pure state but only combined with other metals. Wolframite (a compound that includes iron or manganese plus tungsten and oxygen) is the mineral compound from which tungsten mens band rings are created. The United States imports most of its tungsten from China, then Germany, Canada and Bolivia. Pure tungsten is gray or silver-white in color, extremely hard, extremely strong and brittle. When combined with carbide, it becomes even harder, almost as hard as a diamond. Aside from jewelry applications, like black tungsten wedding bands, tungsten is also used for making tools, in airplane and rocket components and as glowing filaments in incandescent electric lamps. Here are some quick facts about tungsten. It melts at 6,150 degrees Fahrenheit and boils at 10,220 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a density of 19.3 gcc. Tungsten was first discovered in 1781 by Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele and then isolated two years later by Spanish scientists and brothers Juan Jose and Fausto D’Elhuyar. Another interesting tidbit is that the Swedish word “tung sten”translates into “heavy stone”(tungsten is slightly heavier than 18-karat gold) or “hard stone”in English. That is one reason why tungsten is growing in popularity as a ring band or custom ring. At www.tungstenringsandbands.com, we offer high quality tungsten with a nickel binder to ensure that the ring will not cause any adverse skin reactions. When shopping for tungsten jewelry, please be aware of any tungsten that incorporates cobalt, which some people are sensitive to. All of our tungsten rings are backed by a 30-day return policy and a lifetime guarantee, which protects against damage and also provides for a new ring size, if needed. Before ordering your tungsten ring, take a few minutes to review our “Helpful Finger Size Tips”to ensure you receive a properly sized ring.
standard-title Tungsten Means Tough: Tungsten Mens Rings