Cobalt Chrome vs. Tungsten Carbide, which
The surge in the materials used for the creation of jewellery has given the buyers with a lot
of options. But the most interesting thing about these new products is the increased interest
of men to accessorize. Most men prefer to accessorize with a signature ring. Tungsten, cobalt
chrome and titanium wedding ring is now apparently competing with thosemade of
platinum and silver. The similar appearance and affordable price of these alternative metals
have helped tem save a lot of money.
But even with such alternative metals the competition is tight. Tungsten carbide rings
have been marketed as very durable and tough due to which their sales have almost doubled
since last year. While some industry experts continue to argue over the fact that tungsten
carbide rings are not as strong as projected. Actually, tungsten is a metal matrix composite
and not a metal in itself. It is fairly hard and its hardness can be compared with that of
sapphire, but since it is not a true metal tungsten carbide rings cannot tolerate sharp
shocks or bend. With the creation of cobalt chrome rings, many people argue that buying
cobalt chrome rings is better that buying tungsten carbide rings.
Cobalt chrome is actually a member of the stainless steel family and can be considered as an
innovation. It has the lustre that can be compared with platinum and is roughly four times
harder. Also cobalt chrome rings can withstand scratches, sharp shocks and corrosion.
These rings can also be resized easily while tungsten carbide rings cannot be.
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Apr 17th, 2014
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