There is no single reason why tungsten carbide wedding rings have gone up in demand in recent years. Through industry experience, and speaking with customers I've learned some of the main reasons people are opting to ditch the precious metals for tungsten carbide.
1. Strength and Durability
Men typically go for tungsten bands because of the strength and durabilty of tungsten carbide. The hardnessn of tungsten carbide makes it scratch resistant and very hard to break. Traditional metals like gold, silver, and platinum are much softer than tungsten and will usually bend or break. Tungsten doesnt lose its luster over time so you can expect the wedding ring to last a very long time. In the rare event of a broken or defective band most retailers offer lifetime warranties. Also, the cost of replacement is in the $100-$400 range compared to thousands for precious metals.
2. Unique Designs
Tungsten is available in a wide range of colors and styles. Including black, white, wood inlay, blue, and red. Tungsten bands also feature the latest in modern, and sleek jewelry design. Great for shoppers looking for more options than just plain old gold or silver.
Tungsten bands are a great alternative to rings constructed of precious metals. Depending on the designer a high-quality tungsten ring go for an average of $200-300. As opposed to white gold, gold, silver, and platinum bands that are far more costly to replace.