Making a Decision
A wedding is one of the most important life events that anyone can experience. Attention is put into every detail of the process, and if one detail is out of place it can sometimes make things a lot harder or less enjoyable. Possibly one of the most important (and expensive) pieces of your wedding is the ring. While styles for engagement rings have varied historically, the wedding band itself has stayed mostly the same. Usually, bands are slight variations of gold or silver and are plain, almost an accent to an engagement ring. With all of the technology available to ringmakers today, it is worth asking why buyers tend to stick with the traditional?
Consider Branching Out
While the classic gold or silver wedding band is stylish, many have opted for other ways to show their marital status. With options like necklaces, bracelets and even tattoos it is important to consider the options you have for the traditional Western wedding band. When trying to make a statement, a good option to consider is using a Tungsten wedding band.
Tungsten Carbide : The Colorful Option
Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound that is powder in its natural form, but also one that is able to be made into many different metal forms. Although it is normally gray in color, a great attribute of tungsten carbide is that it can be formed into many different colors. In addition to gray, it can be made into a traditional gold color. Since tungsten carbide rings are tough and scratch resistant, you can get the classic look of silver or gold without the scratches.
Additionally, tungsten can be covered with other material to provide a unique pattern. Tungsten Wedding Bands can be referenced when considering a Tungsten ring. Colored ceramics, stones, and even wood can adorn your ring, meaning your nearly indestructible ring can look one-of-a-kind. Tungsten metal can also be pounded with different patterns and inlayed to the main tungsten ring, giving it a textured look.
Affordable and Genderless
Tungsten carbide rings are also rising in popularity due to their affordability and gender-neutral look. An average non-tungsten ring will cost around $575 according to Forbes, and that estimate is for a groom’s ring. Because tungsten carbide bands are generally gender neutral, you will save money regardless of your gender.
Best of all is that while certain metals can give wearers allergic reactions, Tungsten rings are generally friendly to sensitive skin. Therefore, you will avoid any sensitivity that another, cheaper ring option might give to you. You don’t have to worry about getting a rash on your big day with a Tungsten wedding band.
While there are many other things to consider when choosing a band, as can be seen in the video above, thinking about a tungsten band is an affordable and unique alternative to a traditional cut and color.