Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much harder is Tungsten Carbide when compared to other metals?
Tungsten Carbide is: 4x harder than titanium 5x harder than tool steel 10x harder than 18K gold or sterling silver
Aren't all Tungsten and Tungsten Carbide rings the same?
No! Many jewelers may be selling rings made of only Tungsten, which is cheaper than Tungsten Carbide and much less resistant to wear. Only by bonding Tungsten with Carbon are you able to obtain the superior qualities.
Many online jewelers offer Tungsten Carbide rings but do not mention their rings may contain Cobalt as the bonding agent. Cobalt bonded Tungsten Carbide is cheaper to manufacture and has the potential to irritate the wearer's skin. Cobalt bonded rings also compromise the strength and shine of the ring through oxidation spots. These oxidation spots cannot be removed or polished out. EternalTungsten.com only sells cobalt-free rings, so you can be sure you are purchasing only the purest and highest quality wedding bands.
What does Comfort Fit mean?
Comfort Fit means that the inside edge of the ring is slightly rounded to avoid the discomfort of a sharp edge pressed against your finger. This is especially helpful when the ring has relatively thick width in relation to your finger size. All of our rings at EternalTungsten.com come with a Comfort Fit.
Is there a warranty or money back guarantee?
Yes, EternalTungsten.com values each customer's purchase with the utmost regard. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase we offer a leading warranty package not found at many jewelers sites:
Do you have any standards to ensure every ring meets specification?
Absolutely, we guarantee every band is made with the highest craftsmanship and exceeds universal jewelry standards & specifications. Every band offered from this site is hand inspected before shipping to you to ensure that it has no defects. Each of our rings is made to the exacting specifications listed on our site (e.g. Material(s), Purity, Ring Size, Thickness and Width) so you know exactly what you are purchasing. EternalTungsten.com specializes in wedding bands and rings to offer our customers only the best merchandise unparalleled by other jewelry stores that offer everything from bracelets to cuff links. Only through our dedication to customer service and superior knowledge of men’s tungsten wedding bands and rings we offer our 100% customer satisfaction and guarantee.
How do I remove the ring in an emergency?
If you are having difficulty removing your ring we highly recommend soaking the ring bearing finger and hand in ice filled water for a few minutes then apply liquid soap and gently slip the ring off. If the method to remove the ring with ice water and soap doesn’t work the tungsten carbide ring can be removed by breaking the ring with a standard vice grip-style locking pliers. Place vice grip-style locking pliers over ring and adjust the jaws to clamp lightly. Release and adjust tightener one-third turn then clamp again. Repeat until a crack is heard continue clamping in different positions until the ring is broken off. Take care not to slide or rotate the cracked ring on the finger. If the ring contains an inlay of gold, the exposed gold can be cut or clipped.
Are Tungsten Carbide Rings Scratch Proof?
No, they are scratch resistant. Your ring will most likely obtain scratches during its lifetime, but they will be significantly less frequent and harder to see when compared to other jewelry metals. In addition, the inlays found on some of our rings are more susceptible to scratches than those made purely of tungsten carbide. We have also found that rings with textured finishes are also more easily scratched than polished ones because the texturing process removes some of material that was previously hardened and what remains are very tiny textured surfaces. While these surfaces are easier to scratch, the scratches are also harder to notice because of the natural worn look they possess.
How should I clean and care for my tungsten ring?
Your tungsten carbide ring requires essentially no care. If your ring is 100% tungsten carbide high polished your ring will retain its luster and polish forever. A soft cloth will eliminate fingerprints and smudges and a little bit of water can help wipe away any liquids that may have dried on your ring.
All tungsten rings with sterling silver or gold inlays will tarnish and need to be polished up over time. We suggest using a tarnish removing liquid like TARN-X.
Avoid cleaning your ring with harsh chemicals, abrasive sponges or compounds, and DO NOT LEAVE IN THE ULTRASONIC CLEANING MACHINE FOR MORE THAN A MINUTE. All of these cleaning methods can potentially damage the surface of your ring.