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Promises to our Customers

30 Day Inspection Period

Returns - If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason within 30 days of the purchase date, we will refund your purchase less $5 re-stocking fee and $10 engraving removal fee, if applicable. All returns must be submitted by the original purchaser, include a copy of the original receipt with order number, be sent back in a padded envelope, and must not show any signs of wear or be damaged in any way.

Exchanges – If you ordered the wrong size or decided you want a different style, you may exchange your ring for another size or style within 30 days of the purchase date. Size exchanges will cost $5, to cover shipping and handling fees. All exchanges must be submitted by the original purchaser, include a copy of the original receipt with order number, and must not be altered or damaged in any way. If you would like to exchange a ring within 30 days of purchase that has been altered or damaged, please e-mail us for a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA) number.

 

Lifetime Resizing Policy

All rings automatically become covered under our lifetime guarantee policy after 30 days of ownership. There is no need to register the ring. EternalTungsten.com is happy to offer our exclusive Lifetime Resizing Policy, which is part of our Lifetime Guarantee policy. If for any reason your ring does not fit your finger, the original purchaser can return it with the original receipt to exchange the ring for a new size. Just let us know the new ring size and it will be replaced with a brand new ring, at only 50% of the original price. There is no cost to you for our standard shipping, which takes 2 - 4 days. If you had an engraving done on the original ring we can engrave the new ring for half price ($10.00). Please email us to request resizing.

 

Lifetime Guarantee

If your ring has been damaged due to an accident, you may return it for a brand new ring at only 50% of the original price. There is no cost to you for our standard shipping, which takes 2 - 4 days. If you had an engraving done on the original ring we can engrave the new ring for half price ($10.00).

If your ring is defective as a result of craftsmanship, the original purchaser may exchange the ring for a new one of equal or lesser value free of charge. This warranty does NOT cover damage incurred due to a lack of proper care, neglect, intentional damage, deformation, cracking, maintenance or repair performed by anyone other than EternalTungsten.com, normal wear and tear, and abnormal strain. Please e-mail us for all warranty claims.

Why Tungsten Carbide?

While many people are familiar with titanium, platinum and gold, few are aware of Tungsten Carbide and the superior characteristics it possesses. A recent addition to the jewelry industry, Tungsten Carbide is the premier metal used in rings due to its remarkable scratch resistance. Tungsten Carbide rings are the only rings able to retain a brilliant shine throughout their life.

Tungsten vs. Titanium

Mens wedding bands have evolved greatly with the introduction of Tungsten and Titanium jewelry. Tungsten and Titanium rings are considered alternative metals and lumped together in the jewelry industry. However, there are many distinguishing characteristics between the two metals that people don't know about. Tungsten carbide's superior traits differentiate it from Titanium and have launched tungsten carbide rings to become the hottest, fastest growing men's wedding ring market segment in the world!

Here are some key areas where tungsten carbide wedding bands are superior to titanium rings:

  • Titanium cannot be polished to the same high gloss mirror-like finish of Tungsten Carbide, but tungsten can also be finished in numerous other less shiny styles, such as satin, brushed or matte finish, which are popular with titanium styles.
  • Tungsten carbide wedding bands are four times harder than Titanium rings and Titanium can be bent and is very easily scratched, while tungsten carbide cannot.
  • The weight of Titanium is light like plastic and makes them feel cheap. Tungsten carbide, on the other hand, has the same luxurious heft as precious metal rings, such as platinum.
  • The manufacturing process of Titanium is easily produced using cheap materials and does not require much machining. Tungsten carbide ring manufacturing involves combining multiple elements and intense heat, as well as a complicated labor-intensive process to alloy, forge and machine each ring.

Other Tungsten Rings vs. Our Tungsten Carbide Rings

We offer extremely high quality tungsten carbide wedding bands, that not only focus on quality of materials, but also quality of craftsmanship that most other retailers overlook. All of our tungsten carbide rings are cobalt-free (rings containing cobalt can irritate the skin, can crack or shatter under pressure and are easily scratched). Our rings use superior nickel binder to avoid those problems. Our wedding bands go through a 19 point quality control process that examines material composition and quality of craftsmanship. This not only ensures a durable product, but a ring that is well designed, feelsgreat to wear and fits properly.

We constantly scour the wedding ring industry for the best selling styles and we listen to our customers. This means we have the best selling styles and if a style doesn't exist before, but customers want it, we get it made in tungsten carbide. We guarantee you'll be pleased with your new ring or your money back! You will also get the industry's best lifetime guarantee when you buy one of our tungsten carbide rings. This shows we are confident in our products.

Why Cobalt is Dangerous!

Other Companies sell rings with Cobalt in them and DO NOT disclose this! They do this because it is cheaper and easier to produce. Rings containing Cobalt can develop a negative reaction to your skin and are of a lesser quality. They can crack or shatter when put under pressure and be easily scratched. Do not trust any rings made with Cobalt!

Custom Engraving

Only at Eternal Tungsten can you get a truly custom engraving on your tungsten ring. It is possible to have any of our rings engraved using our laser engraver. We offer more fonts and symbols than anyone else. If you want a font that we don't have on our drop down menu, just let us know the name of the font and we'll find it for you. The cost for engraving is $19.99 per ring, and will not delay your order since we have our own machine on site. We are able to engrave up to 30 characters per ring (including spaces). We are also able to engrave any image you want.

Interesting Facts About Tungsten Carbide Rings and Wedding Bands:

  • Tungsten Rings are the most wear-resistant rings available on the planet.
  • Tungsten is about 10 times harder than 18K Gold, 5 times harder than tool steel, and 4 times harder than titanium. Tungsten measures between 8 and 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. (Diamonds are a 10 - the highest.)
  • Due to their extreme hardness, Tungsten Rings will hold their shape and shine longer than any ring on the market.
  • Tungsten rings are permanently polished rings, meaning they will never lose their finish and need to be re-polished.
  • In the event of an emergency, a ring can be removed by a medical professional. They do this by cracking the ring into two pieces and removing it. Cutting is not feasible.
  • Each Tungsten ring is individually hand-crafted using assorted diamond abrasives and polycrystalline diamond tooling.

The Manufacturing Process

Tungsten with carbon and other elements, such as nickel are ground into a powder and then compressed with high heat and pressure dies to form a ring blank.

The blank is then fired in an oxygen-free furnace at an amazing 6,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This process, called sintering, creates the hardest metal alloy used in the jewelry industry. The ring is then cut and shaped using diamond tools with up to 40 total separate steps required for completion. The cutting and shaping of a tungsten ring is similar in many ways to the cutting and polishing of a rough diamond.

Precious metal Inlay rings with gold, silver or platinum are created by grinding a channel in the center of the ring and precisely swaging the metal into the channel under extreme pressure.

The ring is then skillfully polished with diamond polishing tools and wheels creating a permanent luster and polish not possible with other metals. A tungsten carbide ring will remain polished forever, and is virtually impossible to scratch. It is a unique metal that appeals to people who want a ring that is maintenance free and affordable.

History of Tungsten

The word Tungsten in Swedish and Danish means "heavy stone." The current name for the element is Wolfram and was founded by Peter Woulfe in 1779 who examined wolframite. Gold, silver and platinum like Tungsten, is element #74, are heavy elements. It is naturally occurring and is an important element responsible for the development of human civilization. Without tungsten we would not have the filament inside the incandescent light bulb. Tungsten gives the filament the toughness and resilience exceeding any other metal. In 1922 the Germans developed Tungsten Carbide as the material used in making better cutting tool bits for precision milling and cutting of steel. Tungsten has the highest melting point of all the elements at 6,700 degrees F (3,420 degrees C). Its permanent attributes deem it to be the hardest metal on the planet. Today tungsten carbide is used throughout the world. Although its primary application is in the mechanical industry, it is quickly gaining popularity as a durable, long lasting, material used in jewelry.

About Comfort Fit Rings

All of our rings are comfort fit on the inside of the ring. This means there is a slight roundness to the inside of the ring allowing the center part to fit closer to the finger than the outer edges. A comfort fit ring will fit looser on the finger because it is not flat on the inside but rather rounded. If you cannot get properly sized please fill out our FREE RING SIZER form and we will mail you a ring finger sizer - absolutely free!