Trends in men’s wedding bands (and women’s) are evolving from once a traditional gold, platinum or palladium ring to lesser traditional metals including tungsten carbide, titanium, silver and stainless steel. Tungsten Carbide is the newest to emerge in the market and having the greatest growth increase due to the exceptional properties the metal has. Tungsten has a lasting finish, incredible strength and the metal is virtually indestructible. When tungsten carbide was manufactured into rings it was extremely popular with those that worked with their hands such as construction workers, welders, farmers and steel workers. The rings came in a few traditional ring styles that targeted men only. Now with emerging technology the style possibilities are endless and targeted towards both men and women shopping for their special day. The most popular style options are listed below.
Colored Tungsten Carbide Rings: Colored tungsten consists of black, gold and chocolate. The coloring is plated onto the surface of a tungsten ring to create a fashionable finish manufactured to last. Colored tungsten can have a polished finish or brushed that will be more subdued.
Laser Engraved Tungsten Wedding Rings: Laser engraved tungsten wedding bands are what is commonly seen in most retail stores. Tungsten is laser engraved with designs or wording to create a unique finish on the ring. Laser engraving can easily be customized to fit the needs of the specific customer wanting a special ring.
Carved Rings: Carved tungsten wedding bands are fairly new to the industry and can only be found in a few online retail stores. With carved tungsten the design is carved into the metal to create a beautiful, lasting design that will only look better in time. Popular carved tungsten designs include Celtic knot work, special wording, names and dates.
Tungsten Rings: Tungsten carbide can also come in an endless supply of classic wedding band styles. Specific fits include dome shaped, flat pipe cut, beveled edge and step down edge. Popular finishes include high polished, brushed, Florentine, sandstone and dual toned finishes.
Whichever style that is chosen tungsten carbide will always prove to be a great choice for both men and women. The outstanding durability along with lasting finish will win over more traditional metals. The price point of tungsten is also much lower than gold and platinum making it an easier choice for couples to stay within a strict budget during hard economic times.
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