Tungsten-vs-titanium

Tungsten vs. Titanium

Which is harder: Tungsten or Titanium?

Tungsten is much harder than titanium, with a ranking about 3 levels above titanium on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

Name Tungsten Titanium
Symbol
Atomic Number
W
74
Ti
22
Color silvery grey-white metallic silvery grey-white metallic
Example
Hardness Number 9/10 6/10
Melting Point 6192 °F 3034 °F
Boiling Point 10,706 °F 5949 °F
Electrical resistivity 52.8 nΩ·m (at 20 °C) 420 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)

Both tungsten and titanium have redeemable qualities that anyone seeking to purchase a ring should consider. Tungsten is known for it's extreme scratch resistance, very high melting point and dark grey/gunmetal appearance. Titanium is very lightweight, ductile and generally cheaper than tungsten rings depending on style and manufacturer.

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