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.