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.
|Color||silvery grey-white metallic||silvery grey-white metallic|
|Melting Point||6192 °F||3034 °F|
|Boiling Point||10,706 °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.