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.

NameTungstenTitanium
Symbol
Atomic Number
W
74
Ti
22
Colorsilvery grey-white metallicsilvery grey-white metallic
Example
Hardness Number9/106/10
Melting Point6192 °F3034 °F
Boiling Point10,706 °F​5949 °F
Electrical resistivity52.8 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.