White tungsten is the ideal choice for men and women who prefer their wedding bands to have the same white metal color as platinum or white gold while keeping the durability associated with tungsten wedding bands. Through years of research, our manufacturers have created the perfect wedding ring for men and women. It combines the beauty and luxury of platinum-group metals with the durability of tungsten carbide wedding bands. A unique manufacturing process bonds rhodium, a platinum-group metal, to tungsten. This process makes the tungsten white like the color of platinum.
At Larson Jewelers, we have a large selection of wedding rings for sale here on our website. When you purchase one of our white tungsten rings, you are getting the same great manufacturer-backed lifetime warranties as with our regular tungsten rings. White tungsten is the ideal wedding band for women who want their wedding band's color to match more closely with their engagement ring or men who prefer a white tungsten carbide ring with the color of white gold but with more strength and durability. Additionally, if you are on a budget and want a quality option at a discount price, you'll find that the cost of a white tungsten ring is much more affordable than the price of a comparable platinum one.
Scratch-resistance is one of the many appealing features associated with white tungsten wedding bands. This feature is related to how white tungsten rings are made. White tungsten is made by using a thermal spray coating. This means the platinum-group metal is heated to a semi-molten state and then sprayed onto the tungsten ring at super-high velocity. This forms a coating that is not easily scratched off because the material is embedded into the tungsten ring and becomes one with it. In general, tungsten is classified as a transition metal, which is very hard, resists scratching, and has a high melting point. This is the reason why tungsten is such a durable metal. There are numerous other reasons why people choose to buy white tungsten wedding bands.
White tungsten is also an excellent choice for the small percentage of the population that has a nickel allergy, for example. Regular tungsten rings contain nickel. Although the amount is less than the nickel content in most other jewelry, in extreme cases, some people may still develop an allergic reaction to tungsten jewelry. White tungsten is plated with a platinum-group metal, and platinum-group metals are the most hypoallergenic metals. The plating on white tungsten rings acts as a protective barrier. Therefore, when you are wearing a white tungsten ring, your skin is never in contact with regular tungsten. This is kind of like the sheet metal of your car being covered in paint so it cannot react and form rust.
If you've decided on a ring to order, you can contact customer support using our online live chat feature, by email, or by calling us toll-free. Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding white tungsten in general or about our white tungsten carbide wedding bands.