Tungsten in its raw form is a hard steel-grey metal found mainly in China, Vietnam and Russia. However, there is also a large deposit on the edge of Dartmoor in the UK! Most of the mined Tungsten is used in the production of hard materials, most-commonly as Tungsten Carbide cutting tools, due to it's high melting point and hard-wearing properties. Most households will have Tungsten elements in light bulbs or as heating elements in toasters.
EASE OF WEAR AND CARE
With the highest tensile strength, highest melting point and highest thermal conductivity of all our metals, Tungsten is seriously hard - nearly three times harder than Titanium and ten times harder than 18ct gold! It is one of our heaviest rings and has a bright, sparkly lustre which contrasts to the dark grey colour. Known as the 'forever polished' ring, it won't lose it's finish.
Due to Tungsten’s high tensile strength, specialist diamond-tipped tools are required to cut off in an emergency and care must be taken when coming into contact with delicate surfaces. Tungsten's extreme strength means it is hard wearing, however it can be brittle and can be damaged if dropped on a hard surface. We would also not advise wearing Tungsten whilst operating heavy machinery or at high temperatures, such as welding.