Never before has any metal, style or colour had such a big impact on the male jewellery market as the Tungsten ring.
Tungsten rings are 10 times harder than gold, 4 times harder than titanium and the most scratch resistant of metals. They are considered one of the most popular rings in the world today because they provide style, toughness and comfort to last a long time.
Any coloured tungsten carbide ring, other than its natural silver colour, is achieved through a process called ion plating. This is true for all tungsten jewellery in the world. Ion plating is a process by which a surface is bombarded with atomic sized energetic particles in a vacuum to deposit a hard coating of compound materials that results in a desirable colour.
The process is vastly superior to traditional “wet” plating methods (like electroplating) due to its increased bonding strength.
Plated tungsten rings are still highly scratch-resistant (comparable to titanium in hardness), but not as resistant as natural silver tungsten carbide. Please keep this in mind when purchasing your coloured Tungsten ring. Rose gold tungsten can change colour and lose its rosy hue when exposed to prolonged moisture: a natural and thus unavoidable physical property of the real gold powder used in the ion plating process.