Wedding rings are assumed to be the tangible symbols of the vows of marriage. As your vows are supposed to be strong and everlasting, so too; are the very symbols meant to represent those ideals. Thus when choosing the wedding rings that will be representing those vows you want them to last as long as you expect your marriage to last; a lifetime. These days it might be trendy or in demand to purchase tungsten rings but let it be known these rings will not stand up to the meanings of marriage.
If you ever consider buying a tungsten wedding band you may hear in passing that tungsten carbide is harder and sturdier than just about any other ring out there. This statement can be validated through the Mohs scale of hardness; of which tungsten ranks very high. Even so; this fact is what works against tungsten most when it comes to strength and endurance of tungsten rings.
The real hard truth of the matter is that ultimately tungsten is a brittle and compromising choice of ring. Because it is so hard the amount of force that would misshapen a gold ring might very well shatter the tungsten ring into pieces. Tungsten has no room for malleability to its only option is to fall apart.
Another disturbing fact about tungsten is that once again because it is so hard it cannot be removed so easily in the event of an emergency. If you go to an emergency room with a ring on a swelled finger hospital personnel will commonly saw off a gold or silver ring. This isn’t so with tungsten. In the case of tungsten you need a special set of pliers to literally crack the ring off; which not ever hospital carries. Hopefully you don’t end up at the completely wrong hospital if the time ever arises.
When considering various wedding rings to be the symbols of your marriage vows take a look at the facts about tungsten. You’ll be much better off going with gold silver or platinum. Tungsten rings are cheap and of overall poor quality and only a poorly informed shopper would select one for their marriage.