Perfect for modern jewellery, tungsten is also used in lightbulbs, cathode ray tubes, heating elements and rocket engine nozzles. Tungsten carbide tips are found on the end of rollerblading and hiking poles because they offer better traction and less wear.
It is, however, as jewellery that it truly comes into its own bringing a modern and stylish finish to any piece of jewellery. Tungsten men's wedding rings are very fashionable and offer a non-scratch, no-tarnish ring with a shine that will last for a long time. Sometimes Tungsten rings are also set with wood, other metals or gemstones and are the height of modern style and sophistication for any man getting married.
The name Tungsten comes from Swedish and translates as heavy stone, (tung sten). Tungsten was also the old Swedish name for the mineral scheelite and is also known as wolfram. Tungsten has the highest melting point of all metals.
Tungsten like all metal always needs to be kept clean. Always store your jewellery in a pouch if you can, to prevent scratching and use a soft cloth for polishing. At H.Samuel we supply a wide range of cleaning products including sprays and wipes to keep your jewellery as dazzling as the day you bought it.
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