Tungsten is most commonly known as a replacement for gold or platinum. Also known as wolfram, it is harder than gold, meaning it is perfect for jewellery such as rings that can be exposed to a lot of wear and tear. Tungsten is particularly popular in the bridal industry.
In jewellery use, tungsten is mixed with carbon alloys to create tungsten carbide, a technical process that appeals to people who like a story behind their jewellery pieces. This fusion creates a hardy metal that lasts a lifetime with almost no potential for scratches or tarnishing.
Like palladium, tungsten is excellent for those with sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic.
It is important to take care that your tungsten jewellery is not exposed to harsh chemicals such as detergent and household bleach as this will certainly affect the shine and lustre. Remove your jewellery prior to handling cleaning products and your tungsten jewellery will be in an excellent position to stay lustrous for many years to come. If your tungsten jewellery retains some dirt, simply brush with a soft toothbrush and a solution of gentle soap and warm water.