Tungsten Carbide Ring has the main property “tungsten” metal that signifies strength and commitment. For this reason, Tungsten Carbide Rings has become ubiquitous to contemporary men’s jewellery and fashion. Because of Tungsten ring’s gaining popularity over
the traditional precious metal rings such as gold, platinum, and silver, you may want to educate yourself on how these unique
rings are made.
Tungsten Carbide is a chemical compound of Tungsten and carbon atoms. Tungsten Carbide in its natural form is ground to fine grey powder. In this form, the Blank Ring will be made. The powder form is poured into the machine then it is mixed and binded with nickel and extruded. While it’s still soft, this carbide mixture will be pressed into a mould to form a round cylinder shape then the mould will be heated up to about 6200 degrees Fahrenheit. This patented process is usually referred
to as sintering.
After it’s been shaped, the tungsten carbide at this time is still a rough and black piece of metal. The next process is to polish it using a diamond polishing tool. Due to its hardness, the regular polishing tool use for precious metals such as gold,
silver and platinum cannot sustain the challenge to polish tungsten carbide rings. The blank ring will then undergo 40 separate steps to achieve the perfect polished gradually. Cutting or shaping tungsten Carbides is similar to cutting and shaping a diamond, where skillfully polished with diamond polishing wheels, just repetitively polish and chiselled. Eventually, it does create a permanent lustre and sheen that is not possible with other precious metals. The tungsten rings will stay forever polished and virtually impossible to scratch.
Before starting the designs, first, the ring size is being captured correctly. There are a lot of styles that can be made with a tungsten carbide ring.
One process is engraving the design to the ring. The tungsten carbide is now firmly placed in the machine where the laser engraving process will begin. Due to the hardness of tungsten carbide, it is recommended to use a laser to ensure precision and clarity of a design. That’s why most of the jewellery makers use a state of the art laser equipment to put a custom message and design on each of the rings. This machine is usually controlled by a computer to cut into the surface of the ring.
The finished design is clean and permanent.
Another designing process is setting up precious stones like diamonds to a Tungsten carbide ring. Same with engraving design, a high power machine is also used to cut a hole into the ring, then the diamond or other precious stones is then placed into the ring, and a stainless steel setting is placed on top to secure the stone in place. Some tungsten carbide ring also has an inlay design. Other metals like silver, gold, platinum, stones, carbon fibre and ceramic are inlayed unto the blank ring to produce a groovy and unique Tungsten Carbide Ring.