When it comes to picking the right mens wedding band there’s a lot of choice. One of the more popular choices is tungsten. But just what makes a tungsten wedding band so great?
Tungsten Carbide is a mixture of tungsten and carbon. It’s a material that is almost as hard as diamond but a lot less flashy, making it an ideal choice for a men’s wedding band. The toughness also makes it last a very long time. What better way to symbolise an eternity together with your loved one than a ring built to last decades? When you buy your tungsten wedding band, or indeed any wedding band, you should consider getting a wedding band finishes applied to it.
Wedding Band Finishes
A wedding band finish is, as the name implies, a finishing touch that really adds some uniqueness to your tungsten wedding band. Some of them also have more practical uses such as providing a protective layer against the elements. There are a lot of different choices when it comes to finishes so just pick the one most suited to your tastes. Here are a few of the choices available.
A polished finish is the most basic and common type of finish used today. It makes your ring very shiny and reflective. With a good polished finish you can even see your face in the ring. The downside is that scratches are more noticeable but this isn’t the case with tungsten wedding bands. The scratch resistant nature of tungsten is a real benefit here.
A satin finish is as smooth as a polished finish but isn’t reflective. It’s more like foggy glass, such as a bathroom mirror after someone takes a shower. It’s a good choice for people who want a smooth wedding band but don’t want the shininess of a polished finish.
The hammered finish is a very popular choice for men’s wedding bands. It gives that level of smooth and shininess while also adding a unique flair. The hammered finish creates dimples on the wedding band that look like they were made by hammer blows, hence the name.
The sandblasted finish is pretty much the opposite of all the other finishes. It’s not shiny or even smooth. Sandblasting a ring involves etching it with a bead-blaster to create a grainy look and feel. It kind of feels like sand, which is how it got the name. It has a really nice feel to it and is very unique as most wedding bands lean towards smoothness.
These are just some examples of the different kinds of finishes available for tungsten rings and, indeed, any kind of mens wedding band there is. The jeweller that you get your wedding band from would be happy to discuss them with you and even provide you with examples of the different finishes and the effects they have.