Wedding bands are invaluable and will accompany you for the rest of your life, so you need to choose carefully. There are various styles of wedding rings in all different materials, colors, finishes, and designs. Which metals are more suitable for making wedding bands? Browse and find the answer.


Tungsten Carbide   

Tungsten carbide is a very hard and slightly brittle material in metallic color. Tungsten is a very heavy metal that is powdery and alloys with other metals to form a ring. It is mainly found in China, with smaller production in Russia, Canada, Bolivia, Austria, Portugal, and Thailand. Due to its industrial tradition, it is considered a "manly" material that is usually found in larger, heavier rings. This silver metal is four times harder than titanium. The tungsten ring creates a dazzling sheen.

tungsten carbide rings

Tungsten is a pure element that is hypoallergenic. So you don't have to worry about allergies. But, if the ring also contains another alloying metal (such as cobalt), it may cause an allergic reaction. The skin usually turns slightly green and the ring shows signs of chemical changes. This situation is dangerous because the fingers in the ring can swell and make it difficult to remove. The purchase of this ring should be ensured to be pure tungsten steel material to avoid these side effects. Tungsten rings in promise no cobalt.

Due to the hardness of the metal, the tungsten wedding ring requires almost no maintenance. However, the size of the tungsten ring cannot be changed, so before buying a tungsten ring, you need to determine the size of the finger. It is best to go to the local jewelry store for accurate measurement.



Titanium is one of the strongest and most scratch-resistant metals in a wedding ring. Titanium is mined in many locations, including Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, Norway, North America and South Africa. Titanium originally used in industrial applications has become a popular wedding jewel, especially for men's wedding rings, because it is very lightweight and sturdy. It's a cool material that can be colored like gold, with a range of colors including black, white and copper. Titanium is hypoallergenic, resistant to most reagents and water, and does not oxidize unless you take it to extremes where extreme humans cannot survive.


For those who are not used to wearing jewelry, wearing a titanium ring may be a refreshing difference compared to a platinum or gold ring. It also creates a modern, unique style that some people want for their rings. Titanium rings are usually inlaid with other metals, usually with polished or satin finishes.



Silver has been evaluated for centuries and is a highly arduous metal in ancient and classical history used to represent wealth and importance, once considered more valuable than gold. Today, it is the most affordable precious metal. Since silver is a very soft metal, it is not practical to use pure silver. Sterling silver is actually pure silver mixed with copper or other metals to make it more durable. Although it is harder than sterling silver, it is still one of the softer metals that can be easily scratched and marked. The most common is Sterling silver, which is indicated by 925. This represents a silver content of 92.5%. Sterling silver can range from bright white to off-white, and can have a matte or shiny sheen.

 sterling silver

Silver is mainly mined in Australia, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Poland and Canada. Silver will lose its luster and need to be cleaned frequently. Store your 925 sterling silver engagement ring in a cool, dry rust-proof bag. Do not dry with tissue or paper towels as they will scratch the sterling silver.


Stainless Steel

This is an affordable metal, it is stainless steel, which means it won't rust and it's hard. It is grey and looks like platinum. The shiny and sturdy stainless steel ring can be polished to give a different look. Either way, some people appreciate the sturdy, modern look of metal. You can easily clean stainless steel jewelry with detergent, water and a soft cloth.

 stainless steel


They consist of sintered silicon or tungsten carbide powder. They are very brittle and break when applied enough force. They are very tough and elastic to scratches, but they are completely impossible to change. They are non-metallic, which makes them hypoallergenic, but again they are fragile.


These metals have their own characteristics and they all apply to your wedding ring. You can choose the perfect personality ring according to your needs.


This article was written by:

Louis Moore

Jewelry Marketing Expert and Analyst

Guest Editor of several jewelry magazines

Over 10 years of marketing experience in the jewelry market

Enjoys long-distance jogging and classical music