Tungsten Carbide is 10 times harder than 18K Gold … 5 times harder than steel … and 4 times harder than Titanium. Tungsten measures between 8-9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale (Diamonds are a 10 - the highest on this Scale).
Why is this important? Tungsten Carbide rings have been referred to as the ring with the “permanent shine”. They simply will not wear like gold or silver where the original pattern and design disappears through the years. Tungsten Carbide rings tend to maintain a forever, shiny finish.
All Triton branded rings made with patented TC.850 Tungsten Carbide pass a stringent assurance test with certified laboratories to ensure they are made with nickel-based binders and are cobalt-free.
These certified laboratories test/assay for nickel release assuring the hypoallergenic properties of the material. Triton Tungsten Carbide products are also compliant with European standard EN1811:1999 for nickel release.
Triton has been recognized with 7 patents for their extraordinary 30-step finishing process using only nickel-based binders and their proprietary Tungsten formula.
Is it any wonder that Triton Tungsten Carbide rings come with a written Lifetime Warranty?
Are there products on the market made from inferior brands of Tungsten? Unfortunately the answer is yes. Cobalt binder is far less expensive to use in the manufacturing process but is typically not disclosed by the manufacturer. The result – negative skin reactions and a far more brittle finished product.
Furthermore, if a manufacturer uses pure tungsten, instead of the patented blends used by Tayloright© and Triton, the hardness of the tungsten can be compromised resulting in scratches, mars and dents over time.
Both the Tayloright© and Triton brands are hypoallergenic due to certified test results of final nickel content of under .500ppm (parts per million).
Tungsten Rings, since 2004