To find the best tungsten ring you need to look for the 3 Cs. The 3 Cs are the comfort, content and craftsmanship. When all three are present in tungsten rings, then you know that you have found the best one for you. Now let us discuss the three Cs individually.
3Cs of a good ring
It doesn’t matter how beautiful or expensive a ring is if you are not comfortable with it then it will never be right for you. Comfort in a ring depends on three things: the thickness of the ring, the weight of the ring and the width of the ring.
If a ring is too thick for your fingers, then you will be an annoyance. The best tungsten rings are those that make you forget that you are wearing a ring after a while. If a ring is too heavy, then it will also cause discomfort. You will always be reminded that you are wearing a piece of jewelry because of the extra weight.
If a ring is too wide, then there will always be a feeling that something is wrapped around your finger. Find a tungsten ring with the right thickness, weight, and width and you will be comfortable wearing it for life.
The term content as far as tungsten rings are concerned refers to the percentage of tungsten carbide purity. High-quality tungsten rings are composed of tungsten carbide.
Another thing that you need to know is that high-quality tungsten rings contain nickel while lower quality ones contain cobalt. Many people, sellers included, are not aware of the right percentage of tungsten carbide for a tungsten ring to be deemed of high quality.
The current standard is 85% tungsten carbide. If there is too little tungsten carbide, the ring will be soft and will be prone to scratches. So before you buy a tungsten ring make sure to ask the percentage of tungsten carbide in it.
Craftsmanship refers to the look of the ring, and this depends on the creativity and the skill of the jeweler. One of the standards of good craftsmanship used by many is symmetry. This means that one side of the ring should perfectly match the other side. Of course, some designers would deliberately use an asymmetrical design for the ring. Craftsmanship though goes beyond design.
It also refers to how well an idea is executed. Good craftsmanship is reflected in an even finish and consistency. These qualities reveal the amount of work and attention given to the ring.