Nowadays, there are many kinds of jewelry materials on the market, from the early gold, silver, copper, etc. to the current stainless steel, tungsten steel, etc., different materials have their own advantages and disadvantages. Gold and silver are expensive, and their hardness is very low, they are easily corroded and require careful maintenance. Copper is cheaper than gold and silver, but it is also susceptible to oxidation. However, later popular products such as tungsten steel and stainless steel are inexpensive and not easily damaged. Do you know what tungsten steel is? What is the difference between tungsten steel and stainless steel? How to clean and maintain tungsten steel jewelry?
What is tungsten steel
Tungsten steel is a sintered composite material consisting of at least one metal carbide.
Tungsten steel has many points, such as good heat, wear and corrosion resistance, and relatively high hardness even at high temperatures.
Common types of tungsten steel jewelry include rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings and watch chains, etc.
Most people choose a tungsten ring as their wedding band, what makes it so popular?
Advantages of tungsten steel jewelry
- Tungsten steel is generally in the 8.5-9.5 hardness tier. Tungsten steel is four times harder than titanium and twice as hard as steel. So it is basically zero scratch. The hardness of this material is close to that of natural diamonds and is not easily worn, making it very popular among consumers.
- Tungsten steel has high brilliance, and it is able to fully glow with gem-like color and brilliance after being highly polished, with mirror-like brightness.
- Tungsten steel has the advantage of being able to withstand mechanical impacts. After research, tungsten steel can produce tungsten steel particle ring mouth, tungsten steel shell, etc. They can be polished into a variety of angular patterns, styles and fashions.
How to clean tungsten steel
Step 1. Materials what you will need
Prepare mild soap, water, cotton swabs, cotton cloth and toothbrush.
Pour a few drops of mild hand sanitizer or liquid soap into the water and stir well. It is the best cleaner for tungsten jewelry because it does not contain harmful chemicals such as bleach or ammonia, which are found in conventional cleaners and can damage the ring.
If there are no complicated ornaments such as carvings, you can directly wipe it with a cotton cloth dipped in soapy water. You can use a cotton swab to clean the areas where the cotton cloth cannot be wiped. If it is a jewelry that is not easy to clean, you can gently brush it off with a toothbrush. It is worth noting that you must choose a soft toothbrush. Hard brushes may also cause damage to the surface of the jewelry.
After cleaning the dirt with soapy water, remember to rinse it off with clean water, and then use a clean and dry cotton cloth to dry the jewelry.
What’s the difference between tungsten steel and stainless steel
First, Tungsten steel and stainless steel have different hardness. Tungsten steel is much harder than stainless steel, so tungsten jewelry is better able to resist dents and scratches. Second, They have different densities. Tungsten carbide has a density of 15.6 g/cm^3 and stainless steel has a density of 7.7 g/cm^3, which means that if you make two identical ornaments, one of each material, the tungsten ornament will be much heavier.
Jewelry of different materials has different advantages and disadvantages. If you want elegant, beautiful, and hard-wearing jewelry, tungsten steel jewelry is your best choice. View more in tungsten steel collection.