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Why make Rings using Tungsten Carbide?

 Tungsten carbide is the only rare and exotic metal that can be permanently polished.

The polish and finish will last as long as your commitment to each other.

With gold, platinum and even titanium rings, you will notice varying degrees of scratching, denting and surface marks.

However, with our tungsten jewelry , the surface will maintain it's beautiful, original finish, forever.

Tungsten carbide is a unique space-age alloy with a distinctly masculine look and feel.

Tungsten has an unmistakable dark gun metal gray color and an invincible high gloss that put it in a class apart from any other precious metal.

Many people also enjoy the heavy weight of a tungsten ring. The enduring polish of a tungsten ring together with the solid weight, speak of commitment, security and an everlasting bond

 What is the difference between Tungsten and Tungsten Carbide rings and other Tungsten Rings?

 BlueHill offers only the highest-quality tungsten carbide products, enforcing standards most choose to ignore.

For example, all BlueHill tungsten rings are cobalt-free (rings combining cobalt and tungsten together can irritate the skin, can crack or shatter under pressure and are easily scratched).

BlueHill rings also pass through a rigorous quality-control inspection and are designed for the best look, feel and fit.

The well established BlueHill rings line hosts a variety of styles and finished to suit everyone's unique tastes.

These rings have been professionally designed to appeal to everybody.

 Should I be concerned with Cobalt in my Tungsten Ring?

Absolutely YES!

Many tungsten and tungsten carbide rings have cobalt in them.

The tungsten carbide alloy containing cobalt is easier to procure and rings containing tungsten with cobalt are commonly sold.

However, when tungsten carbide rings are made combining tungsten with a cobalt binder, they develop a negative reaction to your skin.

Why Cobalt Chrome?

Cobalt Jewelry is the perfect combination of high scratch resistance and shatterproof in an everyday ring, making cobalt wedding bands perfect for the most important ring you’ll ever wear.

Gold rings can scratch easily and even bend out of shape over time. 

Cobalt rings maintain their shine and finish by being resistant to scratching, and being many times harder than gold are much more difficult to bend from their original shape.

A durable alloy able to be crafted into a variety of styles and finishes, cobalt chrome rings are worthy of representing the commitment, security and everlasting nature of your bond to one another.

What is Cobalt?

Cobalt is found at number 27 on the periodic table. It is an element that has been used in jewelry since ancient times (mainly to create a cobalt blue pigment), and is not found isolated in nature.

Taken from the German kobold, which means “goblin ore,” cobalt was originally named by German miners. Because cobalt is not found alone in nature, it must be mined and reduced from other combined materials to gain the raw product. In most cases, cobalt is found during the copper or nickel mining process.

Cobalt Chrome, like tungsten carbide, is alloy.  The combined elements of Cobalt Chrome result in a metal that is both extremely strong and durable. This allows Cobalt Chrome rings to not only be highly scratch resistant but malleable enough to be worked into a wide array of styles, making Cobalt Chrome perfect for adding stones like diamonds to your ring.

Aside from Cobalt Chrome wedding bands, cobalt was already used widely through out the medical and dental industries. Cobalt Chrome is hypoallergenic and bio-compatible making it perfect in bone, joint and dental transplants. Now in the form of Cobalt Chrome wedding band and Cobalt rings, cobalt provides customers with a highly durable band strong enough to resist chipping and cracking.