Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of owning TrewTungsten® Bands?
Hardness, assuring long lasting beauty. Permanently Polished® TrewTungsten® Bands take a brilliant high polish and resist scratching longer than any metal ever offered to the public. Roughly ten times harder than 18k gold and four times harder than Titanium.
What are Tungsten and Tungsten Carbide?
Tungsten, previously referred to as Heavy Stone, is a very hard and dense metal symbolized by a W or #74 on the periodic elements table that is extracted from Wolframite ore. Tungsten is used as the filament wire in most light bulbs because it melts at an extraordinary 6,200 degrees F. When Tungsten is processed with carbon and other elements it is transformed into Tungsten Carbide (WC), between 8 and 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. A similar formulation of this super hard composite metal has been widely used for over 50 years as a cutting tool for industrial applications. A special formulation of Tungsten Carbide has been used as well for the production of scratch proof wrist watches for over forty years.
What benefits in design does TrewTungsten® offer?
Highly polished facets that will remain Permanently Polished® The light reflected by Trew Tungsten's unique patented faceted exterior is incomparable with any other band today. Conventional bands look beautiful when they are new because the design details and edges are sharp and polished. Give these same rings 12 months of everyday wear and tear and the entire look and most of the design details will be worn down and dull, even with platinum.
Will these rings ever scratch, and if so can the scratches be removed?
Solid TrewTungsten® Bands possess the hardest surface of any ring in history, but in time will develop small micro-scratches on the surface (similar to how a cut and polished Sapphire gemstone would wear in time), but they will not be obvious or diminish the rings luster. Of course the softer gold and platinum inlaid sections in some rings will in time develop a texture and offer wearers the look of an attractive contrast between a high brilliant polish and a soft natural colored texture.
What if a TrewTungsten® Band gets stuck on your finger, can it be safely removed if necessary?
Yes, first try removing by soaking your hand in a bowl of ice water for a minute or two, then apply a heavy lubricant like petroleum jelly on the finger between the ring and the knuckle, hold the ring with a cloth and gently pull with a rocking motion. If pulling doesn't work, TrewTungsten® bands are engineered to be safely and easily removed in case of emergency. View the recommended removal procedure as written by Dr. Stanley Hajduk.
TrewTungsten® Bands are Engineered to be Maintenance Free
The factory recommends avoiding the following damage resulting problems; engraving, sizing, drilling, stone setting, polishing, boiling, steaming and cleaning with harsh chemicals.