How to Distinguish the Real Tungsten Jewelry from the Fake

Driven by huge profits, there are dishonest merchants who use less expensive metals to make what‘s called tungsten jewelry, so it’s necessary for us to know how to tell the real tungsten jewelry from the fake.
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Aug. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Tungsten carbide is often called as tungsten for short. It’s one of the hardest materials and almost completely scratchproof. Therefore, tungsten jewelry possesses incredible features over other jewelry. They are quite hard and virtually can never be scratched. It will not bend or lose its shape and do not tarnish or fade over time. But driven by huge profits, there are dishonest merchants who use less expensive metals to make what‘s called tungsten jewelry, so it’s necessary for us to know how to tell the real from the fake. Here, followbest.com will introduce some ways to distinguish real tungsten jewelry from the fake. Hope this will be helpful to you.

1. Judge from weight:
Tungsten is a very dense metal and it has much higher density than titanium does. So you must feel weight when holding or wearing tungsten rings or other jewelry; otherwise, if you feel it’s quite light, it must be fake tungsten jewelry.

2. Judge from hardness
As we have said earlier, tungsten measures 8-9M in Mohs hardness scale, only next to natural diamond (10M-the highest). It’s ten times harder than18K gold, 4 times harder than titanium and 5 times harder than stainless steel. Due to its hardness, it virtually can never be scratched. Actually nothing except the diamond can scratch tungsten. Please take a blade or other hard objects and scratch on the surface of  tungsten jewelry. If it can be scratched, it is a fake.
 
3. Judging from appearance
Real tungsten jewelry is cold silver in color. But after high polish process, tungsten jewelry (if not brushed) has unmatched gloss and luster, which shines like diamond does. If the surface is dim and dark, it must not be realtungsten jewelry.
4. Judge by time
With special treatment, tungsten jewelry is highly resistant to wear and corrosion. Under normal circumstances, it won’t tarnish or fade due to oxidation and maintains as polished as new over time. If used after a period of time, the jewelry becomes rusted, gets marble veins or even fades, then it must be fake.

With explanations above, you now have the basic ability of distinguishing real tungsten jewelry from the fake by yourself and know deeper about tungsten jewelry. If you like tungsten jewelry, you are most welcome to visit our website http://www.followbest.com to have a look and choose tungsten rings, pendants, bracelets…etc you like.

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