Tungsten Carbide TC850 is the originally patented formulation and only available at licensed retailers. Nothing else compares to the structural strength and weight of TC850, which is solid, strong, scratch resistant and forever polished.
Tungsten Carbide can be found at many jewelers, most notably as the primary material in men's wedding bands. When used as the primary material in a wedding band, the ring appears with a lustrous dark grey hue often buffed to a mirror finish. The finish is highly resistant to scratches and scuffs, holding its mirror-like shine for years. It is possible to inlay other materials such as precious metals and woods.
Tungsten is a hard and dense metal known on the periodic table of elements as Wolfram. Tungsten Carbide is the combination of Tungsten with Carbon. It melts at an extraordinary 6,100 degrees Fahrenheit - the highest melting point of all metals. Tungsten is predominately used in high tech machinery, aerospace and high temperature applications. Once combined with carbon, the resulting material, tungsten carbide, is ten times harder than gold and has a hardness between 8.5 and 9.5 on the Mohs(1) hardness scale. In addition, TC850 is four times harder than titanium, twice as hard as steel, virtually scratch resistant and hypoallergenic.