Tungsten Carbide pendants and necklaces by XtremeJewelers of Southwest Distributing Inc.
What's the difference between Tungsten jewelry and Tungsten Carbide jewelry?
Some Tungsten bracelets and Tungsten pendants do not include Carbide. (Some of the retailers still call them Tungsten Carbide however, so be careful.) A Tungsten only piece is basically only steel. It is hard, but NOT scratch proof.
A Tungsten Carbide bracelet or a Tungsten Carbide pendant can only be scratched by a diamond or a product containing the mineral corundum. If you see a Tungsten piece that has carved details this bracelet/pendant does not have Carbide - it is a tungsten only piece. Therefore, it will scratch.
Should I be concerned with Cobalt in my jewelry? YES, absolutely !
Many Tungsten and Tungsten Carbide bracelets and pendants have Cobalt in them. The alloy containing Cobalt is easier to procure and bracelets and pendants containing Cobalt are being commonly sold. However, Tungsten bracelets and Tungsten pendants containing Cobalt will develop a negative react to your skin. After a short time the Colbalt will develop oxidation spots that cannot be removed or polished out. This is due to the Cobalt reacting to the human body. You can easily prevent this from happening by purchasing one of our Cobalt free Tungsten Carbide bracelets and pendants.
All of our Tungsten Carbide bracelets and Tungsten Carbide pendants are cobalt free.