Titanium and Tungsten Rings: Can they be cut in an Emergency?
One of the appeals of Titanium is its immense hardness. And Tungsten Carbide is even harder! This means your rings don't get scratched as often, and look great longer. Especially Tungsten, it's VERY difficult to scratch Tungsten. But are there some drawbacks to this great strength?
Every now and then we get a question from a customer that's concerned whether the ring can be cut of in case of an emergency. And the simple answer is YES.
Hospital Emergency rooms have the necessary equipment to cut a ring off in the event of an emergency. Titanium and Tungsten have become quite popular and emergency rooms, in general, have encountered them before.
Although very strong, Titanium Rings can be cut of quite easily with the right tool
Tungsten-Carbide is an extremely hard substance. In fact, we have seen Tungsten rings that have been worn for a few years with no scratches! And Although tungsten is super hard, it can shatter (just like a diamond, which is the hardest substance on earth). With a hard enough jolt from a hammer, a tungsten ring will break off.
Although almost all Emergency Rooms have the right equipment to cut off Tungsten and Titanium Rings, it is a possibility that your local ER does not. Dreamland Jewelry cannot guarantee availability at your local hospital. Please check with your local hospital to be certain.
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