When you want to buy a tungsten ring, you have many options. In the age of online shopping that's the case with everything, obviously; but tungsten bands have only recently become popular, and are slowly becoming the wedding band of choice.
Consumers now have more options than ever. You can find tungsten rings that are as low as $25, and while it might be tempting to go with those rings, there are a couple of things you need to know first.
A lot of merchants put up high quality pictures of their rings, just like we do. However, after you get in the mail what you receive might not exactly be what you were expecting. I'm not saying they would send you a totally different ring - the ring you receive will look a lot like what you saw on their website, but upon closer examination it might just be the case that the ring is actually much lower quality than advertised.
You can't cut corners to make production cheaper on something like a wedding band, period. Even in the simplest forms of design there are tons of details that simply cannot be overlooked without making the ring look very low quality. On most websites the rings you receive will be very crude looking. But that's what you'll get with a $25 ring that was made in China.
Every day something new gets outsourced to China and it's not easy to see "US-Made" things on the market anymore. But when you do see them, that's immediately a huge leg up on the competition when it comes to quality. We offer 100% US-made rings, and are very proud of the fact that our high-res pictures of the rings we carry are EXACTLY what you're going to get!
Simply put, the more man-hours you spend crafting your ring, the better (usually more expensive) your equipment is, and the better trained you are, the better your ring. Here's what to look for in a quality tungsten/ceramic ring.