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Making the Correct Mens Tungsten Wedding Bands Decisions

December 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Society

Wedding rings were traditionally made from gold, however gold in its purest form is very soft. In fact, rings made from pure gold, or 24 carat gold to be more precise, only last 3-4 years before becoming extremely thin and fragile. For this reason, gold is combined with other metals to form an alloy. Gold alloys come in a range of purities. As I have mentioned, 24 carat gold (99.99% gold) is very soft. Alternatives include 22 carat, 18 carat,14 carat and 9 carat. Over the years 18 carat gold has been the alloy of choice for women and 9 or 14 carat for men. Men traditionally work in areas (such as construction) that are not friendly to jewelry so a harder alloy was the preference.