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Article: Say goodbye to scratches: The best rings for scratch resistance and durability

Say goodbye to scratches: The best rings for scratch resistance and durability

Say goodbye to scratches: The best rings for scratch resistance and durability

A simple guide to the best scratch-resistant rings and wedding bands

Traditional rings like silver, gold, and platinum are beautiful, but they can struggle to handle the daily grind. This guide will help you navigate some of the tough yet stylish alternative options available to you, so you can conquer your day (and keep your ring looking good doing it)

Super scratch-resistant rings: Our top picks

Tungsten Carbide - The undisputed champion of scratch resistance. Boasting an almost diamond-like hardness, tungsten rings are nearly invincible against everyday nicks and scrapes. Affordability and a wide range of styles make it a popular choice for both wedding bands and fashion rings. However, its brittleness means it can crack under extreme pressure, and its weight may not be for everyone.

Titanium - Lightweight and incredibly comfortable, titanium rings offer excellent scratch resistance while being highly resistant to tarnishing. It's a great choice for athletes and those seeking a low-maintenance ring. However, titanium falls short of tungsten carbide in scratch resistance and can be slightly more expensive.

Ceramic - Immune to scratches and incredibly smooth, ceramic rings offer a unique and hypoallergenic option. They come in vibrant colors not found in metals, making them a head-turner. Be mindful though, as ceramic can chip if dropped, and it's generally heavier than other options.

    So which ring should you choose?

    • For ultimate scratch resistance and affordability, tungsten carbide is a good choice. However, be aware of its weight and potential brittleness.
    • For a lightweight and comfortable option with excellent scratch resistance, titanium is a great pick.
    • If you prioritize unique colors and a hypoallergenic material, ceramic could be the best choice. Just be mindful of its potential for chipping.

    Beyond durability

    Ring design

    Low-profile rings that are designed to sit close to the finger offer a distinct advantage in terms of scratch resistance. Their smaller surface area means they're less likely to catch on surfaces, meaning fewer scratches.

    Think of it this way. Compare a 8mm width ring with a much slimmer 2mm width ring. The wider ring has significantly more surface area, creating more opportunities to snag on something. Opting for a low-profile design minimizes these potential contact points.


    Due to their extreme hardness, tungsten carbide rings cannot be easily cut or removed in emergency situations. This can be a safety hazard if the ring gets caught on machinery or poses a risk of constriction. For high-risk work environments like construction, manufacturing, or emergency services, consider a silicone ring instead. These flexible and comfortable rings break away easily if caught, preventing injuries. 


    The extreme hardness of tungsten carbide makes it difficult to engrave compared to other materials. Engraving details can also weaken the ring structure slightly. If ring engraving is important to you, titanium or ceramic rings would be better options.

    If you have any questions please contact us for advice.