Triton Tungsten Carbide
Frequently Asked Question
WHAT IS TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE? Tungsten Carbide is a uniquely forged metal used in luxury watches and is perfect for a man’s active lifestyle. It is strong, scratch resistant and will maintain its finish over time with normal use.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE TC.850TM? Triton Tungsten Carbide TC.850 actually stands for a patented formula consisting essentially of 85% Tungsten Carbide yielding a strong, heavy weight, hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant material. This uniquely forged metal is perfect for a man’s active lifestyle (US Patent No. 8,061,033).
WHAT MAKES TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE TC.850TM METAL FORMULA UNIQUE? Triton TC.850 utilizes exclusive patented nano-technology coatings that are applied to the surface of the metal using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) method that results in high scratch-resistance, high wear-resistance and increased hardness and durability. The patented metal’s micro grain structure provides tighter, more compressed molecules, creating the best balance between hardness and its lustrous finish. TC.850 is alloyed with a non-leaching nickel binder for a more radiant color and hypoallergenic properties, and contains chromium that reduces oxidation of the alloy.
WHAT METAL IS THE MOST SCRATCH RESISTANT? Tungsten Carbide and TungstenAIR are the most scratch resistant metal in the jewelry and bridal industries. Both metals are so strong, they are patented (US Patent No. 8,061,033). The material combinations of both Tungsten Carbide and TungstenAIR have strong resilient surfaces that will maintain their finish over time with normal use. All colors of Tungsten Carbide (black, white, classic gray, yellow & rose) and TungstenAIR (black, white) are scratch resistant.
ARE COBALT, STAINLESS STEEL AND TITANIUM AS SCRATCH RESISTANT AS TUNGSTEN CARBIDE? Other contemporary metals are an important part of the jewelry and wedding band industry, however, Cobalt, Titanium and Stainless Steel wedding bands do not have the scratch resistance of Tungsten Carbide.
WHAT IS TUNGSTEN CARBIDE’S VICKER HARDNESS? At 1300 Vikers, or over 8.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, Triton’s Tungsten Carbide TC.850TM is the hardest material available in wedding bands behind a diamond. In comparison, Triton’s Tungsten Carbide TC.850 is 10 times harder than 18K gold and has substantial, luxurious weight similar to platinum.
WHAT IS TUNGSTEN CARBIDE’S NATURAL COLOR? Tungsten Carbide’s natural color is a deep gray. Triton’s Tungsten Carbide is a lustrous gray due to our TC.850TM patented content. Triton offers TC.850 in 5 colors: white, black, classic gray, yellow & rose.
HOW DO THE WHITE TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RINGS GET THEIR COLOR? Triton’s white Tungsten Carbide obtains its lustrous color through a patented nano-technology multi-layered coating applied to the surface of the metal using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) method. The proprietary coating process is specifically designed to enhance the color and provide extra protection and durability to prolong the life and luster of TC.850TM white. Triton’s white Tungsten Carbide is highly scratch, tarnish, wear and fade-resistant and designed to last. (US Patent No. 8,932,437 B2 / 8,927,107 B2 / 8,956,510 B2)
HOW DO THE YELLOW & ROSE TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RINGS GET THEIR COLOR? Yellow & rose
Tungsten Carbide obtain their colors through a proprietary metal blend that includes yellow & rose gold
that helps provide the lustrous look of precious yellow & rose gold with the performance of TC.850TM.
The proprietary metal blend is applied using the same patented multi-layer technical bonding process as
white Tungsten Carbide.
HOW DO THE YELLOW & ROSE TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RINGS MAINTAIN THEIR COLOR? Yellow & rose TC.850TM colors are sealed with a proprietary semi-translucent nano-technology coating that is comprised of rare earth metals and applied using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) method to help
sustain the vibrant and lustrous colors. The proprietary coating and process is specifically designed to
enhance the color and provide extra protection and durability to prolong the life and luster of TC.850
yellow and rose.
HOW DO THE BLACK TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RINGS GET THEIR COLOR? The rich luxurious color
of black Tungsten Carbide results from a durable black Titanium Carbide deposit that is applied using a
physical vapor deposition (PVD) process. The PVD process deposits thin layers of color in a high
temperature, vacuum environment.
ARE ALL TRITON TC.850TM RINGS AVAILABLE IN WHITE, CLASSIC GRAY, BLACK, YELLOW & ROSE? Wehave taken our bestselling styles and made them available in all five colors.
CAN A TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RING BE ENGRAVED? Laser engraving can be applied to any color
– white, classic gray, black, yellow or rose – in the Triton TC.850TM Tungsten Carbide collection.
ARE THE TRITON TUNGSTEN CARBIDE RINGS WARRANTED? Yes. As with all Triton rings, our Tungsten
Carbide rings are covered by the Forever Fit Limited Warranty, which warrants against imperfections in
design, materials and/or workmanship. See your Triton retailer or a Triton warranty card for specific
WHAT CAN I DO IF MY FINGER SIZE CHANGES? All Triton rings, including our Tungsten Carbide rings,
are covered by the Forever Fit Limited Warranty. In addition to being warranted against imperfections in
design, material and/or workmanship, Triton rings will also be replaced if the original owner’s finger size
ever changes. See your Triton retailer or a Triton warranty card for specific details.