Color Tungsten rings, such as black, red, or blue, are still extremely durable, but not as much as silver Tungsten rings. Tungsten rings that are not silver in color are plated. We plate our rings using one of the most advanced processes: ION plating. In short, a titanium nitride layer is added to the ring. This makes the plating harder and chemically stable. ION plating is about 60% more durable than traditional plating. ION plating and traditional plating can be compared to painting a piece of wood. versus staining a piece of wood. Stained wood is going to be much more durable than a piece of painted wood. The stain soaks much deeper into the wood, compared to paint which mostly just sits on top. Rings that are NOT ION plated are like the piece of wood that just has a layer of paint on top.
Our ION plated Tungsten rings can handle a lot of abuse, but they are more prone to scratching versus a silver Tungsten rings.