However, much like every other piece of jewelry, even tungsten carbide wedding bands have their downsides. Their durability, while being the very quality that appeals to many, is also the very thing that can potentially be a problem. Rings made out of tungsten carbide cannot be resized, and you will most definitely need to have an entirely new ring made should there ever come a time when your ring no longer fits! Jewelry stores--especially ones that make tungsten carbide wedding bands--usually offer services that can have your ring replaced according to your new finger sizes.
And while we are all familiar with the ring's incredible durability, this does not mean that the ring itself is truly indestructible. Tungsten carbide rings surely cannot be bent, but they definitely can be cracked. Tungsten is a naturally strong metal, but the presence of carbon makes the material brittle and not as crack resistant as other metals. Just like any other piece of jewelry, you will definitely need to pay attention to when and where you wear your ring, as it may just quite literally crack under pressure while you have it on. Tungsten carbide rings are usually suitable for people with active lifestyles, however, you may want to reconsider having it on especially when you frequently work with your hands. Avoid slamming your ring into hard surfaces, and definitely do not even consider hitting your ring with a hammer.