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Hi there, will the black plated part scratch?
It could possibly - the reason for this is that black tungsten is made by shooting tiny particles of titanium zirconium alloy, which is black in color, at an extremely high velocity so that the particles embed themselves into the surface of the tungsten ring. It is this titanium alloy that gives the black color to black tungsten rings. While tungsten itself is extremely scratch resistant, black tungsten rings are not as scratch resistant because the outer surface is actually titanium. Titanium is rated a 6 out of 10 on the hardness scale, the Tungsten Carbide underneath is 9 out of 10.