Tungsten has never been considered a precious metal like gold or silver and was not mined for its beauty. Tungsten has been mined since the 18th century for its strength. It is stronger than steel, and when added to other alloys, it is an incredible reinforcement.
Tungsten is known for its robustness and has the highest melting point of all known elements. Its density and hardness have found uses in military applications as well as radiation shielding and jewelry. While these properties make it difficult to work with, it is worth it to create a piece of jewelry that is strong and durable.