Come and Take Them or Molon Labe Tungsten Carbide rings.
In August of 480 BC, King Leonidas went out to meet Xerxes' Persian army at Thermopylae. Despite being outnumbered 1000 to 1 by some estimates, the Spartans could never abandon their post on the battlefield. At the start of the Battle of Thermopylae, the Persians asked them to put down their weapons, to which the Spartans responded ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, which essentially translates "Come And Take Them."
There are many 2nd amendment supporters that identify with this sentiment, as there has consistently been a lobbying force that believes weapons should only be wielded by government agencies and police, and that the security of your person, home, and family should be entirely dependent on such entities. Despite Supreme Court rulings determining that police have no specific legal duty to protect you (Warren v. District of Columbia), and that the individual has a right to possess a firearm for lawful purposes (District of Columbia v. Heller), these entities continue to press for new laws and regulations which largely create financial burdens and bureacracy that primarily impact peaceful, law abiding citizens. With statistics and arguments abound from both sides, it is unlikely the issue will be settled any time soon. However, whether you prefer a statement piece in the English design or a conversation piece in the Greek design, this quality tungsten ring makes your sentiment clear.
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Tungsten Carbide is highly scratch resistant, and will resist abrasions better than any other metal, but should not be considered scratch proof. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as a ceramic-like metal with incredible wear resistance, which is why it has been used in the tooling, defense, and aerospace industries. Whereas gold has a rating of 3 on the Mohs hardness scale and titanium a 6, tungsten metal rates somewhere between 8 and 9, giving it the best comparable resistance to scratching, and subsequently, tarnishing as well.
This hardness also makes a tungsten ring unbendable, which in an emergency removes the risks related to having a softer metal ring bend and crush around your finger. In the event medical personnel need to remove a tungsten ring and the hand is too swollen to remove it normally, a tool such as vise grips can be employed to snap the ring with negligible collateral damage (especially when compared to having to cut off a gold ring, for example). Subsequently, you should avoid significant impact against hard surfaces (dropping or slamming onto concrete, for example), as Tungsten is not indestructible. Also please be aware our blue, black and gold tone rings are plated. While our plating is vacuum plated which is extremely durable, plating can still be scratched and wear over time.
The many advantages of tungsten, including the wear resistance as well as the smoothness and durability of laser etched designs make for its increasing popularity as wedding bands. We just want to make sure our customers are aware of the facts vs myths when it comes to caring for what to many of our customers is a sentimental keepsake!
Made of Tungsten Carbide
Laser Engraved (design is engraved 1 time)
Package includes: 1 ring, and ring box
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