Why Not Pick a Wedding Band as Strong as Your Love? Try Something Uber-Modern Made from Tungsten Carbide.
There is a good reason that it's used in jewelry-making as as alternative to gold & platinum...not to mention counterfeit gold bars with a thin veneer of gold on the surface. Tungsten Carbide is as scratch-resistant as a diamond (the hardest element on the planet), doesn't need polishing, and will look as good at your Paper Anniversary (your 1st) as your Diamond Anniversary (60th).
On the Moh's scale, here's how the various wedding band metals stack up:
Tungsten Carbide 9
So if you, or your spouse, are at all active, expect that gold band that was so shiny & pretty when you slipped them on each others' fingers at the ceremony to quickly get scratched, bent, & damaged from daily wear & tear. And if you're looking into alternative, do beware of cheap-ass tungsten bands with cobalt: it means they contain a low-quality, alternative binder which easily marrs, corrodes, cracks, and is known to cause skin itchiness & rashes.
Which is why we love Tungsten Affinity which guarantees your ring against scratching, tarnishing, and breakage - plus a 30 Day No Questions return policy.