How to Break a Tungsten Carbide Ring

You may have heard that a tungsten carbide ring is unbreakable. This would have some good and bad effects. Having a wedding ring that would never bend, crack, scratch, or get marred would be a benefit. Tungsten carbide rings are not indestructible. In case of emergency, you can remove them with relative ease. Just don't drop your wedding band on a hard surface - any Tungsten Carbide band (no matter who makes it) is brittle. It will crack, chip or even shatter upon impact with a hard surface or object.


  1. 1
    Get a vise.
  2. 2
    Place your finger down inside the vise. Make sure the ring is in the middle of the vise.
  3. 3
    Tighten the vise. Tighten the vise until it grips the ring well.
  4. 4
    Break the ring. Give the vise a good final twist to crack the ring apart.
  5. 5
    Loosen the vise. Loosen the vise a bit.
  6. 6
    Pull out your hand. Remove your hand from the vise. The ring is broken! Hopefully not your vows!!


  • If you feel insecure about doing this yourself, just go to the doctor's. They will have the equipment to remove the ring.
  • If you don't have a vise, a pair of vise-grip pliers will work too.


  • Stop tightening the vise after the ring breaks. You don't want to pinch your finger.
  • The key is to remove the ring quickly. If you can't find a vise-just go to the doctor's office.

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