Not in jewellery, but I have worked with tungsten, not a very
Not only is it hard (and I mean HARD), but it is also quite brittle.
It can be bent, but that should be done hot (IIRC @800’C, or at or
just above the Curie point). It will take a nice polish but it isn’t
a truly shiny metal, think more like haematite.
It can be silver soldered or brazed, but in both cases the seams are
overly obvious, side note I’ve never done this though.
It is hard on abrasive tools (the only real way to work it) and
diamond is the better choice in this.
I suppose that as a contrast metal it would work quite well, but you
have to keep in mind the quirks of the stuff, and engineer the piece
to hide any joins etc that you solder.
Well I’m running out of useful info so I’ll leave off here.