Are you buying a titanium ring as a gift? Are you thinking of getting titanium wedding bands? Do you know the true meanings behind the metal as jewelry? Here is some general information for making such a decision.
Many people, including myself, heard of Titanium for the first time when either a military aircraft or a human joint substitution was mentioned. It seems like jewelers are just running out of new ideas for making new lines of jewelry. Yet, titanium jewelry is one of the fastest growing jewelry industries nowadays and there are actually plenty of justifications to the popularity.
Most people misunderstand that titanium (the element Ti on chemistry periodic table) is a strong metal. In fact, the metal alone is not hard enough for most of the purposes it serves today; it is the alloys that produced from it that offer the superb strength and resistance to heat. Also, Titanium is not considered as precious metal like silver, gold or platinum.
So what makes them so attractive? The most obvious reasons are the superior tensile strength and hardness. A particular grade of Titanium, 6.6.2, composes of a particular mixture of aluminum, vanadium and tin is used in many industrial applications such as aerospace. Therefore, the jewelry made of such (aircraft grade) alloy have no problem of being used every day. In addition, the fact that these rings are much harder and more durable than gold and silver makes it a perfect candidate for symbolizing the eternity of love in a marriage.
Besides traditional uses in wedding, titanium also possesses various properties that allow it to become popular in the fashion jewelry industry. For example, tension set diamond rings in the form of an open circle with a diamond mounted in the openings is one of the most sought after designs that not many metals can be used in. Also, titanium reacts with different chemicals in electrolytic solutions and turns into different colors such as green and blue, a process called anodization. They are therefore much more versatile when it comes to fashion. Finally, titanium can also be combined with traditional metals like gold and silver in the form of inlay..
After all, jewelry is a way of express oneself. Men's titanium rings are for men who would like to stay ahead of the fashion trend and value the subtle inspiration from the effect of technological advances on every aspect of our lives and culture.Check out our men's titanium wedding rings here