Traditionally reserved for industrial uses, titanium has only recently been included as a jewelry material and is increasingly popular.
Unlike gold and silver, which are traditionally melted and molded, titanium requires that rings be forged out of a solid block of metal, and therefore titanium rings cannot be resized. For this reason, stones within titanium rings are set differently. They can be "tension set" where the ring is interrupted by a cut, the insides of which are notched to receive and hold with tension a brilliant or square cut diamond or gemstone. Alternatively, a brilliant cut gemstone may be inserted into a cavity carved into the ring.
"Black titanium" rings are frequently offered. It should be noted that the so-called black titanium is but a finish, of unproven durability.
Titanium is available in pure or alloyed form, but there is no reason to increase its strength with alloys for the purposes of jewelry, therefore the purest grade of titanium is the most desirable for this application.
A titanium ring is lightweight and feels warm to the touch; it is easily adopted by the wearer, and its sober coloring is most sophisticated.
In case of a medical emergency, a titanium ring may be cut off, especially if made of the pure material. It is more difficult to cut than gold or platinum, but most emergency rooms are suitably equipped.
It is the perfect material for individuals that suffer from nickel sensitivity.
Ashley's Fine Jewelry - Low prices and great selection.
Edward Mirell - Titanium ring and jewelry designer, men's.
Wes & Gold - Gold and titanium rings
Gillett's - More styles.
Wedding Artifacts - New Zealand jeweler.
Cascadia Design Studio
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