In the last decade or so, titanium has taken up the gauntlet and joined the other precious metals in the fiercely competitive arena of wedding band rings. This is mostly due to its durability, affordability, and stylish gunmetal gray color.
To make wedding rings, jewelers most commonly use a precious yellow alloy of gold, hardened with copper and silver or tin and bismuth. Platinum and white alloys of gold are also used, although the slightly yellow “white” gold alloys of the past have been largely replaced by a cheaper nickel-gold alloy, covered with a thin plating of rhodium which must be reapplied after some years of wear.
Titanium, sometimes called the “space age metal,” has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water and chlorine) transition metal with a silver color.
The titanium wedding band ring is extremely popular. However, marrying couples are also beginning to use stainless steel, which has the same durability as a platinum or titanium ring, but can accept a finer finish. Bloggers speaking about titanium wedding band rings can be found at sites like titanium ring-x and black titanium rings.Powered by Sidelines