The Pros and Cons of Titanium Men's Rings
Titanium rings have seen a burst in popularity over recent years. And it’s no wonder given their durability and strength – and the fact that they are remarkably lightweight and easy to wear.
In this post we will put titanium to the test and uncover all the pros and cons. We will look at why more and more people are choosing titanium rings, not just as statement rings, but also as wedding bands.
Could it be that the next ring you choose will be titanium too? Let’s put it through its paces and see what you think.
- Superpowered Titanium
- Exactly How Strong is Titanium?
- Titanium’s Jewel in the Crown – Lightweight
- Durable and Resistant to Rust and Corrosion
- How Easily will a Titanium Ring Scratch?
- Titanium and the Environment
- Great for Allergy Sufferers
- Unique and Original Styles of Men’s Titanium Rings
- How to Look after Your Men’s Titanium Ring
- Titanium – An Affordable Investment
- Always Cool Titanium
- Resizing your Titanium Ring
- Are Titanium Rings Safe?
- Will My Titanium Ring Crack or Break?
- Is Titanium a Good Men’s Wedding Band?
Titanium is phenomenal. It is a metal with superpowers. This is why it is used everywhere – from tennis rackets and bikes, to surgical tools and prosthetics, from jet engines and military equipment to jewellery and men’s rings!
It is not just that is almighty strong (stronger than steel), it is also tremendously lightweight. This is titanium’s jewel in the crown – so strong yet so lightweight.
And if this isn’t enough, titanium is also extremely resistant to all forms of corrosion, and is able to withstand extreme heat.
A titanium ring is super strong, super light, non-corrosive, and unaffected by temperatures. And did I mention that it is also unparalleled in its hyper-allergenic properties.
It also has excellent scratch resistance but more about this later!
Exactly How Strong is Titanium?
Titanium’s remarkable high tensile strength lends itself to use in so many areas including aircraft, armour plating, naval ships, spacecraft, and missiles.
As strong as steel, a titanium ring is tremendously sturdy. Unlike other popular metals such as gold and silver, titanium is not prone to bending or squishing.
This is, of course, crucial if you are a practical man who works with his hands. Or if you put your ring to the limits in your leisure time!
Rings made of metals such as silver and gold tend to bend and lose their shape due to general wear and tear. In contrast a titanium ring can take a battering and will remain in pristine condition.
Without doubt, if you lead an active life, you and your titanium ring will have nothing to worry about. It is so sturdy and tough that it will retain its shape – and will look as good as the first day you tried it on.
Titanium's Jewel in the Crown - Lightweight
Titanium is extraordinarily lightweight. Of course it is much lighter than tungsten carbide, but you may be surprised to know that it is also considerably lighter than gold, or silver. So not only much tougher and more durable, but also lighter.
So, is being lightweight a plus point? This is a question only you can decide.
It is certainly the perfect choice for men who are not so keen on wearing jewellery. It is so lightweight and comfortable to wear, that you will forget you are even wearing a ring!
On the other hand, if you happen to prefer a ring that feels substantial, solid and weighty, you might want to choose a metal such as tungsten carbide. This really is a matter of personal preference.
Durable and Resistant to Rust and Corrosion
You may wonder how long your titanium ring will last. It is actually so remarkably durable, that it will easy last a lifetime.
Swimmers, divers and surfers will be pleased to hear that a titanium ring will not rust or corrode. It can be exposed to water for long periods of time without being effected in the slightest. It is fully resistant against the corrosive affects of both chlorine and salt water. No need to live your ring on the poolside.
How Easily will a Titanium Ring Scratch?
Titanium is significantly more scratch resistant than other metals such as gold, silver, platinum, or palladium.
And although a titanium ring can get scratched, any scratches tend to be surface level and so can be buffed out. Scratches to metals such as gold and platinum will be much deeper and so are more difficult or impossible to buff out.
That said, if you work in construction, or anywhere where you think a ring may be susceptible to scratching, it may be that you need something even more scratch resistant than titanium.
Tungsten is the most scratch resistant of all metals. A material can only be scratched by another material harder than itself. Tungsten is the second hardest material known to humankind, coming in after diamond. That means that diamond is the only thing that can scratch a tungsten ring.
In terms of scratch resistance, titanium is an undoubtedly a strong metal that has extremely good resistance to scratching. Although second to tungsten, it is a solid and dependable option.
Titanium and the Environment
Titanium is found in various ores that naturally occur on the earth. However, titanium is mined so it does have an environmental impact.
However, it is worth noting that titanium tends to be mined in developed countries. This means there are strict regulation standards and laws when it comes to mining practices and extraction methods. This ensures that the environmental impact is kept to a minimum.
The mining of titanium compares well to the mining of metals such as gold, platinum, and palladium which produce excessively large amounts of waste. For example, just one ounce of mined gold can actually create over 20 tons of waste.
Great for Allergy Sufferers
Titanium is an excellent ring choice for people with allergy problems, being 100% hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin.
Titanium is often used in medical implants, in part due to is hypoallergenic properties.
Unique and Original Styles of Men's Titanium Rings
One of the many wonderful things about men’s titanium rings is that they come in so many unique and distinct styles and colours.
Naturally titanium is a white metal with a grey hue. It is somewhat darker than either silver or white gold.
One of the characteristics of titanium is that when oxidised, it can become a range of different colours. Popular colours for men’s titanium rings are silver, black, gold, rose gold, blue, or brown. And these rings can be a combination of colours such as in The Majesty ring pictured above. Other styles are all of one colour.
Some men’s titanium rings feature other materials such as the Forester ring as shown above and below. This titanium ring has a layer of antler set over the titanium.
Other titanium rings for men feature an inlay of a different material such as wood, antler, or opal.
These rings have all the benefits of titanium as well as the uniqueness and originality of a one of a kind ring.
The Euphoria ring, pictured below, is a titanium ring with a three-layer inlay of wood, antler, and opal. This sensational ring is not only stunning beyond compare but practically strong, durable, and with excellent scratch resistance.
Other titanium rings feature an inlay of just one material, such as the Patience ring, as pictured below. This is a titanium ring with an inlay of natural wood. Again, strong, practical, and eye-catchingly stunning.
How to Look after Your Men's Titanium Ring
Your titanium ring needs little to no maintenance over its lifetime. Most men will simply wear their titanium ring and find that there is no need to give it a clean or a polish even.
However, if you are inclined, you can polish your titanium ring from time to time. This will make sure your ring has its original metallic shine. This is a very easy and non-technical process.
You can make a cleaning solution for your titanium ring with washing up liquid or an ammonia cleaner. Avoid harsh cleaning products such as those that contain bleach.
Simply give your ring a soak in the cleaning solution and then afterwards rinse with water.
Next dry the titanium ring with a soft cloth. Very gently rub to give it a polish.
Alternatively, you could simply give your titanium ring a clean with a soft cloth.
Voila, your ring will be back looking as good as new.
Titanium - An Affordable Investment
In terms of jewellery, titanium rings are very affordable and reasonably priced. They are considerably less expensive than gold or platinum.
For example, a similar ring made of platinum can be up to 10 times more expensive than a ring made with titanium.
This difference in price is simply a reflection of the value of titanium compared with metals such as gold or platinum. Titanium is not seen as valuable.
It is important to note that this does not mean that titanium is inferior in its quality, durability, or appearance whatsoever.
A titanium ring is excellent and remarkable value for money. This is a ring that is built to last a lifetime and more. It will not become bent or out of shape. And yet it is highly affordable.
Always Cool Titanium
Titanium is notable as a poor conductor of heat and electricity.
Even when exposed to heat and high temperatures, your titanium ring will not become hot.
Titanium is different to other metals in the sense that it does not feel cold to touch. You can put your titanium ring on in the morning without any discomfort of the ring first being cold.
Likewise, if you are an electrician, or are inclined to dabble in electrical DIY jobs, there is an extremely low chance of your being electrocuted or having an electric shock through your titanium ring.
Resizing Your Titanium Ring
Because of the strength of titanium rings, these rings cannot be resized. It is therefore so important that you start off with the right size ring before you buy.
Because of the affordability of titanium rings for men, it is a realistic option to replace the ring should your finger size change in the future.
Are Titanium Rings Safe?
You may have heard that titanium rings are not safe when it comes to injuries to your hand – ie. the hand swells and there is no way of getting that ring off. Please rest assured that this is not the case.
In an emergency that ends up in A&E, equipment is available that can cut through the titanium to take the ring off if necessary. A ring cutter, such as that in a jewellery shop, will also do the job.
Will My Titanium Ring Crack or Break?
Immensely strong, your men’s titanium ring will have a phenomenal resistance to cracking or breaking. Indeed, it will not chip or shatter. Although incredibly strong, it is not hard and brittle like tungsten carbide.
Your men’s titanium ring is is therefore incredibly and almost certainly never going to break or crack.
Is Titanium a Good Men's Wedding Band?
Titanium is incredibly comfortable to wear since it is so lightweight. It is highly durable and not at risk of rusting or corroding. It will not bend or become out of shape and has a high resistance to scratches. These reasons make it the perfect choice for a men’s wedding band. It is so practically robust – it is truly phenomenal.
Not only that, but there is also a huge array of ring styles to choose from in titanium. So, whether you are looking for something traditional, or contemporary, there is a titanium ring out there for every man.
And if you still want more! Men’s titanium wedding bands are extremely well priced. They offer excellent value for money. You will get a ring that will last a lifetime plus for a very reasonable price.
Titanium is a metal with superpowers which is why it makes it such a robust and excellent choice of men’s ring. Not only is it durable, incredibly long lasting, and with superb scratch resistance, but it is also notably lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Titanium men’s rings come in a wide array of styles so there is something out there to suit every man. Whether you are looking for a men’s wedding ring, engagement ring, eternity ring, promise ring, or statement ring, a titanium ring is a wonderful and sound choice.