Titanium: the metal of superheroes and villains alike. Titanium is the strongest known metal, and is used in everything from watches to spaceships. But you may be wondering what are its properties when it comes to rings? And why titanium rings are seeing such a surge in popularity in recent years.
Some people swear by titanium for a number of reasons. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know — so that you can make the right choice — could titanium could be the wedding ring for you?
7 Reasons to Choose a Titanium Wedding Ring
There are many reasons why so many people are choosing titanium wedding rings. And when you hear what titanium has to offer, I am sure you will be tempted too! Here we cover the 7 main benefits of titanium:
- Lightweight and Comfortable
A titanium ring is massively lighter in weight than gold, silver, tungsten and steel.
Titanium makes the kind of ring that is so comfortable to wear you will forget that you are even wearing a ring! So if you have a lot to do, know that your titanium ring will never bother you. Life can go on, and you can wear your titanium wedding ring without it ever getting in the way, or feeling heavy and cumbersome.
Because of this insane lightness, titanium wedding rings are also remarkably comfortable, even in extreme temperatures.
That being said, if you are looking for a ring that feels substantial – titanium may not be the choice for you. You would be better to pick a metal such as tungsten that feels sturdy, robust and and much heavier of course.
2) Remarkably Robust and Dependably Durable
So lightweight yet so strong. Titanium actually has the highest strength to weight ratio of any known element. This effectively means that titanium is not only lightweight, it is also phenomenally strong.
So for the man who likes to play hard – whether for work or leisure, construction or sport, a titanium ring is one that you can rely on.
It is incredibly strong and exceedingly durable. Even with grit, grind and manual labour, a titanium ring will not bend, crack or become out of shape.
3) Unique Designs
The styles of titanium rings for men have exploded over the last few years — mainly due to the increased demand for titanium rings.
While titanium cannot be crafted into intricate and delicate ring designs, there are many unique men’s wedding ring designs out there.
You can choose between different finishes such as matte, satin, brushed, hammered or highly polished.
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4) Exceptional Scratch and Crack Resistance
When it comes to scratch resistance, titanium is an excellent choice. It has far superior resistance to scratching compared to more traditional metals such as gold, platinum, and silver.
Although titanium can get scratched, because it is such a hard metal, scratches tend to be shallow and on the surface. Titanium is 4 times harder than silver, 3 times harder than gold, and 2 times harder than platinum. This is what makes titanium so superior when it comes to scratch resistance.
What does this mean for you? Titanium rings are much less likely to get scratched. And if it does get scratched, the scratch is likely to be shallow and on the surface so that it is barely noticeable and easy to buff out.
The only metal used in rings that has better scratch resistance than titanium is tungsten carbide. One of the hardest metals on earth, tungsten has the best scratch resistance of all. Since a metal can only be scratched by a material that is harder than itself, tungsten can really only be scratched by diamonds. So if you keep away from diamonds, a tungsten ring will never get scratched!
As well as being a hard metal, titanium is also phenomenally strong. This means that a men’s titanium wedding ring will not chip or crack. You can rest assured that your titanium ring is completely shatterproof!
If you are a man with sensitive skin, or if you are prone to allergies, a titanium ring may be the absolute perfect choice for you.
Titanium rings are 100% hypoallergenic. This means that you can wear your men’s titanium wedding ring without risk of skin irritation, rashes, or any kinds of allergic reactions.
You may be interested to know that titanium is in fact so hypoallergenic that it is often used in medical implants – it is so safe.
5) Affordably Priced
Even with the enormous benefits of titanium (as if you need reminding – super strong and durable, lightweight, hypoallergenic and with many unique designs available), titanium is relatively inexpensive. For those gents who like to look after their wallet, you will be pleased to hear that titanium is much more affordable than gold or silver.
Prices of titanium rings unsurprisingly go up dependent on the design. For example, you would expect to pay more for a titanium ring which has inlays of other materials such as wood or opal, or shell. Having said that, still significantly cheaper than gold, silver, or platinum!
6) Titanium Wedding Rings Do Not Rust or Corrode
Your titanium ring will last a lifetime. Another of its many qualities is the fact that it will not rust or corrode.
No need to leave your titanium wedding ring on the poolside – titanium can be submerged in water for long periods of time and there is absolutely no danger of rust or corrosion. This is true of both chlorine in the swimming pool and salt water in the sea.
7) Creative and Unique Men’s Titanium Wedding Rings
Whether you are looking for a traditional and classic men’s wedding ring – or something unique and out of the ordinary — titanium is there for you. It is available in a diverse range of styles and colours.
In its natural state, titanium is a white metal with a hint of grey. It has a darker shade than both silver and white gold.
Titanium rings can also have an inlay of another material such as abalone shell, wood, or opal.
Now you know the many benefits of titanium men’s wedding rings, I am sure many of you are keen to start browsing now —
The Drawbacks of Titanium
Titanium is so strong that it makes it a difficult to mould and shape. This is why there aren’t any intricate titanium rings out there.
However, as long as you are a man looking for a straightforward wedding band, titanium is more than perfect. And although not intricate, they do come in contemporary designs that incorporate inlays of other materials such as wood, abalone shell, and antler. And they are also available in a variety of colours including black, silver, gold, rose gold, and blue.
Another drawback of titanium is that titanium rings cannot be resized. So if you do find that you need a larger or smaller ring later on in life, you will need to get a new titanium ring. The cost of titanium rings makes this a practical choice although some men might like the idea of being able to have their ring resized if necessary.
Before ordering a titanium ring, use a ring sizer for find out your size. Newman Bands offer a free ring sizer if you need it. You can also exchange the ring if you need a different size for no extra cost.
The Facts About Titanium
It cannot be denied that titanium is a metal with superpowers. Silver in colour, titanium’s jewel in the crown is that it has extreme high strength combined with a low density. In fact, titanium is as strong as steel, but 40% lighter in terms of weight. What does this mean for you? Titanium is super strong and durable – and also remarkably light.
First discovered in 1791, titanium is named after the Titans of Greek Mythology – “the incarnation of natural strength”.
Titanium is forged in the depths of supernovas (collapsing stars). It is the ninth most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. Interestingly, it is found in virtually all living things, as well as in bodies of water, rocks and soils.
The remarkable strength to weight ratio of titanium means that is in demand in a huge range of industries. Also being hypoallergenic, it is widely used in medicine in things such as implants and applications.
The History of Titanium in Men's Wedding Rings
Despite the fact that titanium has its roots firmly in the past, titanium only began to be used in jewellery in the 1990’s. This was when crafters developed the technology to craft and shape titanium into rings and other jewellery pieces.
This trend proved very popular so that now titanium men’s rings – and all types of titanium jewellery – are widespread.
Titanium Men's Wedding Ring Designs
There are many unique ring designs when it comes to titanium men’s wedding bands.
Where to Buy Men's Titanium Wedding Rings
Newman Bands have a wide range of men’s titanium wedding rings. From contemporary twists on traditional ring styles to unique ring designs incorporating inlays of other materials.
And if you don’t know your ring size? Don’t worry, there is an option to have a free ring sizer delivered to your door! Simply order the ring that you have chosen. When you are prompted to select your size, simply select ‘I don’t know my ring size’. You will then be send the ring sizer so that you can work out your ring size.
How to Clean Your Men's Titanium Wedding Ring
Your men’s titanium wedding ring needs very little in terms of maintenance and care.
If it does need a bit of a wash, simply give it a wipe with a soft cloth – or use some warm water and mild washing up liquid. If the ring is very dirty, you could always soak it in the warm water.
After washing your ring, give it a wipe with a soft towel.
Alternatively, you could use ammonia or a jewellery cleaning solution.
Your ring will be back pristine and as shiny as new in no time at all.
Titanium is a sound choice for a men’s wedding ring without a shadow of a doubt. It has so much to offer –
- Strong, long-lasting, robust
- Excellent Scratch Resistance
- Retains its Shape and will not Crack
- Will not rust or corrode
- 100% hypoallergenic
- Incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear
- Affordable and outstanding value for money
- Unique, contemporary and original titanium ring styles to choose from