Titanium wedding bands are a specialty at Vansweden Jewelers. As a lightweight, easy-to-wear option, titanium has become the go-to metal for anyone seeking an essentially weightless wedding ring. lt is comparable to the weight of silicone rings, but with the classy look of real metal. Overall, it's the metal of choice for both the jewelry lover and the "I don't wear jewelry" man or woman who still wants to wear a ring to show their love and commitment.
Titanium wedding rings are available in a huge range of colors and styles. There is an exceptionally wide range of choices for inlays, such as all types of wood, whiskey barrels, carbon fiber, opal, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, goldstone, turquoise, silver, deer antler, and even lava rock. You'll find options encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, cubic zirconia and other gemstones, giving an extra element of extravagance and class.
Colors like black, yellow gold, rose gold, red, blue, green, or even multicolored rainbow hues are available through the science used to create plated titanium. Plating can be accomplished using different techniques that vary in terms of durability, but high-quality plated titanium rings, like those offered here, are very scratch-resistant.
Another benefit is that titanium won't shatter or break if it is hit or dropped unlike other contemporary metals. It can, however, be cut in case an emergency removal is required. That's a rare situation that you're unlikely to encounter, but it does make titanium a great choice for people who want to feel comfortable wearing their ring no matter what they are doing.
Many metals traditionally used for jewelry are created with alloys containing copper, iron, rhodium, and other materials. These provide beautiful colors of rose, yellow, and white gold, but can cause allergies in many people. Titanium is hypoallergenic and doesn't cause skin irritation, so it's a great choice for people with very sensitive skin or concerns about specific ingredients.
Given these benefits, why are titanium rings so cheap? Titanium wedding bands are inexpensive compared to traditional rings because they are made from a less valuable metal compared to gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. That's not necessarily negative, either. Titanium is a bright, warmly hued metal that mimics the look of much more expensive jewelry, even though it isn't as rare and expensive as other options. However, if you're looking to impress your significant other with a ring made from a traditional and valuable metal, you'll want to go in a different direction.
Titanium wedding bands cannot be resold for most of their original value, like a gold ring that can be sold for a hefty sum solely based on its weight. However, any diamonds or gemstones can be removed and added to a new ring setting, so they do retain their value. You won't be able to have the metal itself reworked into a new ring design if your tastes change, nor will an heir be able to have it remade into a fashion suitable for future trends. Titanium must be heated to thousands of degrees Fahrenheit in order to reach the melting point. It must be molded at these extreme temperatures and can't be significantly hammered, finished, or polished after the initial creation like can be done with softer metals. A skilled jeweler can make magnificent designs with gold or silver, but most jewelers don't have the special tools needed to modify titanium. Gold can be dented and scratched accidentally without much effort, and doing so intentionally is just as easy. Titanium wedding rings are also almost impossible to resize for the same reason, so look for a reputable jeweler who offers size exchanges on their jewelry.
Titanium rings will last much longer than traditional metal rings, but they aren't inherently very valuable. Most of the value of a titanium ring comes from:
- Quality of materials including gemstones or inlays
- Reputation of the jeweler
- Sentimental value
This is why you can find vending-machine quality titanium rings for sale elsewhere for just a few dollars. These inexpensive rings work just fine as a fashion item, but you'll want something with higher quality craftsmanship, a warranty or guarantee for the materials and manufacturing, a generous size exchange policy, and an all-around better ring for the love of your life when choosing a men's or women's titanium wedding band.
When you're ready to commit to an alternative metal wedding band, you may find yourself choosing between titanium, tungsten, cobalt, and ceramic. These are all excellent choices and your personal preferences will be the tiebreaker between your favorites. A detailed comparison of the contemporary metal choices available for men's rings today is a useful tool that can guide you in the right direction. The biggest reasons to choose titanium over other alternative metals usually come down to the following:
- Weight: Lighter in weight than other options
- Durability: Won't shatter and is scratch-resistant
When you're ready to choose a style, Vansweden Jewelers has a huge selection of men's titanium wedding bands in a range of styles, sizes, and colors to suit every taste and ready to ship right to your door.