Alternative Metals

Titanium

Titanium rings are very popular, particularly as a men’s wedding ring. Titanium is very durable, lightweight and hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for anyone who suffers from metal allergies. Titanium’s color is slightly darker than that of white gold or platinum. Because of its durability, titanium is usually machined from a single piece of metal (which is why it cannot be used for engagement ring prongs, for example). Titanium rings offer many finishes, such as a brushed finished, a polished finished and a hammered finish.

Cobalt Chrome

Cobalt chrome is an alloy which is made of cobalt and chromium. The major advantages of cobalt chrome are that it is difficult for it to corrode, scratch or chip. Simultaneously, cobalt chrome is also very malleable, making it very easy to work with. Finally, cobalt chrome is hypoallergenic, making it a wonderful option for anyone who has sensitive skin.

Ceramic

Ceramic rings have become more prevalent because of their durability, affordability and wide range of colors. The most popular ceramic wedding ring color is black, offering a sleek and unique look for a wedding band. Ceramic jewelry is also very versatile, as it can be customized into a variety of shapes and sizes.

To learn more about traditional metal types, click here.

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