Imagine owning a ring that is both light weight and highly durable. Titanium is the metal that can make this happen.
Titanium is a popular metal used today by many cutting edge designers. It is described as gun metal gray, incredibly durable and maintains its shape. Jewelry designers love this metal because it is hypoallergenic and may be customized to make beautiful wedding ring designs.
Discovered in 1791 by William Gregor, titanium was named after the Titans from Greek mythology because of its inherent properties. It measures as a 6 on the MOHs hardness scale and possesses a melting point of more than 1,650 degrees Celsius or 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The most unique characteristic of this metal is its strength-to-weight ratio. This metal is incredibly light weight.
The physical properties of titanium also makes it a fantastic metal for other applications. Titanium is used in the production of air crafts, armor plating for vehicles, naval military ships, rockets and missiles. It occurs in both man made objects and naturally in our environment. In fact, titanium is one of the most abundant metals on earth.
Notable features in Titanium Bands:
- Highly light weight
- Highly durable and shatter proof
- Color is described as gun metal gray
- Hypoallergenic and bio-compatible
- Utilized in a variety of products from aerospace to sporting goods
- In case of an emergency, titanium rings may be quickly removed using standard ring cutters
Facts about Titanium
Titanium has become one of the most popular metals used in the jewelry industry today. It is described as inert which allows the metal to be hypoallergenic and will not rust or fade. It is an ideal alloy to strengthen other jewelry metals such as gold. Often, titanium is allloyed with 24 carat gold to produce a stronger metal, equal to the strength of 14 carat gold. The light weight features also allows consumers to wear titanium bracelets, watches other body piercing jewelry.
The Manufacturing Process
There are 4 steps in the production of titanium jewelry. The first step is called the reduction process where the ore is converted into a sponge form. The second step is melting the sponge, at this point alloys can be added to the titanium, to form an ingot. Next, the material is converted into a ring during the primary fabrication process. Finally, the fabrication process places the forms and polishes the ring.
Medical Uses of Titanium
Since titanium is considered bio-campatible, it is currently used in many surgical tools for doctors and implants for patients. It is commonly used in hip replacements which boasts a that it can stay in place for twenty years. Dental implants made from titanium can last over thirty years. Titanium is also used in crutches, wheelchairs and other medical devices.
Caring for your Titanium Ring:
To ensure your titanium band will remain looking fantastic, here are a few tips to cleansing it.
Clean your titanium band with warm and soapy water. You may fill a bowl with warm water and a teaspoon of gentle soap. If you are using a third party jewelry cleaning product, follow the directions carefully. Do not use harsh chemicals such as ammonia or bleach.
In the event of an emergency, standard ring cutters may cut a titanium ring right off of your finger. There is no need to hesitate in regards to cutting your titanium ring because our free lifetime warranty will replace the ring for you in this event.