The wearing of a man wedding ring is a relatively modern phenomenon. So is use of Titanium in Titanium mens rings.
One of newest and classiest of modern jewelry materials, Titanium is setting a standard in looks of contemporary mens wedding bands.
Despite this, mens titanium rings are reasonably hard to find in your local jewelry store. Unfortunately titanium hasn’t quite made it into consciousness of your local jewelry merchant. So if you want to find ultimate in contemporary male jewelry, including men’s titanium rings, you have to look further affield.
Enter internet. There is a world of choice on net for modern couple searching for ideal contemporary design mens titanium wedding band.
But first, what is titanium?
Titanium is a naturally occurring element, not an alloy. In other words it isn’t just a mixture of two or more different metals to produce a third one, as alloys are. That is not to say that Titanium cannot be alloyed with other metals, just that Titanium itself is not an alloy.
It is in fact often alloyed with other metals for jewelry making to make it harder, although all Titanium including pure Titanium makes a fine jewelry material.
For more chemically minded amongst us, Titanium is listed in periodic table as a natural element, atomic number 22.
It was named in 1795 after god Titan.
Titanium can even be found in space rocks. The Apollo 17 mission brought back rocks with up to 12% Titanium in them.
Because of it’s natural properties Titanium has been primarily used in aerospace industry, and only more recently applied to jewelry making.
But why is Titanium such a great material for making mens wedding bands? A number of reasons.
Firstly it is very hard, much harder than traditional ring materials such as gold and silver. It is extremely lightweight, corrosion resistant and very strong. It is so strong in fact that rings are fashioned out of a solid block of metal, so make sure that you get your size right as resizing is usually not an option.
It is hypoallergenic, meaning that it cannot produce skin reactions or allergies as can be found with some other ring materials, though rare.
But real reason is that it looks great! Titanium can be shaped into a wide variety of styles. It can also be colored into a stunning range of colors which can be mixed and matched.