There are a lot of excellent materials out there for making wedding rings. Wood is earthy, silicone is ideal for many trades and professions and tungsten is 10 times stronger than gold. But there’s one material that doesn’t get the spotlight very often, even though it should be at the top of your list of ring choices to consider — titanium. Titanium is slowly growing in popularity, but it’s still one of the more underappreciated metals out there, especially for wedding bands. Here’s why this underrated metal deserves your attention:
1. Titanium is similar in appearance to white gold
You get the luxury look without the luxury price tag. Who could say no to that? Titanium wedding bands retain a classy look when they’re made in different colors, such as rose gold and gold. Why pay the price tag for yellow gold when you can get a similar look for a fraction of the price — and with significantly better durability (more on that in a second) as well?
2. The metal is lightweight
If you’re not used to wearing a ring, the sudden extra weight can feel awkward and even uncomfortable. That’s the last thing you want to feel when you put on your wedding ring! Titanium lessens the burden and makes wearing a ring far more tolerable. That goes for all titanium jewelry — not just wedding bands. If you want to start wearing jewelry without feeling weighed down, titanium is a great option. You’ll look great and it won’t impact your daily life, even if you’re an active person.
3. It’s a durable metal
Titanium doesn’t get worn down or need to be polished every year. The same cannot be said for gold rings! Because gold is so soft, it’s particularly vulnerable to scratches, dents, dings and constant wear. Titanium, on the other hand, is scratch-resistant and ready for everyday life! Of all the known elements, titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you should intentionally abuse your titanium ring. It can probably handle it, but why push the limits. If you want to get the most out of this already long-lasting metal, you’ll want to care for it like you would other rings.
4. The minimalist look is in
Titanium rings are generally simple — a plain band, in varying widths and colors. You can find a sleek or matte titanium wedding band that goes with everything. For those who don’t like flashy, gem-laden rings, titanium bands are the perfect symbols of love and devotion, minus the bedazzlement. Of all the trendy jewelry designs and styles, a simple, minimal style like a titanium band is likelier than most to stand the test of time. If you’re worried about your ring going out of style eventually, titanium is likely to alleviate those fears.
5. You don’t have to worry about corrosion or rust
Titanium is non-reactive to nearly every chemical we know. Rings made from this metal last a very, very long time. Now, don’t go dipping your ring in saltwater just to see if we’re telling the truth. That being said, titanium rings can still tarnish, so it’s crucial to consistently clean them and care for them.
6. Titanium is hypoallergenic
There are a lot of people out there who are allergic to most metals, including gold. This rules out a lot of wedding ring options for them, since many rings have alloy metals included to make them harder and more durable.
Oftentimes, people react to nickel in their rings. From gold (or silver) plated nickel to gold of lower purities, people with sensitive skin can have issues wearing these types of rings.
The health benefits of titanium mean that most people with sensitive skin can wear hypoallergenic, titanium rings. Pure titanium is a very hard metal, and is naturally hypoallergenic, making it the perfect choice for metal allergy sufferers. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the cons of titanium. Since it’s so hard, it’s difficult to resize. Note that it isn’t impossible to resize a titanium ring, unlike a tungsten one, for example. It is still pretty difficult and can only be resized moderately.
7. Modern Gents has options for both men and women
A lot of metal wedding bands are made to look very masculine, but what if the woman wants a simple engagement ring? We have a selection of titanium rings suitable for everyone — thick bands in rose gold, gold, silver and black, as well as thinner silver, black and rose gold options. Mix them, match them or get one in every color! Who’s going to judge you if you have a wedding ring collection?
To get your collection started, take a look at our titanium band rings.