Titanium is a relatively new material within the world of jewelry design. This means that a lot of people don’t know them as well yet as what they do gold or silver, or even platinum. As a result, a great number of stories have started to appear about these types of rings, some of which are true, some of which are not. Let’s take a look at some of the things you may have heard about titanium rings, and whether those things are true or false.
It Is Impossible to Cut a Titanium Ring
False! When titanium was first developed as a jewelry material, jewelers didn’t like it, as gold would give them far greater profits. Hence, they claimed that the metal is impossible to cut, so that they didn’t have to offer it to their customers. However, titanium is a metal, and all metal can be cut with the right equipment. Indeed, jewelry and emergency room equipment will both easily do the trick. Titanium is strong, but not that strong.
You Cannot Engrave Titanium Rings
False! Most good jewelers are able to engrave rings regardless of the material from which they are made. Indeed, even online jewelers can engrave titanium rings. It is not clear where this myth came from, although it is believed to have something to do with the fact that people believe it is so incredibly strong that engraving would be impossible.
You Cannot Dent or Scratch Titanium
False! Titanium can take a lot of abuse, particularly compared to gold. However, under some circumstances, it will scratch. However, when this happens, it is much less noticeable than on any other type of jewelry material. It will also take a lot of force for a ring to dent, particularly compared to gold, silver or even platinum. However, it certainly isn’t impossible.
Titanium Rings Can’t Be Resized
True to some degree. In most cases, a titanium ring is made of a single, solid piece of material. This means that it is far more difficult to reshape it, particularly compared to gold. Making a ring smaller is very difficult. However, the vast majority of people will need to have a ring made larger, rather than smaller. Very good artisans may be able to do this by cutting the ring and then shaving some of the outside off. It is difficult and takes real skill, but it can be done.
Titanium Is Fully Hypoallergenic
True! You will not get a reaction on your skin by wearing titanium. The material is so strong and inert that it is generally used in the construction of hip replacements as well. If you find that you have allergies to non-precious metals, or even to gold, then you may still be able to wear titanium.
There are many reasons as to why these types of rings are now so popular. They are strong and durable and won’t cause any allergic reactions. They are comfortable to wear and the designs they have been created in are awe-inspiring. Best of all, they are affordable.