Firstly it’s important that you understand what exactly Titanium is. Titanium is not classified as a precious metal and therefore carries less value than say Gold. For example a Gold Wedding Ring can cost up to 4 times more than a Titanium Ring.
PROS OF A TITANIUM WEDDING RING
Strength: Titanium is considered to be one of the hardest metals on planet earth and is 3 to 4 times harder and stronger than steel. It is well suited to people who work with their hands a lot. Its strength ads to its durability and is virtually maintenance free.
Weight: Because it is about 5 times lighter than Gold and about 10 times lighter than Platinum, it’s a more comfortable ring to wear.
Cost: As Titanium is not considered to be a precious metal; it is much cheaper than any of the precious metals like Silver, Gold, Palladium or Platinum.
Hypoallergenic: If you’re prone to have a negative reaction from a precious or semi-precious metal such as Gold, Silver, Palladium or Platinum, then a
Titanium Ring might be the right option for you.
Interesting fact: The majority of the Space equipment used by NASA is made of Titanium due to its strength and durability.
CONS OF A TITANIUM WEDDING RING
Value: Due to a Titanium Wedding Ring being much cheaper than a Gold, Platinum or Palladium Wedding ring, its seen as a “common” choice and less sought after.
Resize: Titanium Rings cannot be resized. The material is simply too hard. This means that when you order a Titanium Ring, you need to be 100% sure of your ring size. Should you loose or gain weight in the future, you might as well order a new ring.
Wear and Tear: While Titanium is very strong and durable, it may start showing signs of small scratches and general wear and tear. Titanium cannot be polished in the same way that a precious or semi-precious metal such as Gold, Platinum or Palladium.
Shine Factor: Due to the makeup of Titanium at base level, it cannot be polished to a high gloss finish such as a Gold, Platinum or Palladium Wedding Ring.
Medical Implications: Many jewelers claim that a Titanium Ring cannot be cut off the finger in case of emergencies. This is both true and not true. Whilst a trained medic can remove the ring, it is seldom done without affecting the hand in some way. Due to the hardness of the metal, it is much more difficult to remove a Titanium Wedding Ring from a swollen finger than it is to remove a Gold Wedding Ring.
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Pros and cons of Titanium Rings