Titanium FAQ

What is titanium?

Titanium is a naturally occurring element. It’s an abundant mineral that has been found throughout the solar system and earth. It was discovered in 1791, but it’s use was not widespread until it could be commercially isolated and manipulated in the early 1900s. The potential of titanium as a strong, yet lightweight material became apparent in the mid-1900s. Now it is used for everything from hip replacements to space shuttle components.

Why is titanium a good choice for jewelry?

Titanium is hypoallergenic, which means it does not react with human skin. People with skin allergies or other sensitivities to many traditional jewelry metals can wear titanium with comfort. It’s also virtually non-magnetic.

Is titanium heavy?

No. In fact, titanium is about 30% lighter than platinum (and much less expensive!) and about 50% lighter than steel.

Is it durable?

Titanium will not corrode when exposed to salt water or many other corrosive agents. It’s also as strong as steel. That said, we do recommend taking your ring off when working with chemicals, especially if you have a ring with a wood inlay. Your titanium ring will last a lifetime under normal circumstances.

Is titanium indestructible?

Not quite. Titanium can scratch and show wear over time. It is certainly stronger than gold or platinum—relatively soft metals—but it is not indestructible.

Do you offer refinishing services?

Yes. Our goal is to provide you a ring that you will want to wear every day. Our customers are important to us, so please contact us to inquire about our refinishing services.

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