Alternative Metals

Titanium

Titanium rings are increasingly gaining popularity, as men's wedding rings. Titanium is lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic, and is, therefore, a great choice for anyone who suffers from metal allergies. Compared to the platinum and white gold, titanium is darker in colour. It is usually machined from a single piece of metal because of its durability (making it unsuitable for engagement ring prongs). Titanium rings come in different types of finishes like a polished finish, brushed finish, and a hammered finish.

Cobalt Chrome

Cobalt chrome is an alloy of chromium and cobalt and is sometimes used in the making of fine jewellery. Cobalt chrome is very difficult to scratch, corrode or chip, which makes it ideal for durable fine jewellery. Additionally, it is very malleable, which means that it is very easy to work with while making jewellery. Also, cobalt chrome is hypoallergenic. So, it can also be worn by people who have sensitive skin or are allergic to other metals.

Ceramic

Ceramic rings are available in a wide range of colours. Also, they are more affordable and durable than other materials. These qualities make them highly popular among jewellery lovers these days. One of the most popular ceramic wedding ring colours is black. Black offers a unique and sleek look for a wedding band. Also, ceramic jewellery is very versatile and can be customized into a variety of shapes and sizes.

To know more about traditional and alternative metal types used in fine jewellery, please go through our education section.