Over the last decade, titanium wedding bands for men have become a growing trend. Do these rings live up to the hype? It depends on your particular circumstances. If you're considering a titanium ring, it's important for you to understand both the benefits and drawbacks. Luckily, DGSE is here to help.
Pros of Titanium Rings
Titanium is a silver-colored metal with the unique properties of being both very low density and high strength. These properties are strengths when it comes to titanium's use as a jewelry material. Here are the pros of titanium rings:
- Lightweight: The low density of the metal makes it a comfortable and lightweight jewelry option for those who don't want to be "weighed" down.
- Highly durable: Titanium is one of the strongest transitional metals. It doesn't bend or dent, and it doesn't scratch as easily as silver, gold or platinum.
- Resistant: Titanium resists corrosion and tarnishing, even in salt water and chlorine, and so it’s a good option for the active, outdoor type.
- Affordable: Titanium is easy to mine, which means prices for these bands are very reasonable.
Cons of Titanium Wedding bands
The density and strength of titanium jewelry also contribute to its drawbacks. Below is a list of titanium’s cons:
- Hard to buff: When titanium rings do get scratched, the durability of the metal makes it harder to buff scratches out.
- Not resizable: Because of its strength, resizing a titanium wedding band is difficult, if not impossible. If you’re looking for a band that will last a lifetime or that you can pass down to the next generation, titanium may not be the best choice.
- Not quite as "precious": Titanium is not as shiny as other precious metals, and its durability makes it difficult to add intricate design details to the band.
Titanium is a great wedding band option for some, but not for everyone. You'll need to consider what's important to you in a wedding band and learn about other options before you decide on a metal. DGSE offers estate wedding bands in a wide variety of styles and metals, including yellow gold, white gold, sterling silver and platinum.