How We Use Use Titanium for Diamond Rings
Titanium is one of the strongest metal alloys, with aircraft grade titanium alloys about three times stronger than steel and approximately 45% lighter. As titanium is also biocompatible and completely neutral to the human body, it is frequently used in the medical field for surgical equipment and, more radically, to replace heart valves and bones.
Why is titanium perfect for diamond rings in Brisbane?
In recent times, titanium has come to the attention of the jewellery industry. Its strength, stability, low weight and biocompatibility make it an obvious choice in the production of fine jewellery, from custom engagement and diamond wedding rings to bespoke items of dress jewellery like pendants and chains.
In addition to the functional benefits of this strong and highly durable metal, the jewellery industry has come to appreciate titanium for its unique aesthetics. A natural white metal with a smoky, charcoal grey hue, titanium is compelling in both classic stylings like vintage engagement rings and contemporary pieces, such as custom design wedding rings.
It is, however, important to consider the size of the ring carefully when purchasing titanium wedding rings, as the equipment used by jewellers is not capable of soldering or welding joins in titanium. This means that once you purchase a titanium wedding ring, you cannot have your ring resized in the conventional manner.
There are some alternatives available, such as resizing clips, which fit on the inside of the wedding band, making the ring smaller. And in some cases, dependent on the style, you can stretch the ring slightly, though please note that in both cases, these will only allow a change in size of up to two sizes.
The team at Ashley Douglas welcomes the opportunity to answer all of your questions about prices, availability and using titanium for a diamond wedding or engagement ring. To make an appointment to visit our workshop in Brisbane Arcade, please contact us today.