Titanium & Gold Men’s Wedding Ring
Titanium is famous for being both light yet very strong. This makes it a perfect choice for someone who doesn’t particularly like the feel of a ring on their finger for example. Its strength also means that it doesn’t dent or bend like precious metals can. One myth that often surrounds titanium though is the idea that it doesn’t scratch. Titanium is more scratch resistant than precious metals, but it will still scratch over time. Titanium can be repolished however, without wearing down the metal like repolishing gold can.
Titanium also cannot be resized like precious metals, so it’s important that you buy from a store that has a great exchange policy as well as a long term exchange policy like our “Fit For Life” program, that allows you to change the size should you change weight in future.
Overall, titanium is the most popular choice for men’s wedding rings, with tungsten a close second.
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Tungsten Wedding Rings
Tungsten is the new kid on the block, and may be the fastest growing segment in the men’s wedding bands market. Tungsten is the second hardest material on earth next to diamond, and as such, it can only be scratched by diamonds or materials that are equally as hard. One of the drawbacks of hardness though, is brittleness. Diamonds are the hardest material on earth, yet they can be fractured to created the stunning faceted diamonds that we all know and love. Tungsten as a pure metal is also quite brittle. A pure tungsten ring is virtually scratch-proof, yet would shatter into a thousand pieces if dropped. This is why carbon is added to the tungsten to create “Tungsten Carbide”. This keeps the scratch-proof qualities, but adds strength. In an extreme situation, even a tungsten carbide ring can break though, so it’s still important to look after your tungsten wedding ring, even though it may seem bulletproof.
The scratch-proof qualities of tungsten are hard to comprehend until you’ve seen a polished tungsten wedding ring that still looks like it’s brand new after many years of wear and tear. No other metal can come close, and it’s almost certainly the main reason tungsten wedding rings have become so popular.
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One area of concern with modern metal rings, is whether they can be removed in an emergency or not. We have taken our titanium wedding rings and tungsten carbide rings into a hospital emergency room, and were surprised to find that their ring cutting tool actually had a tungsten carbide blade! Needless to say, it cut through both the titanium and tungsten rings with no problems.
The Perfect Metal…For You
As you can see, there are definite positives and negatives to each metal, it comes down to what kind of lifestyle the Groom leads, as well as his individual preferences. No one metal is perfect for everyone. Once you have decided which metal you want, you can filter the search results by material, and quickly remove all rings that aren’t made from that metal. Now that we’ve filtered out any rings that aren’t the right size or metal, we’re really getting somewhere!
Are you looking for a slimmer ring? Or do you need a wide ring (generally suits larger sizes/fingers, or longer fingers). 6-7mm wide are good for sizes up to around 9/R.5, while 7-8mm are good for sizes 10/T.5 and above, but this is just a guide, as everybody has their own personal tastes. If you know what width you’re looking for, you can also filter by width by using the filter above the rings in our online catalogue. Of course, if you find that the ring is too wide, or not wide enough, you can exchange it for something different.
Find A Design That YOU Like.
Remember, it is the Groom who will be the one wearing the ring, so it’s important that he is comfortable with the design. Does he like brushed or polished? Rounded or flat? Maybe he likes two-tone rings, or rings with a non-metallic inlay like wood or carbon fiber. Whatever you like, make sure it is something that he will enjoy wearing. If you’re looking for something a little more edgy or fashionable, check out our “Collections”.
Remember That You Can Change Your Mind!
Unless you have purchased a custom made ring, we offer a 60 day change of mind guarantee. If you don’t like the size, width, or design of the ring, simply send it back, and we’ll help you to choose one that will be more suitable. We really want you to love the ring you buy from us, as you’ll be wearing it for a lifetime.