Men choose for many reasons not to wear their wedding rings. One of the outstanding reasons is that rings such as white gold, platinum, and titanium just do not stack up to the toughness test that men endure on their wedding bands everyday.
Here at Gilletts Jewellers we see all kinds of damage to wedding bands and other jewellery items from hard wear and tear that men inflict during work and play. So what options are there for hard wearing and working men that want to wear a band that will last the distance.
Enter CRypton Rings! And that’s no typo! It has two capital letters because these rings are so tough! Made from Cobalt Chrome, one of the hardest substances known to man. And being strong does not mean being brittle. Forged in the labs of some really amazing jewellers, these rings are now available in store for the hard wearing man that likes to take hammers and other tools to their marital jewellery.
To test the theory that these are the strongest rings on the planet. We devised a series of tests that would put the rings through rigorous tasks.
In this blog entry we will be doing the HAMMER TEST.
Not good for taking a hammer to. Leaves obvious damage marks to the ring.
A beautiful metal to wear and feel but not good for tradesmen. The hammer test clearly marked the platinum surface.
This was a surprise. Titanium is know for its light weight yet tough properties. As tough as it is however it will still mark easily under the hammer.
The hammer did not stand a chance. At first I thought it was marking under the hammer but after whipping the ring with a polishing cloth the marks came straight off. I concluded that the marks being left on the ring was actually white gold that had transferred from the hammer to the ring from the previous tests. I also endured the ring for a longer period and used the chisel end of the hammer with greater enthusiasm.
The tweezers used are made from hardened steel and is easily harder then the white gold ring. This is evident in the ease at which the ring is scratched.
Unlike white gold, platinum has a different property to it and scratches in a different manner but also scratches just as easily
This was the big surprise for me. I truely thought it would not scratch but as soon as I applied the tweezers the metal was easily marked.
The CRypton rings could not be marked with the hardened steel tweezers. They simply rejected the tweezers and it was like trying to scratch your iphone screen with your finger. Its wearing properties are really showing great promise.
So there you have it. The Crypton ring is so far out in front and showing that it really is the master of tough rings. Stay tuned for further testing with the Gym test in the next blog.