Titanium Ring Information

by - Gillett's Jewellers

Titanium ring information ~ This page provides answers to all of your titanium ring questions. Titanium is a fantastic metal to use for dress and wedding rings. We have a wide selection of titanium rings including colored titanium, titanium and gold and titanium and silver rings.

Our titanium rings are very popular. We currently provide over 60% of our titanium rings to customers in the United States and have hundreds of happy titanium customers worldwide. To help you with making your titanium ring decisions, we have compiled the following titanium ring information:

What is Titanium?

Titanium is a natural element which has a silver-greyish-white color. Titanium is the hardest natural metal in the world. It is very strong, three times the strength of steel and much stronger than gold silver and platinum and yet is very light weight. Pure titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic which means that it if safe for anyone to wear as it will not react to your skin.

Why choose titanium?

Titanium provides several unique factors that make it the ideal metal for jewelry rings. It is very strong, more dent, bend and scratch resistant than gold, silver and platinum, is lightweight and importantly offers an exotic array of colors which other metals simply do not. We can color our titanium in blue, purple, bluemoon, night sky and black rainbow colors. Our titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic and will not produce skin irritation or discoloration.

What grade of titanium do you use in your titanium rings?

We use 99.9% pure commercial grade titanium. Our titanium is pure and of surgical implant quality which means that it is hypoallergenic and allergy free.

Is titanium hypoallergenic?

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Pure titanium is 100% hypoallergenic and allergy free and will not produce skin irritation or discoloration. Pure titanium does not react to sunlight, salt water or anything that the body emits. This is why we only offer pure titanium to our clients. We do not use other metal alloys with our titanium to ensure only the purest and safest titanium is used in our rings. We use pure titanium with confidence knowing that everyone can wear it without the concern of an adverse reaction to your body.

How are titanium rings colored?

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The color of our titanium rings is not a paint, plate or pigment. The color in our titanium rings is caused by oxidisation. Titanium is a type of refractory metal that has an interesting relationship with oxygen. Oxygen causes a structural change in the metal's surface crystals creating an oxide. The oxide is as hypoallergenic as titanium, but has a unique light refractory property that causes the titanium to appear in various colors to the human eye. The oxidisation is produced by a heating process that causes the titanium to change color. The color will not fade or chip though it can be scratched off. The titanium in not colored through the entire depth of the metal. Although titanium is a very strong metal, as with any metal it can, and will scratch, and with scratching, the titanium color can be removed. See below for further information.

What titanium ring colors are available?

You can choose from blue, purple, bluemoon, night sky, black rainbow and natural titanium colors. The choice is yours. To see how titanium is colored please see above.

The transition between colors during the oxidisation process is very quick which sometimes can blur the boundary between the blue and purple colors in small parts of the ring on occasion. This is part of the beauty and uniqueness of colored titanium rings.

Can titanium rings be engraved?

Titanium rings Yes, we can engrave your special message on the inside of your titanium ring. To make your titanium ring truly yours we can engrave your special message for only $3AU per letter. If you would like us to engrave your rings for you, please place your order for your titanium ring through our web site. In the secure online order form you will see a comments section. Please type in the comments section that you would like engraving and the your message to be engraved. Please note, that if you choose to have your titanium ring engraved, the guarantee for that ring will be voided. This is simply because the ring has been engraved with your personal message which would prevent the ring from being resold if it was returned under the guarantee or due to the incorrect finger size being provided. If you would like to take advantage of the guarantee, we suggest you have your local jeweler engrave your ring for you once you receive your rings from us and confirm their fit.

Can titanium rings be resized?

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Titanium rings are very strong and they cannot be soldered, which means that they cannot be resized. We can sometimes resize titanium rings by a small amount up by stretching them, however they cannot be resized down in size.

We suggest that you have your finger sizes checked by a local jeweler before you order to double check your finger size. If you provide us with the wrong finger size you should contact us as soon as possible and we will discuss your options with you and whether we will be able to make another ring for you for a modest re-make fee.

Can you make gold and titanium rings?

Titanium ringsYes, we provide titanium and gold rings. You can choose from white gold or yellow gold and natural colored titanium or colored titanium. The gold and titanium color combinations look fantastic and are very distinctive. The titanium and gold styles are available in with gold edges or with gold inlay stripes.

What widths are available in your titanium rings?

All the titanium only styles are available in the widths from 3mm to 10mm.

Are your rings available for men and ladies?

Yes, our rings are available in widths 3mm to 10mm for titanium for some of the titanium rings.

Can I have satin finished titanium rings?

Titanium ringsYes, you can choose from 3 types of satin finishes and our meteor heavy texture style. The satin finishes are available in a light, medium and heavy texture for both our natural colored titanium rings and colored titanium rings. Although titanium is very strong, much stronger than gold, platinum and silver and is more bend, dent and scratch resistant, titanium will still scratch depending upon its wear and use. You can choose a satin finish for your titanium ring to help keep it looking good for longer. We recommend that a satin finish be selected for the colored titanium rings. The meteor style uses deep grooves in the titanium. The colored meteor rings have lighter and darker sections (light and dark blue) and are polished on the top edge of the grooves to give a great finish.

Can titanium rings be worn as wedding rings?

Titanium ringsYes, each of our titanium rings make for fantastic women's and men's wedding bands. Each of the titanium styles is available in matching ladies' and men's sets.

If you are wearing titanium rings as wedding rings and would like a colored titanium style we highly recommend that you choose a satin finish for the colored style. The satin finish will help protect the color, help protect against scratches and general wear and to keep the rings looking better over time. If the ring will be subjected to heavy wear we recommend that you choose the heavy satin finish. We would suggest that for colored titanium wedding rings you consider titanium rings with a medium or heavy satin finish, the grooved style titanium ring or a natural titanium color. You should note that although titanium is a very strong metal, it will still scratch and the titanium color can be scratched off. If you will be wearing a colored titanium ring as a wedding ring, you should allow for the possibility of having the ring re-colored in the future.

You should also be aware that titanium rings cannot be resized now or in the future. It is important that you have your finger size accurately measured before ordering.

Cleaning titanium rings

Titanium ringSimply use a soft cloth and warm soapy water to clean your titanium rings. Do not use strong detergent or chemicals and never use toothpaste to clean your jewelry. For polished natural color titanium rings, we suggest that you have your titanium ring polished about one or twice a year. This will help to keep the ring looking great.

Other designs

Titanium is difficult to work with, not manipulated easily, cannot be welded or soldered and takes a heavy toll on jewelry machine tools. For this reason, at this stage we are not able to offer styles other than those displayed on our web site.

Does the color fade or wear - How to care for your titanium rings and colored titanium rings.

Titanium rings Although titanium is a very strong metal, much stronger than gold, platinum and silver, and is more scratch, bend and dent resistant, it is not completely scratch resistant. As with any jewelry, titanium rings will scratch. Scratching of any metal, including titanium can happen within one day or one year - there is not a certain time from when scracthing and wear will begin to occur. To help keep your ring looking good, we suggest that you not wear your ring whilst doing manual work, whilst gardening, whilst working with abrasive substances, at the gym, playing sport or at the beach. As with gold rings, polished titanium rings can easily be polished by a local jeweler for only a few dollars to make the ring look like new again. Remember, the more respect you have for your jewelry, the longer it will stay looking good for you. You do need to appreciate however that titanium rings, as with gold rings, can and will scratch with normal every day wear and not just with heavy wear.

Titanium ringsThe color of our titanium rings is not a coating or paint. It is caused by oxidisation which changes the refractory nature of the surface crystals of the titanium to make colors appear. The color will not fade or chip. However, the color does not penetrate the titanium through the depth of the metal. Although titanium is very strong, titanium rings will scratch, which can cause the oxidised color to scratch off or wear. This may cause the natural titanium color to appear in scracth/worn areas. This scratching can occur in one day or after two years - there is not a minimum time frame. The oxidisation, as with the rhodium plating that is on all white gold rings, will wear and the time frame can vary. But there is no need to worry, your titanium ring can be re-oxidised to make the color in the titanium ring look like new again. This small service fee is certainly worth it when your ring is ready for a new polish and coloring and is only a small price to pay for having such a fantastic vibrant colored titanium ring.

To help with looking after your colored titanium ring, we highly recommend that you choose a heavy satin finish for the titanium color, particularly if you will be wearing a colored titanium ring as your wedding ring or for everyday wear. Satin finish helps to protect the color of the titanium against wear and will keep the ring looking better for longer. The satin finish will not prevent scratching, but helps to protect the color on the ring. We can provide the satin finish for you, or you can have a local jeweler satin finish your ring for you.

You can also choose a style where the colored titanium is more protected in a grooved section of the ring. This will help to protect the colored titanium. If you are concerned about the wear of your titanium rings or are choosing colored titanium wedding rings we suggest that you choose the heavy satin finish, a meteor ring finish or a grooved style ring.

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