Titanium is super durable and lightweight. When finished, it displays an unusual greyish glow and silver lustre.
Material looks close to white gold and platinum, and is a hybrid of silver white. People who are allergic to nickel, gold or silver no longer have to worry about it.
Titanium is made into alloys with vanadium, molybdenum, and other elements to form strong, lightweight alloys.
It’s also being used for aerospace, automotive, medical and sporting goods, F1, bulletproof vests, prostheses, implants etc. It’s almost as durable a metal as platinum.
Quite expensive magnesium is also used to produce titanium, which means that titanium has a relatively high market price. The density of titanium is 4.5 g/cm³. I consider titanium to be the flagship of the jewellery world in terms of its features.
Unique jewellery material
Wedding rings can be combined with various precious metals. It looks beautiful when engraved. Titanium anodizing allows you to achieve different shades, such as bluish-purple, green, bronze, purple and so on.
The gamma varies and the colours mix.
It is possible to change the shape of the workpiece during forging. The material is so-called “Malleable”. When heated up to +2500’C Titanium turns bright red and transparent. Very plastic. It feels as if everything is merging right away. In my opinion, this is a myth. At my home workshop, I haven’t been able to melt the material at +1600’C. There are lasers- laboratories and special factories for this purpose. The material can ignite instead – with a bright and dazzling flame. When cooled, titanium hardens in a few seconds and is instantly tough and strong again. It all depends on the thickness. The thinner wire simply burns off at high temperatures.
TITANIUM can be heated successively at +300’C for approximately 2000/h and more. It can also withstand very low temperatures down to -200’C. In seawater it can settle freely for centuries without causing any thin surface corrosion.
Titanium, of course, has its own boundaries, which puts me in a certain frame of reference. Ideal material for wedding rings. All works are completed from design to the final product by hand.
For rings I use titanium 6AL-4V (grade5). The material is extremely skin-friendly, warm and ergonomic. When combined with gold and hand engraving, wedding rings look beautiful and personal.
Titanium in the world
Titanium has been chosen as the material for the construction of the elliptical roof of the Beijing Opera House and Abu Dhabi Airport. The Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece of architecture in Bilbao, combines titanium, glass and stone.
In Japan, this unique material has been used for over 40 years. Hundreds of buildings use titanium, which have successfully solved corrosion problems in many heavily polluted areas, cities and coastal areas.
Elsewhere in the world, titanium jewellery and rings are worn by many famous people. Among them, e.g Kristin Scott Thomas, Kate Moss, Jeremy Renner and Kät, and many others. Titanium is a good alternative if you want to stand out.