Titanium Wedding Rings
By Kirsten Hawkins, Sat Dec 10th
Amongst all of the traditions we use in matrimonial ceremoniesand celebrations, none is more familiar or meaningful than thewedding ring. The time honored tradition of couples wearingbands to signify their unyielding love and devotion for oneanother goes back perhaps farther than recorded history. Inmodern tradition, the wedding ring is typically a band of 18karat gold, but that tradition has changed in recent years.Today there are many more designs in wedding rings availablethan there were even as recently as when your parents weremarried. The traditional plain gold bands are still available,of course, but so are more intricate and ornate designs, as wellas bands made of white gold, platinum, and a popular new choice:titanium. In fact, titanium wedding rings are getting more andmore popular and there are several reasons for this phenomenon.
Most certainly a part of the reason for the steady increase inthe use of titanium wedding rings is the price. Titanium weddingrings cost considerably less than gold or platinum rings but areevery bit as beautiful. A titanium wedding ring can costhundreds of dollars less than comparable rings made of the otherprecious metals. This is an important consideration for manycouples who, due to budgetary limitations, may have had to buythe poorest quality gold rings or do without wedding ringsentirely. Titanium rings are a good choice for the budgetconscious.
Titanium wedding rings are also more durable than thetraditional gold rings. Titanium becomes scratched less easilythan gold and can stand up to more of the wear and tear
that canresult from a person wearing the ring all the time. This isespecially true of the men's rings as men tend to be much harderon their wedding rings than women are. Titanium is moreresistive to heat and cold and extreme pressure than gold orplatinum are. Think about it. Titanium is used in the spaceshuttle. It is an alloy that can take a beating.
Titanium is a very smooth alloy as well. Due to this, titaniumwedding rings tend to be very comfortable and there is lesschance of skin irritation. Also, there are some people who, dueto an allergic reaction, can not wear gold jewelry at all. Inthe past the only option for them has been the far more costlyplatinum rings. Now titanium wedding rings are a viablealternative for these people.
When it comes time for you to choose wedding rings for yourselfand
your intended spouse, you may want to look into titanium.Many jewelers
as well as online marketers carry an impressivearray of titanium
wedding rings that are every bit as lovely astheir more traditional
gold, white gold, and platinumcounterparts. In an aspect of life
that is full of tradition andsimilarity all through history, it's
nice that there are nowmore choices available. Titanium wedding rings
are now just onemore of those choices that may be right for you.