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What are the Different Types of Titanium Jewelry?

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There are five different types of titanium jewelry: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches. Titanium is a metal with many properties that make it excellent for use as jewelry. The material is strong, resilient, flexible, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean. Titanium jewelry is typically made from a composite of titanium and steel or nickel.

There have been many claims of medicinal value in titanium jewelry. While there is no scientific evidence to support this, the jewelry made from this metal has a high shine property that reflects light very well. It is very visually appealing when combined with colored stones, gold or silver. This combination may lift the spirit and improve general mood.

Titanium earrings do not need to have a stainless steel pin, as it common with other composite metal earning. One of the properties of titanium is its low irritation level to the human skin. It is often used in medical implants and in surgical instruments specifically because of this property.

When selecting a titanium necklace, check the percentage of titanium contained in the necklace. Make sure that the price is reflective of the amount of other metals, such as steel and nickel that are contained in the necklace. Look specifically for the amount of nickel in the necklace, as this metal can irritate the skin.

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A titanium bracelet is usually relatively thick and has a bangle-type design, with an opening at one end of a solid metal ring. There are usually very few ornaments on this type of bracelet, as the simple material is the real attraction. Titanium rings are becoming increasingly common as an alternative to nickel, steel, and silver. Platinum jewelry often contains a portion of titanium that enhances the luminescence, or glow.

Increasingly, skilled craftspersons are using titanium to produce brooches and pins. These designs use a combination of titanium with stained glass, colored plastic and other types of beads and colored stones. The value in this type of titanium jewelry is unique design. Inspect the quality of the workmanship and check that the gems are firmly mounted in the titanium.

When selecting titanium jewelry, make sure to comparison shop between different suppliers and designers to ensure that you receive the best value for your money. Remember that claims of health benefits from titanium jewelry are often used to justify higher prices for basic jewelry pieces. Bypass these pieces and select jewelry based on the aesthetics, design, and visual appeal.

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wander
Post 10

@animegal - Men's titanium jewelry is usually advertised as being very strong and scratch resistant, but like any other piece of jewelry it will get marked up if it is touching other metals. I think you would be better off with titanium than something like gold though because if it is going to get marked up, at least titanium isn't a precious metal and you won't be damaging a more expensive investment.

I have a lot of men's titanium jewelry and a good jeweler can always bring back the shine on something like a ring. I think with regular maintenance it is a great metal for those who like working with their hands.

animegal
Post 9

Does anyone know if men's titanium jewelry is strong enough to be worn when working on cars?

My boyfriend loves to fiddle with his car and I want to buy him a ring but am a bit worried it is going to get all scratched up if he wears it while digging around in an engine all day. I know he wouldn't bother taking his ring off, so I want to find a metal that is strong and not damaged easily.

I really like the look of titanium jewelry for men, as it reminds me a bit of the brushed meta on some machines I have seen. It is almost a rugged metal, so I think he'd like the look a lot too.

Sara007
Post 8

My husband and I looked at all sorts of wedding rings when we were going to get married and while he liked the look of men's titanium jewelry, I just didn't think it it was the right color for us. For some reason the metallic color of all the rings we looked at just seemed a bit dark.

We ended up getting our rings made out of palladium, which is part of the platinum family but is quite inexpensive when considering the gorgeous silvery color it has. It never needs to be refinished and is hypoallergenic. We figured that since palladium had the same benefits that men's titanium jewelry did, but the color was nicer, it was a good deal. So it can be an option for those looking for a silver look.

sunnySkys
Post 7

I think titanium jewelry is pretty great, but I agree with what the article said: I would stay away from anyone that's selling custom titanium jewelry for "health benefits." As far as I know, no one has ever scientifically proven that titanium jewelry has any good effects on your health. So anyone making this kind of claim isn't reputable, in my opinion!

ceilingcat
Post 6

@SZapper - I know titanium is a bit more expensive, but I think it's worth the price. Especially for something like a wedding ring that you're going to wear (hopefully) forever.

But then again, I don't really have a lot of options. I have a ton of allergies, so I pretty much have to buy titanium body jewelry for my navel piercing. If not, I have a horrible reaction (I learned this the hard way!) TItanium jewelry makes it possible for me to even have piercings in the first place.

So I guess I'm biased towards titanium jewelry, because I've had a lot of luck with it in the past.

SZapper
Post 5

I know titanium jewelry has a lot of benefits, but I just have to point out one thing: titanium ring jewelry costs a lot more than the other alternatives. My boyfriend and I are talking about getting married, and I was looking into some options for possible wedding rings.

I really liked the idea of titanium jewelry, but I think it's going to be a little bit out of our price range. I think we're probably going to go with white gold. Luckily neither of us has allergies, so I think it will be fine.

LisaLou
Post 4

The first titanium jewelry I wore was a pair of earrings I received as a gift.

I loved them immediately as I wear a lot of black and white, and this type of jewelry goes well with a lot of my outfits.

Since then, I have also bought some black titanium jewelry. I am finding more choices all the time, and would much rather wear this than sterling silver or white gold.

Another thing I really like about the earrings, is they never bother my ears no matter how long I have them in. Many times, even with stainless steel, my ears start to bother me after a few hours.

I have never had this problem when wearing the titanium earrings.

myharley
Post 3

My husband has a titanium wedding ring. Not only does he have sensitive skin, but also works in a job where he needs a heavy duty ring that is going to hold up well.

Even though the titanium is resilient, it is also very light weight. When we were shopping for one, I was surprised at the amount of titanium jewelry for men I saw for sale.

There were lot of stylish and eye catching pieces that I was surprised by. I was also surprised by what they cost. Even though we didn't buy any cheap titanium jewelry, the prices were much better than gold or platinum.

Since then, I have seen many men wearing titanium wedding rings.

Ivan83
Post 2

I have very sensitive skin and I often have negative reactions to wearing metals. For a long time I thought that I would never be able to wear any jewelry unless it was ceramic or glass or something.

At the suggestion of a friend I tried wearing a titanium bracelet. We happened to be in a jewelery store and the bracelet caught my eye. I was looking at it longingly convinced that it would just cause me to break out when she explained that titanium is extremely neutral and not likely to cause a reaction. The salesman was able to explain further.

I bought the bracelet and now I wear it almost every day. I also wear a titanium necklace and ring. Its so nice to be able to wear eye catching jewelry again.

gravois
Post 1

My wife and I wear titanium wedding bands in favor of the traditional gold band. It was actually my wife's idea. She has a strange aversion to gold. I think it makes her think of greedy kings or something. When we got married she insisted that we not wear gold rings.

We looked into a few other metals but nothings really caught our eye until we saw the titanium bands. It is a simple and sleek design but I think they look quite stylish and classy. They cost a lot less than gold bands and they look as good now as the day we bought them. We get locked into wedding traditions, but it is important to remember that you can symbolize your marriage in any way you like.

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