Selasa, 21 April 2009

Modern Choice for Men's Wedding Band

Nowadays, men's wedding bands come is a huge variety of designs and materials, many of which you can only find online or at a specialty jeweler. No longer do grooms need to settle with the plain and lackluster designs at their local jeweler.

One trend that has grown dramatically in popularity is the use of titanium for rings. There are literally hundreds of unique designs available online, and if you're lucky enough to have a skilled artisan in your area, locally. Titanium does require special techniques and equipment, which is why your local jeweler is unlike to carry titanium rings. In fact, it's not uncommon for local jewelers to spread the myth that titanium rings cannot be cut off in case of an emergency. (This is 100% false!)

Titanium is a near-perfect material for rings for several reasons. First, it's hypoallergenic, which means it will not react with human skin triggering allergic reactions. It's also non-reactive with most substances; including most acids, cleaning products and sea water. Titanium is also extremely lightweight, a lot lighter than gold and nearly one-fifth as heavy as platinum. Because of these reasons, titanium has gained widespread usage outside of jewelry, including aircraft, submarines, industrial plants and hip and joint replacements.

What designs are available for titanium men's wedding bands? It has become increasingly popular to have a titanium ring with an inlay material. For example, Koa wood, a native wood to Hawaii, makes for an excellent inlay material for titanium rings. Other popular wood inlays include Mango, Wenge, Cocobolo, Blood, Black and Ivory woods. These rings are always unique to the wearer due the characteristics of the wood.

Other popular titanium wedding band inlay materials include Opal, Turquoise, Tigers Eye, gemstones and, of course, gold and silver. These rings-all unique-are exquisite in their design and stunning in their appearance. For example, the combination of wood and mineral inlays makes for some titanium rings that are unsurpassed in their beauty.

Unfortunately, you are unlikely to discover all the possibilities at your local jewelry shop. You need to go online and buy from a reputable online store. If the store does not allow you to customize your ring width, profile and size, you should look elsewhere as they are probably just a reseller and do not make the rings they sell.

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