Post # 1
I really love the look of black or gunmetal grey metal for rings, but I don’t know what these materials are called or if any of them are suitable for a lifetime-wear ring. Are any of them a dip that can be applied to a regular gold ring? Thanks for any insights 🙂
Post # 3
Tungsten is the best way to get a black ring that will last forever. They make them in lots of different shades.
Here’s a site that I’ve bought stuff off of before
Post # 4
It’s usually an oxidation process used on silver or other white metals. It’s common in titanium, too. Against the grain of the bees here, we have silver rings. (I’m HIGHLY allergic to gold, and I prefer silver…our rings were handmade by artisan jewelers.) My ring isn’t blackened, by my fiance’s wedding band is. I kinda wanted mine to be blackened, but I’ll just add a second band down the road. 🙂
If you get a titanium or stainless steel ring that’s blackened, they’re extremely durable and will last a lifetime. I’m not concerned about ours being silver, because they’re matte (not polished) and handmade, so not flawless to begin with. I personally prefer the nicks and bruises that silver gets over a lifetime of wear.
Post # 5
Tungsten or titanium. My FI got a tungsten ring for his wedding band. It is very heavy and it practicly unscratchable!, and pretty affordable, he only spent $200 on his, and you can get them way cheaper online!
Post # 6
FH wants a black ring, we’ve decided on black ceramic. Black tungsten is only a black coating, I believe ceramic is the only solid black ring option.