Titanium confusion… Can anyone offer some insight?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia

I’m interested to know the answers too as I’ve seen and heard conflicting info. My FI is currently having a titanium band made. I wasn’t happy about this based on the thought of not being able to cut it off or resize but it’s what he wanted and I want him to love his ring. When I nagged him to have another metal he reluctantly agreed but I knew it wasn’t what he wanted and I want him to love his ring at the end of the day. So spaceship metal it is!

Post # 4
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t know the answers to all of your questions, however, here is what I do know:

-Titanium cannot be resized.  I think that since it’s pretty inexpensive most people just get new ones.  

-You can’t cut it off like you would gold, but Titanium will shatter if enough pressure is applied.  It is a myth that should an accident occur, you’d have to cut the entire finger off to get the ring.  

Post # 7
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

DH has this titanium ring, and loves it (the thin silver inlay is argentium):

DH loves titanium because he’s not a jewelry wearer and the titanium is SUPER light. 

It CAN be cut off in an accident.

It CANNOT be resized- but as far as metals go, titanium is pretty easy to simply replace if necessary.

I don’t have any personal experience with wearing a titanium ring with my wedding set, but I personally probably would avoid it. While my 14k gold set seems to scuff/scratch pretty regularly, DH’s has very few signs of wear on it, even though he’s much rougher with his hands than I am.

I’d be concerned that the titanium would be pretty significantly harder than the gold and would scratch it over time.

Post # 9
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@glitter-girl:  What kind of e-ring do you have? It’s it’s like a pave band or something with a bunch of tiny prong-set diamonds I would see why you would be concerned.

But if it’s just the prongs around your center stone, I don’t think you’d even need to worry about it. My e-ring is a cathedral-style solitaire, so my wedding band doesn’t even touch my prongs.

Post # 10
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m answering this question for my wife.  Hi there, I am a machinist and I have worked with titanium many times.  It can be cut off, it’s a lot different than tungsten carbide.  Honestly most titanium isn’t that hard.  The deal with titanium is: it’s roughly as light as aluminum and as strong as steel.   

Post # 12
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes, it can be cut off.  Tungsten’s a different story.  I don’t believe titanium can be resized.  I would not recommend wearing it with white gold because in the long run it will “eat” the gold And wear it away.


we have titanium rings, and we love them: they’re cheap, light, hypoallergenic, and have a lovely grey color.  After a year of wear, ours are a bit scratched, but that doesn’t bother us.

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