(Closed) just an fyi – titanium

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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535 posts
Busy bee

I think you might want to look at silver and resign yourself to replacing it often or having your jewler work on it regularly.

If your work is hard on your ring, it is probably hard on your hands also. You may not want a super strong ring.  A friend almost lost his finger, when he injured it and it began to swell up. He couldn’t get the ring off and the hospital ER could not cut it off with their regular equipment. Luckly a local fire department had a stronger cutter and he was able to get to it in time.

Other options I have seen are a qualo ring (silicone) or a ring cozy.

Post # 3
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445 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, titanium has a dark grey color. If you chose titanium for allergy reasons, surgical steel is also hypoallergenic but has a much lighter “whiter” color.

Post # 4
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I bought 2 stainless steel rings on Amazon (2mm) and I wear them all the time. So far they have some scratches but otherwise look good. I paid around $6 including shipping.

Post # 5
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1388 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Darling Husband has a titanium band and it’s still a bright white and he’s been wearing it for over a year. He bought it for $50 on Etsy. It was a solid 6al-4v grade 5 titanium if that means anything, I have no idea. Darling Husband picked it because he loved the knifed edge of the band. Sorry you had such a bad experience. 

Post # 6
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311 posts
Helper bee

I have a steel ring that has stayed bright white. 

Post # 7
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5895 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I agree about the surgical stainless steel rings. My Dirty Delete is young, and loves to wear rings, but she isn’t yet responsible enough to have a gold ring. Silver tends to wear quickly, and base metals turn her finger green in short order, so stainless has been the answer  for us. Sorry about your experience with the titanium.

 

Post # 8
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think it depends. Most titanium rings are made by machine in lathe and I guess the quality can differ a lot. My husband has a titanium ring. He only wore it for a week though, so I can’t give a good review yet. His ring was bespoke and handmade. The surface is scratched and it has a string of shiny 18K gold in it. We paid 6300 SEK (almost 800$) and is probably the most expensive titanium ring ever made, lol! Of course, the big expense was the work and not the material. It’s beautiful and we hope it will last forever 😀

 

Post # 10
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2974 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Even dark like that, it’s a lovely looking ring.  Personally, I would just rock it 🙂

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