Titanium rings are hypoallergenic, meaning that they are typically safe for individuals with sensitive skin. Titanium is ideal for individuals with a nickel allergy and who therefore cannot wear gold jewelry. Nickel is a common alloy used in the manufacture of gold, and jewelry made with nickel can cause a rash when worn by certain sensitive people. Sometimes men who have never worn jewelry only find out after they have been wearing their wedding ring for a while that they have a nickel allergy. The allergy manifests as redness and irritation in the area where the wedding ring is being worn. For individuals with this sensitivity, we recommend titanium, palladium
. These metals are much purer in their composition and are much more likely not to cause any irritation.
An Affordable Alternative
As gold and platinum continue to increase in price, mens titanium wedding bands make a wonderful affordable alternative for couples on a budget. A titanium wedding ring is approximately one quarter or less the cost of a 14-karat gold ring. A nice way to combine both looks is to purchase a titanium wedding band with a gold inlay. Mens titanium rings typically appeal to men because of their gunmetal gray color and titanium's reputation for being used in a wide variety of applications, such as in the aerospace and marine industries. Because titanium is biocompatible, it's also used by the medical industry for surgical implements and implants.
Titanium Pros and Cons
The many advantages of a titanium wedding band include: its affordable price point, hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin, light weight, high resistance to corrosion or tarnishing, and its amazing strength. One disadvantage of a mens titanium wedding ring is that it usually cannot be resized, because it is such a strong material. A titanium ring will not bend or ding like gold, it won’t crack or break like a tungsten ring, nor will it tarnish like silver. It performs well in swimming pools and marine environments, and therefore is ideal for swimmers or anyone who works around water. True titanium is a gunmetal gray color, a shade or two darker than white gold or platinum.
Matching Wedding Bands
We offer select styles of titanium rings that pair nicely as matching wedding bands. Typically a 2mm - 6mm width is ideal for women, whereas a 6mm - 12mm width is ideal for men. We offer titanium rings in 4mm through 8mm for many styles, and you can easily create your own matching set by, for example, choosing a 4mm ladies titanium ring and its corresponding mens titanium ring in 8mm. Need assistance? We'd be happy to help you find the perfect matched pair for you. Please contact us by phone, live chat or email.