What is Titanium?
Titanium (Ti, atomic number 22) is a lustrous silver-white metallic element used
principally to make lightweight, resistant alloys. Titanium metal and its alloys
are light in weight and have very high tensile strength, even at high
temperatures. These metals are utilized in aircraft, spacecraft, naval ships,
guided missiles, and lightweight armor plate for tanks.
Titanium has many desirable properties of notable strength and durability and is
immune to corrosive attacks by saltwater and marine atmosphere and exhibits
exceptional resistance to a broad range of corrosive gases, acids and alkalis.
Pure titanium is as strong as steel yet nearly 50% lighter. With all its
properties, titanium is perfect material for making a durable and jewelry, say,
ring, pendant . . . etc.
Why Titanium ring and jewelry?
Titanium is inert.
Titanium has been embraced by the medical world for its superior
biocompatibility, and is the preferred material for surgical instruments and
implants. Titanium is inert and therefore completely corrosion resistant. It
does not react to salt water, sunlight or any body chemistry and
Titanium(Deletion) is 100% hypoallergenic. Titanium is the preferred material
for surgical tools, implants, pacemaker cases and other internal casings. It
won¡¦t react with any part of the body, making it a great choice for even those
persons most sensitive to other materials. When a person has an allergic
reaction when wearing a pair of gold or silver earrings due to the alloys, it is
recommended that they switch over to titanium earrings. And unlike silver,
titanium will never tarnish!(Deletion) Persons with allergic reactions when
wearing gold or silver earrings is recommended to switch over to titanium
Titanium is extremely durable and strong.
Titanium is more resistant and has the highest strength to weight ratio of ANY
known element, which is why 85% of the Space Shuttles structure is titanium. In
fact that is why many titanium ring manufacturers have a lifetime
warranty.(Deletion) In jewelry applications, titanium¡¦s strength allows for
design capabilities that were otherwise impossible. For example, tension set
rings made with titanium provides maximum security for the stone. Softer
materials such as gold, silver and platinum cannot make this claim! In fact,
even the softest forms of titanium start with over 30,000 psi tension, much more
than platinum.(Deletion) Titanium can be worn throughout active and demanding
lifestyles without concern for the excessive wear and tear that would be
exhibited by gold and platinum.
Titanium is lightweight.
Only slightly heavier than aluminium with the strength of steel, titanium
becomes is the quality standard in all fields. With jewelry, titanium¡¦s light
weight translates into comfort.
Titanium is proven.
Titanium is the fastest growing category in jewelry history. Without exception,
titanium has dominated each and every market arena entered. From sports products
like bicycles, tennis rackets, golf clubs, to marine hardware, computer cases
and jewelry, titanium symbolizes the new standard for quality and reliability.
Titanium is fashionable.
Titanium provides the stylish rich grey tones of platinum at a much more
attractive price. Many designers such as Edward Mirell are designing fashion
forward cutting edges styles for titanium jewelry. Titanium is at the forefront
in the designer jewelry community. No other metal has experienced such a
dramatic rise in popularity as titanium.