Advice for Buying Men's and Ladies Titanium Rings and Titanium Wedding Rings

by - Gillett's Jewellers

Titanium Ring Tips and Advice

Titanium rings are amongst the most unique rings you'll find. Titanium rings offer a tremendous variety of designs, from simple men's titanium wedding bands, diamond titanium rings for ladies, titanium bands with silver, gold and platinum stripes, fashion titanium rings with black or pink sapphires, through to funky blue or purple colored titanium rings. With such a wide variety of titanium ring options, including the possibility of having custom made titanium rings, it can be little confusing to know where to start. This coupled with the unique metallurgic characteristics of titanium and how they influence titanium ring designs, including their impact on the finger sizing for titanium rings is also important for you to know before buying a titanium ring, particularly when buying titanium wedding rings. The titanium jewelry information on this page will hopefully help you through the process of buying your titanium ring or titanium wedding ring.

What is Titanium?

Titanium is a type of metal. Titanium is a natural element which has a silver-greyish-white color. It is the hardest natural metal in the world. It is very strong, three times the strength of steel and much stronger than gold, silver and platinum and yet is very light weight. Pure titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic which means that it if safe for anyone to wear as it will not react to your skin.

Why Choose a Titanium Men's Ring or Ladies Titanium Ring?

Titanium provides several unique factors that make it a great metal for jewelry rings. Titanium is very strong. It's more dent, bend and scratch resistant than gold, silver and platinum; it's lightweight and importantly titanium offers an exotic array of colors which other metals do not.

The Gillett's Jewellers titanium rings available through can be colored in blue, purple, bluemoon, night sky, black rainbow and solar ash colors. Our titanium rings are 100% hypoallergenic and will not produce skin irritation or discoloration.

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Can Titanium Rings Be Resized?

Titanium rings are very strong and they cannot be soldered, which means that they cannot be resized. We can sometimes resize titanium rings by a very small amount up in size by stretching them, however titanium rings cannot be resized down in size.

You should have finger sizes checked by a local jeweler before you order your titanium ring to double check your finger size. This is especially important if you are ordering titanium wedding rings. If you provide us with the wrong finger size you should contact us as soon as possible and we will discuss your options with you and whether we will be able to make another ring for you for a modest re-make fee.

Can Titanium Rings Be Worn as Wedding Rings?

Titanium RingsYes, titanium rings can be worn as wedding rings or fashion rings for men or ladies.

Many people find that titanium rings are a good choice for wedding rings because they are strong, versatile and stand up to every day wear well. They are also more scratch, dent and bend resistant that the other metals (gold and platinum) that are otherwise used for wedding rings.

One important factor to note with titanium rings is that titanium rings cannot be resized now or in the future. This is because titanium cannot be soldered, which means that it cannot be cut and then adjusted to a larger or smaller size and then re-joined.

Titanium Wedding RingsIt is also important to consider the type of titanium used when choosing your titanium wedding rings with respect to it's ability to be cut-off in the event of an emergency and also it's hypoallergenic properties. The pure commercial grade titanium that we use in our wedding rings allows these titanium wedding rings to be cut-off in the event of an emergency. These rings can be a little more difficult to cut-off than gold rings, though it is possible to cut them off. Aircraft grade titanium rings however generally cannot be cut-off in the event of an emergency, or if they can be cut-off, it can be a much more difficult process to do so.

Are Titanium Rings Available For Men and Ladies?

Yes, the titanium rings on this web site are suitable for both men and ladies and they can be worn as wedding rings or fashion rings.

What Widths are Titanium Rings Available In?

Titanium rings are available in a range of widths. The widths available depend upon the particular style. For simple titanium bands the widths can range from 3mm to 10mm. For titanium rings with inlay stripes, grooves or patterns the widths vary according to the particular design.

The custom made titanium rings available in the design your own titanium rings section are available in the widths from 3mm to 10mm.

Choosing the Width of Your Titanium Wedding Rings?

Choosing the width for ladies titanium wedding rings

Titanium Wedding BandsFor ladies titanium wedding rings, the 3mm to 4mm widths are the most popular. When choosing designs with inlay stripes or grooves the minimum width available for the ring design is often selected by ladies.

Most ladies when choosing a width for their titanium wedding ring need to take into account the width of their engagement ring (if they are intending to wear and engagement ring together with the titanium wedding band.) If ladies wear the two rings together, a narrower band in the 3mm to 5mm width often works best. Though naturally it is a matter of personal preference and some ladies still prefer to choose a wider band.

Choosing the width for men's titanium wedding rings

Mens Titanium Wedding Rings For men's titanium wedding rings the most popular widths are 5mm to 7mm. Men with more slender fingers sometimes choose a slightly narrower width of say 4.5mm. Men with larger fingers sometimes prefer the wider 7mm width.

For men with larger fingers, you don't need to assume that you should automatically choose an extra wide ring width. It's important that your ring feels comfortable. Based on feedback from customers over many years we've found that the extra wide ring widths of 8mm or more can be less comfortable for some men.

When choosing a width for a men's titanium ring it's a good idea to visit a local jewelry store to try-on a ring of the width that you intend to purchase. That way you can double check that it feels comfortable on your fingers. When trying on a ring for the purpose of confirming your preferred ring width, you don't need to try on a titanium ring, you can try on a gold ring of the same width and same general shape of ring (ie. the width of ring in a soft rounded or flat ring shape).

Choosing an extra wide width for titanium men's rings

When choosing your titanium wedding ring width you should note that very wide rings of 8mm or wider can be less comfortable to wear than the narrower titanium bands. Comfort is particularly important for men's titanium wedding rings and men are often not accustomed to wearing men's rings. Unless you are accustomed to wearing wider rings, or you have tried on the wider rings in a local store, we suggest that you consider a more conservative width of 5mm to 7mm as the majority of our clients prefer that 5mm to 7mm width range.

If you are accustomed to wearing wider rings then naturally you are welcome to choose a wider width.

If you do choose a wider 7mm to 10mm width, please ensure that you have your finger sized by a local [::jeweler::] based on the wider width. This is very important because wide rings of 7mm or more can require a slightly larger finger size than for the narrower rings. By default, most [::jeweler::]s will measure a finger size based on a narrow ring width unless otherwise asked. You should mention to the measuring jewelry assistant that you will be wearing a wide ring and mention the width of your intended titanium wedding ring when having your finger size measured.

How Far in Advance Should We Order Our Titanium Wedding Rings?

Mens Titanium Rings To avoid those last minute rushes (we know how busy and stressful the weeks leading up to the wedding day can be!), we suggest that you allow plenty of time to order your wedding rings.That way you will receive your wedding rings in plenty of time and you can rest assured that they fit well.

If possible, it's best to order your titanium wedding rings 3 months or more before your wedding day.

Depending upon the finger size that you need, your ring will either be in stock in your finger size, or it will be manufactured for you in your finger size. For custom made rings the rings will always need to be manufactured for you. The manufacture time for each style varies, though on average the titanium rings take approximately two to three weeks to manufacture plus delivery of between one to five days (depending upon which country you live in). The normal manufacture time for each ring style (if it's not in stock in your finger size) is shown on the ring product page next to the word 'availability'.

If after receiving your rings you find that you need a different size, new rings may then need to be made for you. So for that reason it's best to order as early as can to avoid last minute rushes.

Naturally though if your wedding day is fast approaching you can still contact us to see if we have your ring design in the finger sizes that you need. We have helped many couples in the week or two leading up to their wedding day. Your preferred ring design, or a similar design may be in stock in the finger size that you need and we may be able to dispatch it to you that same day. So no matter how much time you have left, please do still contact us to see how we can help you with your wedding rings.

What Grade of Titanium Do You Use in Your Titanium Rings?

The titanium used in our titanium rings is 99.9% pure commercial grade titanium. Our titanium is pure and of surgical implant quality which means that it is hypoallergenic and allergy free.

Are Titanium Rings Hypoallergenic?

Unqiue Mens Titanium Wedding Rings

Pure titanium is 100% hypoallergenic and allergy free and will not produce skin irritation or discoloration. Pure titanium does not react to sunlight, salt water or anything that the body emits. This is why we only offer pure titanium in our titanium rings. We do not use other metal alloys with our titanium to ensure only the purest and safest titanium is used in our titanium rings. This is especially important for titanium wedding rings which will be worn every day for many many years. We use pure titanium with confidence knowing that everyone can wear it without the concern of an adverse reaction to your body.

Are Matching Ladies and Men's Titanium Wedding Rings Available?

Unique Titanium Rings Reports indicate that approximately 25% of couples choose matching wedding rings (this refers to all wedding ring purchases, not just titanium wedding rings).

Matching wedding rings do not need to match exactly though, they often may have a similar design, though they can be made in different widths to suit the lady and man.

Sometimes matching wedding rings can have a similar theme, such as both being made in titanium, rather than being made in the exact same design. That way the couple can choose the designs that they each prefer which best reflect their own personality and needs, whilst still keeping a sense of unity through the matching titanium theme.

If you would like to choose matching titanium wedding rings you can use the design your own titanium rings section which allows you to design men’s and ladies matching wedding rings sets with the same or differing widths.

The many titanium rings available on our web site are also often available in matching designs or in both ladies and men's widths and finger sizes. Most of the titanium rings indicate the widths that they are available in on the titanium ring product page.

Can Titanium Wedding Rings Be Engraved?

Titanium mens rings Yes, we can engrave your special message on the inside of your titanium ring. To make your titanium ring truly yours we can engrave your special message for only $3AU per letter. If you would like us to engrave your rings for you, please place your order for your titanium ring through this web site. In the secure online order form you will see a comments section. Please type in the comments section that you would like engraving and the your message to be engraved. Please note, that if you choose to have your titanium ring engraved, the guarantee for that ring will be voided. This is simply because the ring will have been engraved with your personal message which would prevent the ring from being resold if it was returned under the guarantee or due to the incorrect finger size being provided. If you would like to take advantage of the guarantee, including the ability to exchange rings if you find that you need a different finger size to the size ordered, we suggest you have your local jeweler engrave your ring for you after you receive your rings from us so that you can confirm their fit first. Most local jewelers should be able to engrave titanium rings.

How are Titanium Rings Colored?

Colored Titanium Rings

The color of our titanium rings is not a paint, plate or pigment. The color in our titanium rings is caused by oxidization. Titanium is a type of refractory metal that has an interesting relationship with oxygen. Oxygen causes a structural change in the metal’s surface crystals creating an oxide. The oxide is as hypoallergenic as titanium, but has a unique light refractory property that causes the titanium to appear in various colors to the human eye. The oxidization is produced by a heating process that causes the titanium to change color. The color will not fade or chip though it can be scratched off. The titanium in not colored through the entire depth of the metal. Although titanium is a very strong metal, as with any metal it can, and will scratch, and with scratching, the titanium color can be removed. See below for further information.

What Titanium Ring Colors are Available?

You can choose from blue, purple, bluemoon, night sky, black rainbow, solar ash and natural titanium colors. The choice is yours. To see information about how titanium is colored please see above. To make your color selection simply visit our ‘design your own titanium ring’ section to choose your titanium ring and select your titanium color.

The transition between colors during the oxidization process is very quick which sometimes can blur the boundary between the blue and purple colors in small parts of the ring on occasion. This means that if for example you choose a purple color and a little blue may also appear. This natural variation in colors is part of the beauty of colored titanium rings.

Are Textured, Matte or Satin Finished Titanium Rings Available?

Textured Titanium ringsThe custom made titanium rings available in the 'design your own titanium ring' section allow you to add a textured matte satin finish to your titanium ring.

In the you can choose from 3 types of satin finishes. The satin finishes are available in a light, medium and heavy texture for both our natural color titanium rings and the colored titanium rings. Although titanium is very strong, much stronger than gold, platinum and silver and is more bend, dent and scratch resistant, titanium will still scratch. You can choose a satin finish for your titanium ring to help keep it looking good for longer. We recommend that a satin finish be selected for the colored titanium rings.

How to Care for Your Titanium Rings and Colored Titanium Rings.

Natural color titanium rings

The natural color of titanium rings, that is, the natural greyish-silver color will not fade.

Unlike white gold rings that often have a special white metal coating applied to them to make them more more white, titanium rings with the natural titanium color do not have a coating applied to them to make them look white. This means that titanium rings with the natural titanium color do not require any special maintenance.

To clean a natural titanium color ring simply use a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Do not use strong detergent or chemicals and never use toothpaste to clean your jewelry. For polished natural color titanium rings, we suggest that you have your titanium ring polished about one or twice a year. This will help to keep the ring looking great.

Scratches on titanium rings

Although titanium is a very strong metal, much stronger than gold, platinum and silver, and is more scratch, bend and dent resistant; it is not completely scratch resistant. As with any jewelry, titanium rings will scratch. Scratching of any metal, including titanium, can happen within one day or one year - there is not a certain time from when scratching and wear will begin to occur.

To help keep your ring looking good, we suggest that you not wear your ring whilst doing manual work, whilst gardening, whilst working with abrasive substances, at the gym, playing sport or at the beach. As with gold rings, polished titanium rings can easily be polished by a local jeweler for only a few dollars to make the ring look like new again. Remember, the more respect you have for your jewelry, the longer it will stay looking good for you. You do need to appreciate however that titanium rings, as with gold rings, can and will scratch with normal every day wear and not just with heavy wear.

Does the Titanium Color Fade or Wear?

The color of our titanium rings is not a coating or paint. It is caused by oxidization which changes the refractory nature of the surface crystals of the titanium to make colors appear. The color will not fade or chip. However, the color does not penetrate the titanium through the depth of the metal. Although titanium is very strong, titanium rings will scratch, which can cause the oxidized color to scratch off or wear. This may cause the natural titanium color to appear in scratch/worn areas. This scratching can occur in one day or after two years - there is not a minimum time frame. The oxidization, as with the rhodium plating that is on all white gold rings, will wear and the time frame can vary. But there is no need to worry, your titanium ring can easily be re-oxidized for only a small fee to make the color in the titanium ring look like new again. This small service fee is certainly worth it when your ring is ready for a new polish and coloring and is only a small price to pay for having such a fantastic vibrant colored titanium ring.

To help with looking after your colored titanium ring, we highly recommend that you choose a heavy satin finish for the titanium color, particularly if you will be wearing a colored titanium ring as your wedding ring or for everyday wear. Satin finish helps to protect the color of the titanium against wear and will keep the ring looking better for longer. The satin finish will not prevent scratching, but helps to protect the color on the ring. We can provide the satin finish for you, or you can have a local jeweler satin finish your ring for you.

You can also choose a style where the colored titanium is more protected in a grooved section of the ring. This will help to protect the colored titanium. If you are concerned about the wear of your titanium rings or are choosing colored titanium wedding rings we suggest that you choose the heavy satin finish or a grooved style ring. provide titanium rings and titanium wedding rings for ladies and men including simple titanium bands, diamond titanium rings, black titanium rings, titanium with gold and more with layaways available. Custom design your own unique band including gemstones here at
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