Essex, Florida (PressExposure) May 19, 2009 -- In the ever growing collection of wedding rings, titanium and tungsten are among the few added to its list. There are many kinds of wedding rings today that couples can choose from. If they wanted a wedding ring that speaks of pure luxury and fashion, platinum is their best bet. If they want to go with tradition, then gold is their only choice. If they wanted a cheap yet stylish wedding ring, then they could opt for white gold or palladium wedding ring. However, if couples want a wedding ring that truly symbolizes their everlasting love and unwavering devotion to each other, then a tungsten wedding band or titanium wedding ring is their best choice. So what makes these wedding rings stand out when it comes to durability? Titanium
As we all know, titanium is one of the toughest known metal around. Sometimes called as the âspace age metalâ, it has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (even to sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) transition metal along with a silver color. Combined with other alloy such as iron, aluminum, vanadium, molybdenum, among other elements, titanium can be used to produce strong lightweight alloys for aerospace, military, industrial process, automotive, agri-food, medical prostheses, orthopedic implants, dental and endodontic instruments and files, dental implants, sporting goods, jewelry, mobile phones, and other applications. Titanium became popular as a wedding ring due to its durability, affordability, and gunmetal gray color. The only drawback of titanium is its weight which is naturally light. Being lightweight, titanium doesn't convey a sense of luxury often associated with heavy jewelry.
Often left behind, tungsten has also been known as one of the toughest metals around. Metallurgist suggests that tungsten, among others, have the highest known melting point of all non-alloyed metals (or metals without combination of another metal). Before it was used as a tungsten wedding band, it was commonly used for high temperature applications such as light bulbs and rocket engine nozzles, as a cutting tool for other metals, and turbine blades with wear-resistant coating. Because of this, tungsten became the perfect material for wedding rings. Tougher than platinum, a tungsten wedding band has become the perfect wedding ring to convey a clear message of unbending and undying love shared by two people.