3724 Ashwood Drive Essex, Florida (PressExposure) April 22, 2009 -- Q: What is the importance of choosing the kind of catalyst used for wedding rings?
A: Wedding rings are symbols of the relationships shared by couples. Choosing the right catalyst could also mean selecting the right wedding ring to describe their relationship. There are different kinds of wedding rings, each possessing their own unique features and limitations. One popular type of wedding ring today is the Tungsten wedding ring.
Q: What are the catalysts used for wedding rings today?
A: The availability of a wider selection of wedding rings today became more apparent mainly because of the demand for stylish yet sturdy wedding rings. Here are the common catalysts used for wedding rings today:
Yellow Alloy - Yellow alloy such as gold has been used as a catalyst for wedding rings since the tradition first started. What makes the catalyst popular in today's trends is its luxurious feel. Another is its durability which can last a life time. It can also hold its luster for years without needing too much polishing. Though hard, gold are still vulnerable to scratches from everyday wear.
Platinum - A catalyst still used today because of its fine silvery-white luster and durability that can last as long as the relationship lasts. Though expensive, platinum wedding rings are still the choice of many couples.
Tungsten - A newly introduced catalyst, tungsten wedding ring became in-demand in no time. Combined with carbon alloy, these wedding rings became stronger and shinier. Able to hold its mirror-like shine and glossy black hue, a Tungsten wedding ring is said to be the most suitable wedding ring for men.
Titanium - Another newly introduced catalyst, titanium wedding rings are lighter than and as tough as tungsten. Because of its durability and gunmetal gray color, titanium wedding rings are perfect as a man's wedding ring.
White Gold - A combination of yellow alloy such as gold and one white element such as rhodium, white gold wedding rings are the perfect alternative to platinum yet cheaper.
Palladium - Another great catalyst as an alternative to platinum or white gold. This is due to its natural white color, giving it no need for rhodium plating. It is slightly whiter, much lighter and about 12% harder than platinum.
Q: Can Silver, Copper, Brass, Aluminum, and Tin be used as catalysts for wedding rings?
A: No. Silver, copper, brass and other cheaper metals do not occur as frequently because they corrode over time and thus do not convey a sense of permanence. The slight toxicity of Aluminium and tin, and the carcinogenic nature of lead make them unsuitable metals.
Q: What are the usual price ranges of wedding rings?
A: Gold and platinum are more expensive with prices ranging from $200 to as much as $2000 US Dollars. Less expensive wedding rings are white gold wedding rings and Tungsten wedding ring whose price may range from $100 to $1500 US Dollars.