Essex, Florida (PressExposure) July 31, 2009 -- There are many types of wedding rings that couples could choose from. This is because the growth of the industry itself never ceased and the demand for a more luxurious and durable ring only rises. Although gold is durable and luxurious, there have been several problems with the use of the said material in this type of jewelry. One of its main disadvantages is that it causes skin irritation and allergic reactions in sensitive skins. Another is that its color and luster do not provide women with a more feminine look. Due to its several flaws, jewelers have sought other materials to use as alternative metals for wedding rings. Some of these materials include:
* Platinum * White gold * Palladium * Tungsten carbide * Titanium
These are some of the materials currently being used. What are the similarities and differences between these materials?
White Wedding Rings
Platinum, white gold, and palladium rings are considered to be white wedding rings. This is because of the lustrous white hue that these wedding rings possess. Platinum mainly gained its popularity because of this feature. It was first introduced to provide couples variety when it come to choosing wedding rings. This particular wedding ring became popular especially to on the other hand, are just the same. They both are cheaper in terms of price compared to platinum. The only difference is that white gold is much softer than palladium. Palladium is much lighter but stronger than platinum. However, unlike platinum, palladium may discolor at high soldering temperatures, become brittle with repeated heating and cooling, and react with strong acids. One major drawback of platinum and white gold is that both lose their white color after years of wear, with white gold fading faster than platinum. women. White gold and palladium,
Durability Wedding Rings
Titanium and tungsten carbide ring gained their popularity because of their durability. Although platinum and gold are both durable, titanium and tungsten carbide ring have been known to provide better and more satisfactory level of durability. Titanium and tungsten carbide wedding rings are also popular as a man's wedding ring, purely because of the rings' bulk and color. The only difference between titanium and tungsten carbide ring is in their weight. Titanium has been known for its lightweight features, as well as its use in heavy duty applications. Tungsten carbide, on the other hand, clearly reflects the weight from its bulk. Another major difference is that tungsten carbide is also known to be much more durable than titanium.
Rare Wedding Rings
Some of the rare materials used for wedding rings include nickel silver for those who prefer its appearance or cost. Other marrying couples are also beginning to use stainless steel because it has the same durability as platinum or titanium with the additional benefit of being able to accept a finer finish than the latter.