3724 Ashwood Drive Essex, Florida (PressExposure) May 14, 2009 -- Choosing a wedding ring in today's market isn't as easy as it was back in the days. In the past, marrying couples would only have to think and decide about the style they want for their wedding ring. Today, aside from the style of the wedding ring, marrying couples would also have to include the kind of material used in a wedding ring. Back in the days, gold is the only material used for wedding rings. It's still the traditional wedding ring used today. However, because of the growing industry of wedding rings, including demand and research for newer and better materials used for wedding rings, the availability of much wider collections of wedding rings are becoming apparent. Here are some of the modern materials used for wedding rings today:
Platinum is one of the early materials introduced as an alternative to the traditional gold wedding rings. What made the material popular is because of its silvery-white color in contrast with the traditional yellowish hue of golden wedding rings. Another reason for its popularity is its toughness which is a lot tougher than gold yet maintains its quality.
An alternative to the expensive platinum, white gold is popular because of its feature similar to that of platinum yet cheaper. One part gold and one part white element such as rhodium, white gold wedding rings are good in quality and in durability (though not as tough as platinum).
Newly introduced to the market, tungsten carbide rings are already in huge demands. One key feature that made tungsten carbide rings popular is their durability. Said to be four times tougher than titanium, twice as hard as steel and almost impossible to scratch, tungsten carbide rings have been considered as one of the toughest forms of wedding rings today. It also appears with a lustrous dark hue often buffed to a mirror finish, a perfect wedding ring for men. Another popular feature is its hypoallergenic compound, a perfect ring for those with sensitive skin.
Like tungsten carbide, titanium was only introduced into the market. Its popularity with the marrying couples is due to its durability, affordability, and gunmetal gray color. Though not as tough as tungsten carbide, titanium is still known for its strength. Also, another key feature of titanium is its light weight, a perfect wedding ring for the women.
The least expensive material in common use is nickel silver for those who prefer its appearance or cost. Marrying couples are also beginning to use stainless steel, which has the same durability as platinum or titanium, and can accept a finer finish than the latter.