All about contemporary wedding bands


You like to know everything there is to know about something before you buy it.  So do we. Here's some information about the materials our rings are made of to help you decide which one will most likely provide you with a lifetime of reliability and enjoyment...it's too bad new mules and old trucks don't come with this much information...

Tungsten

It's hard as hell.  Very scratch-resistant.  Not scratch PROOF, but highly resistant to scratches, making it a great choice for lion tamers.  (As if anything that wild could ever be tamed. You know all about that.)  It doesn't bend.  (If you were dating it you'd be the one doing all the compromising. Unless you're a lion. But we already covered that.)

That amazing, durable shine?  That's permanent.  You can gunk it up with axl grease, soot, whatever, and it will shine like a newborn colt every time you clean it up.  It's naturally dark gray in color but can be plated to look like any other metal. That's your call.

Tungsten weighs about the same as gold, so a tungsten ring will feel like a solid gold ring when you're wearing it, as far as the weight of it goes.

Tungsten is a lot like an elbow; it can be shattered if it hits the floor just right. If you're not wearing it, don't leave it laying around where it could fall on the floor.

Spit-polish it before you go out, buff it on your jeans, you're good to go. A little bit of glass cleaner - the blue kind in the spray bottle - works, too. 

Emergency removal: vice grips. 

Cobalt

Who says you're not sensitive? Not us. If you do happen to have any sensitivity to metals, though, cobalt is the way to go if you want a metal wedding band.  It's hypoallergenic, kind of like baby shampoo, but extremely strong, which is not at all like baby shampoo.  

Cobalt is so hypoallergenic that it's used in dental and medical implants. There's almost no sensitivity to it, ever.  We wouldn't suggest you swallow it, for more than one reason, but it's typically not prone to causing a rash.

It's scratch resistant, but not as much as tungsten.  If you're not a lion tamer, if you don't wrestle carrowaries (you can look that up if you need to, we'll wait) and you don't dry your hands with 24 grit sandpaper, cobalt should be a fine choice for a wedding band.

Lighter than tungsten, heavier than titanium. 

Cobalt has a white/platinum color to it, much like fine jewelry. If you like platinum or white gold but want something stronger and less expensive, Cobalt is a great choice.

Unlike an elbow, cobalt rings won't shatter if they hit the floor just right. They are stronger that way than tungsten...and elbows.

Cleans up like tungsten.  

Emergency removal: diamond cutter.

 

Titanium

Ultra lightweight and very economical, titanium rings are great for folks on a tight budget.  They look good, too, with their dark gray color.

Titanium is used extensively in aerospace engineering and most of our titanium wedding bands use aircraft grade material.  Maybe even UFO grade, but we don't know that for sure. 

If you're prone to knocking things around or dropping stuff from 3rd floor balconies you'll appreciate that titanium is shatterproof.  It will bend, though, so keep it away from mentalists and street magicians. It also scratches fairly easily, so no chicken wranglin'.

 Emergency removal:  diamond cutter.

 

 Ceramic

This ain't your mama's ceramic zodiac ashtray project from 1975.  The ceramic used in crafting our wedding bands is extremely scratch resistant, much like tungsten, and can shatter, also much like tungsten. It's lighter than tungsten, though, more like a titanium ring in weight.  

The colors of ceramic rings are permanent and go all the way through them, so even if it does scratch, the scratch will match the color of the ring.  Don't you wish the paint on your El Camino was like that?  We know we do!

Like titanium, some ceramics are used in aerospace technologies.  We cannot confirm or deny the use of ceramic in UFO applications.

Emergency removal:  vice grips.