There are many different types of titanium wedding bands. The rings vary by the grade of the titanium, size of the ring, level of decorative additions to the ring, whether or not there are inlays and the use of different gemstones which could include rubies, diamonds, emeralds or other precious and semi precious stones . Men's titanium wedding bands tend to be bolder than those for women, but they can still be fashionable without being heavy or plain. Even the plainest titanium ring can be very striking and the wearer never has to worry about allergic reactions to the metal.
Popular Types of Wedding Bands
Generally, titanium wedding bands come in the higher grades of metal. Often, the band is a simple circle with inscribed braiding or other decorative motifs on the face of the band. Some of the wedding bands feature titanium bands with gold or silver inlays. Many bands have the distinct silvery color which is associated with the metal titanium, but there is also a form of black titanium which makes a very striking wedding band. The titanium may be inscribed or the inlay can be inscribed. Some titanium bands are designed making use of gemstones either in outline designs or as a showcase stone in a setting.
Plain Titanium Bands
The beauty of unadorned titanium wedding bands is very appealing to anyone who does not want an overly fussy band. Many times the band is just associated with decorative designs. Braiding motifs or cross-hatching is found in many plain bands. The metal can be black or silver colored – either choice is available from top designers in the art of jewelry making. The titanium in the wedding band can be formed from different grades of titanium. The pure titanium is the slightly softer version and adding minute amounts of other contaminants such as silicon or tin makes the metal harder.
Titanium Wedding Bands With Gemstones
Men's titanium wedding bands decorated with gemstones are becoming more popular, particularly when the man's ring matches the wedding set of the bride. A very striking style features the titanium band with diamonds set in a bezel setting. Obviously, the titanium ring has a more modern look than the traditional gold or silver men's band. Titanium is not so shiny as silver or gold, but it is still popular with men. The sparkle can be added through the use of the gemstones.
Adding Inlays of Gold or Silver
Men's titanium wedding bands with inlays of gold or silver is a way to add detail to the basic titanium band. Since silver or gold has a higher luster than titanium it's a method of making the basic ring appear more interesting without adding gemstones. There are some very beautiful designs in men's rings that feature a double band of gold or silver or even black inlays. The inlays can be plain or inscribed with designs. The inlays can be full circle or in geometric designs on the top side of the ring.