For many reasons, men’s titanium wedding bands are among the most popular. You’ve got to admit, there’s something romantic about wearing a wedding band composed of materials found in objects from the far reaches of the universe.
Titanium is named after the Greek titans. You know, like the parents of the Gods?
Not too shabby.
Read on for some of our faves and a look at what makes them so special. We’ll also discuss some of the pros and cons to a titanium wedding band so you can confidently decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
Titanium Wedding Bands
Bold and Basic – Titanium’s shine doesn’t need a lot of fancy details to stand out. Here are a few we love for their clean, classic simplicity.
1. Titanium With Laser Etching
“The Architect” left us marveling at how such a simple design could convey so much personality. Its laser-ridged design is classic without being boring. Perfect for a guy who prefers to remain understated, but dapper.
2. Titanium, Domed Profile
Sleek and sophisticated but not fussy, this ring has everything you want and nothing you don’t. Choose from high-polished or satin finish – either way this ring is lightweight and features a comfort fit design.
Once you put it on, you’ll practically forget it’s there!
3. Titanium, Hand-Hammered
This design looks pretty basic at first glance, but take a closer look. The polish hammered finish on this handmade ring is rugged and masculine, while still being chic and classy. It’s a perfect fit for wherever you go!
Statement Rings – While titanium is head-turning without any embellishment, more men are choosing rings that transcend the traditional. Here are a few of our favourite statement rings.
4. Titanium and Rosewood
The rosewood inlay on “The King Arthur” gives this ring a luxurious look and we love the fact that each one is handmade, so no two look exactly alike. Whether he’d prefer to be slaying dragons or hanging out in a boardroom, this ring will look amazing wherever he wears it.
5. Titanium With Black Zirconium Inlay
A ring fit for the proverbial ‘bad boy’, that was our first impression when we laid eyes on “The Nicholson”.
Black is still on the rise in popularity among men’s wedding bands, but for us this one stands out amongst the rest.
6. Titanium With Turquoise Inlay
A splash of color is always a good thing, and the bright blue-green of turquoise in “The Blyth” is eye-catching. It’s the perfect ring for the guy who likes to stand out in a crowd, but doesn’t want to hijack the whole room.
Customizable Titanium Bands – One of the great things about titanium is that it’s easy to customize. A wedding band symbolizes your promise to be there forever through good times and bad for the one you love the most. Having that promise engraved right into your band just makes it that much more special.
7. Handcrafted, Engraved Titanium
If you want the whole world to know exactly who you belong with, this is the band for you. “The Covey” looks like a standard titanium band, but its label: “Banded by _______” shows everyone it’s much, much more.
8. Yellow-Gold Titanium Pipe Cut
This yellow-gold plated titanium band is the perfect blank slate for personalized engraving. With a veritable library’s worth of font choices, every time you look at it you’ll feel the love and remember how lucky you are.
9. Wood with Titanium Partition
With the option to choose from 40 different kinds of wood species, this wood and titanium partitioned ring is designed to be entirely unique to your preferences. The additional feature of a personalized engraving further ensures that your ring will be one-of-a-kind.
Tips for Choosing a Titanium Wedding Band
We wrote a quick snippet on how to choose the most comfortable size and shape for your wedding band in a little while back, but here are a few things to consider specifically with respect to titanium wedding bands:
- Proper sizing is key when choosing any ring, but titanium can’t be easily resized if you gain or lose weight in the future. At least, not for a reasonable price. That makes it uber important that you get the sizing right. If you can visit a local jeweler to get your finger professionally sized, this is your best bet.
- Since our fingers change size throughout the day or with different temperatures, it’s a really good idea to make sure the vendor offers a policy that allows you to test drive the ring for a couple of days. If your ring is customized, they’ll probably provide you with a plain titanium band to try before crafting your specific ring.
- Look for grade 5 surgical steel titanium when shopping for rings.This titanium grade is the best on the market for durability and scratch resistance.
The Pros and Cons Of Titanium
Like any metal, titanium has its pros and cons. Here are a few things to consider before committing to a titanium ring:
- The first thing you’ll notice when trying on a titanium wedding band is its weight, or lack of weight more precisely. Titanium sports the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, meaning once you put it on, you won’t even know you’re wearing it.
- Like most modern metal selections (cobalt, tungsten, etc), titanium is extremely durable, making it an excellent choice if you need a band that can withstand a lot of manual labor.
- Titanium is the most commonly used metal for surgical procedures, which means you can be sure it’s 100% hypoallergenic and won’t give you an itchy rash or green finger.
- Titanium doesn’t tarnish, corrode, or crack under the elements, even after a lifetime of wear.
- Like most modern metal selections, it’s easy to purchase a high-quality titanium ring at an affordable price.
- There are times when titanium may be almost too strong for its own good. In an emergency, it can take specialized gear to cut it off. If your finger swells, you may have to employ all the tricks you can find on the Internet to remove it.
- Like we mentioned above, resizing a titanium ring isn’t easy. It may end up costing more to resize it than to straight-up replace it.
- Titanium can scratch or dull relatively easily and, like platinum, over time it can develop a patina. Luckily, it’s not that difficult to clean with a soft cloth and mild soap or a metal polish.
Titanium: Durable, Comfortable and Stylish
Like the David Guetta song says, whatever kind of abuse you want to fire at it, titanium can take it. That’s why we think it’s the best choice for men who need some extra backup when it comes to looking sharp without compromising durability and everyday comfort.
Other than for the crafting of jewelry, titanium’s uses seem to know no bounds: from medical implants to use in aerospace and marine construction, all the way to nuclear waste storage (!).
If you need it, titanium can probably get it done – just like the guy who wears it.