Titanium as a useful metal alloy was not commonly used until the late 1940s. It is most often alloyed with molybdenum, manganese, iron, and aluminum. By weight titanium is one of the strongest readily available metals, making it ideal for wide range of practical applications. It is 45% lighter than steel with comparable strength, and twice as strong as aluminum while being only 60% heavier.
As an element, Titanium has an atomic number of 22. Its atomic mass is 47.867 amu, it has a relatively high boiling point of 1660 Celsius (3020 Fahrenheit). Titanium-44, Titanium-45, and Titanium-51 are all radioactive isotopes, created when it is bombarded with deuterons.
In jewelry, titanium is one of the most popular metals. This is due to its ability to be colored easily, and its...
Tungsten carbide wedding bands reflect a different type of wedding ring that has become popular in recent years. Much of the popularity of the tungsten carbide wedding bands is due to two characteristics. First, tungsten carbide rings are about four times stronger than titanium--another hard space age metal. Second, tungsten carbide takes a beautiful shine that never tarnishes or dulls as can happen with gold or silver wedding bands. If you are looking for a wedding band that will truly last a lifetime, tungsten carbide makes an excellent choice. After all, a wedding band is supposed to symbolize permanence in the relationship. What better way to do so than by using a metal that is stronger than time?
Tungsten Carbide - A New Trend
The durability of tungsten carbide...
As high fashion has become more mainstream, men can often be very particular about their clothing and accessories, just as, if not more so, than women. Jewelry options for men, especially for wedding bands, were previously rather limited. While in the past, gold and silver were the traditional and popular options in rings, tungsten rings have grown in popularity and prominence in the past decade in the jewelry market. Many men have opted not to wear the brighter, flashier rings in their everyday life that they purchased when they were married. Wedding bands are sometimes replaced with selections that are more practical or updated as styles and tastes change.
This is a reason tungsten wedding bands are more popular in the market. Tungsten rings...