Calla~ so interesting! So you're far more likely to get told that it's not possible. Either you are buying it as a gift or for yourself, there are many reasons why titanium jewelry can be a better choice than jewelry made in traditional precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. A widely known property about titanium is its durability.

If you do want to wear your wedding band weight lifting you would want to wear an alternate metal ring like tungsten. May your marriage and your rings go the distance! Thank you for your story.

Great post!!!! Finally, it is fashionable and trendy to wear them.

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Thanks for subscribing! Check out this recent article I was quoted in about a man who spent the night in the ER because they couldn’t get his titanium ring off: Gold and platinum are plenty strong enough if made right. (805) 963-4157. The titanium version was $105, the cobalt chrome was $225, and the 14 karat white gold … Calla. You are right that titanium is significantly lighter in weight than platinum. And hearing how long you’ve lifted in yours is an interesting piece of information to me as well.

I don't know about you, but if I couldn't size my wedding band that I said my vows over I'd be pissed. Just wear the ring only when convenient, it’s too fragile to wear all the time. Shipping Info | Privacy Policy | Sitemap. I bought tungsten because I work with heavy weights all day, and can wear it while I workout without worry. I’ve had a tungsten ring for 7 years, have dropped it, smashed it, and banged it on stuff with no problems. Oh yeah, tungsten bands can break when you drop them.

Simply put, gold and platinum are worth more than titanium or tungsten. and it broke.

Something went wrong. It was at times most entertaining.

I congratulate you for having arthritis and not having a change in finger size.

I like where your heart is at.Your Personal Jeweler,

It's CONSIDERABLY more expensive than any 'alternative' metal. Needless to say , the first four said ‘ why don’t you just buy another one ,’ and the last jeweler said titanium could possibly be stretched a tiny bit. Maid of Honor vs. Matron of Honor: What’s the Difference. I thought Titanium was least expensive.....I will search around and decide. I didn’t know about how titanium and tungsten couldn’t be sized. Copyright 2020 Calla Gold Jewelry. To give you an example of cost, I called a company we work with and asked for prices on a basic men’s ring, size 10. Flag; Any ladies purchasing Titanium rings for their FH? Ancient Roman Gold Hercules Knot Ring.Image from A History of Jewelry, J. Anderson Black.

Please check your entries and try again. In case your curious about how a titanium band is made here's a video. You may find yourself at a point in your life where you can't afford a gold or platinum ring. That symbolizes everlasting love perfectly. Strong!!

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how a titanium band is made here's a video. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients. In other words, although it is much stronger than gold and silver jewelry, even steel, it is much lighter and hence more comfortable to wear. I’m glad you love gold bands! These rings were worn and loved for decades. If you go with Titanium or Tungsten, make sure you're jeweler offers a replacement program. I do hope that your weight loss was purposeful and not the result of illness. I've had people tell me that they don't see a point in buying a gold or platinum band because they require more maintenance. It’s not the metal, it’s the bond between me and my husband that matters to me. I like white gold but my FH recently stated/hinted he wouldn't mind a Titanium ring? While I am ragging on Tungsten, a commenter on my previous blog post on tungsten and titanium, pointed out that it can break easily. 805-963-4157 PO Box 40102, Santa Barbara, CA 93140. There’s never any excuse for bad manners and I seem to have broken that rule. The metal is relatively new in the fashion industry with many new ideas being applied on it. I haven't gotten anything yet, but I've seen a few I really like. For me I’d still want to have a gold or platinum band vs titanium or tungsten so… Read more ». Any ladies purchasing Titanium rings for their FH? Latest activity by Mrs. Gold and Platinum bands can be re-sized easily, unlike the unsizeable Tungsten or the barely-resizeable Titanium bands.

If you ever dreamed of designing your engagement ring, need advice while shopping, or have another project in mind, this book will open the door to the possibilities and give you the knowledge and inspiration to see it to life. I could honestly care less about traditional metals, their monetary value or its ability to be resized. There are two main reasons why I believe you should buy Gold or Platinum instead of Titanium or Tungsten. I've been a jewelry blogger, writing my Jewelry Without Walls blog for a number of years now. You gave some great reasons for sticking with what we know works. So I went to about four different Jewelers for sizing . His ring, his choice. I definitely like the idea of following tradition too. And having had to size my and my husband’s rings I can see that you want to have metal you can alter in your wedding rings. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. In any case, I have a titanium band for an engagement ring and will graduate to tungsten for the wedding band. Well done going to Cartier, you’ll love your pieces that you chose. It is this attribute that makes it perfect for active individuals who frequently engage in outdoor activities, even water sports. Video of a breaking Tungsten band. Another very informative article, Calla! I wrote this post after my longer one “Don’t Buy Titanium or Tungsten Wedding Bands” received static for me being opinionated. Crack is hairline, and the ring is still wearable, and… Read more », Hi James, I do tell my clients not to wear their gold or platinum rings while weight lifting. Even if they are stored properly in jewelry boxes or safe, the oxygen in the air reacts with the metals and turns the color. I am choosing the style though. I haven’t had one of my detractors share with me a comment so lovely as this.

She'd started a petition to raise awareness of the brittleness of tungsten. At one point, due to arthritis, I had to have my band cut off! DO NOT let a jeweler talk you into buy a platina 4's a blended metal, and when our store started carrying it, it ALWAYS came back. Now I've distilled it down to two reasons with a few sub-reasons underneath my two main points.

First of all, there are not many jewelers who have the machine shop tools necessary to (barely) re-size titanium. Calla Gold. Calla Gold is a Santa Barbara Jeweler specializing in custom jewelry design and jewelry repair. You were smart too to get it a half size bigger. Thanks to this post I went back and read your “Don’t Buy Tunsten or Titanium Wedding Bands” post. You final cigar band reference tells me you must be a writer or in the leagues of the… Read more », I was married with a lovely platinum band which I wore for over fifteen years. I love how your white gold rings have lasted through your long marriage and changed with you. This is my response, I hope it helps you in your decision making process for your wedding bands. I am re-sizing very many platinum and gold grandma’s and grandpa’s wedding rings for this new generation. In addition, titanium has a high strength to weight ratio. Or perhaps you want to save on the ring because the dress or photographer needs that budgeted money. Especially for high-polish finished jewelry like gold and silver wedding band rings, it is expected that the jewelry will lose its color and shine over time. This Rose Gold, Hand Engraved Ring with Black Rhodium Can be Sized.

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Then I read the comments. It tells the world you are married. I swapped it out for a titanium band that I can barely feel on my hand. Alas, with my increasing age, I wound up with arthritis in my hands and that lovely band whose weight was so enticing in the jewelry store became painful to wear. A true symbolic ring would be the tungsten one I have, untarnishable, unscratchable, not necessarily intrinsically valuable to investors, but permanent and unchangeable and always with me no matter what I do.

As to the history of gold, it truly is a time-honored metal that is traditional in wedding bands.

I like white gold but my FH recently stated/hinted he wouldn't mind a Titanium …

Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. But, I also think they're one of the metals that can't be re-sized, so if that's a concern, you may not want that. Titanium is least expensive, more durable than gold, and less upkeep. Titanium Steel Jewelry Confusion or Hoax? My photographer friends will kill me for this, but if I had to choose between the photography and my wedding ring, I'd spend the money on the wedding band, that tangible symbol of love that I wear everyday. There are some of you who don't care for tradition, and that's fine!

!, on July 5, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Rose gold isn't going away anytime soon.

Mrs. Williams, on July 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM Posted in Planning 0 10 .

Calla Gold, Hi Calla , I went back and re read the previous blog, particularly the responses I posted that were uncalled for and rude . No, I do not hate them. Also, titanium is hypoallergenic, which means that very few people have skin that is sensitive to it. Now, I understand that some people stress that a wedding band is a symbol of the bond shared between two people, and that the bond is what matters most. You would find it difficult to think of a civilization that didn't value gold. I worked in fine jewelry for about four years. Anyway, I had lost some weight and the titanium band that I really liked was too big . There's a reason we don't wear plastic wedding bands. Would love your thoughts, please comment. I've heard they are much more durable than white gold, so they don't scratch as easily (although, you can get a care package with white gold some places and they will buff out small packages when they re-do the rhodium learned this when I scratched my e-ring recently...). The Two Key Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy Titanium or Tungsten Wedding  Bands. It's important to know the difference between, 20 Non-Boring Ways to Decorate a White Wedding Cake. Copyright 2020 Calla Gold Jewelry.