Pro’s and Con’s of Wedding Ring Metals
Forever Metals guide to the Pro’s and Con’s of Wedding Ring Metals. Please see our below list of the most popular metals.
Gold Wedding Rings
Pros of Wearing Gold Wedding Rings
- Gold is less expensive as platinum and just as beautiful.
- Gold is lighter in weight than platinum and a Tungsten Carbide
- Highly fashionable in both the tradition yellow gold color and white gold.
Cons of Wearing Gold Wedding Bands
- Always the possibility for a potential nickel allergy if white gold is chosen.
- Gold is sensitive to chemicals and can become discolored in chlorine and harsh household chemicals such as bleach.
- A disadvantage to white gold is it could be mistaken for silver.
- White gold must be refinished or dipped every 3 years to maintain its beauty. Over time the yellow starts to show through the rhodium plating.
Platinum Wedding Bands
Pros of Platinum Wedding Bands
- Platinum has a beautiful finish that will look good for a lifetime. Platinum does not lose its luster or shine compared to other precious metals. It is truly a high end metal.
- Platinum is completely hypo allergenic. If you have allergies to metals then Platinum would be a good fit for you.
- Platinum is one of the rarest precious metals on earth.
- Platinum is low maintenance. It will look beautiful for a lifetime.
Cons of Platinum Wedding Rings
- Platinum is a high cost. Even Palladium which is a mixture of Platinum and Silver is at a higher cost than most precious metals.
Pros of Tungsten Wedding Bands
- One of the most durable metals in the world. Tungsten Carbide comes in at a 9 on the Moh’s hardness scale. This is just below a diamond.
- Tungsten rings are very price friendly. Typically ranging from $50 to $300 for most styles.
- Remains vibrant and polished over the course of a lifetime. Tungsten has a finish that is very hard to break down or show scratches.
- Many Styles to choose from including inlays and carved styles.
Cons of Tungsten Wedding Bands
- The metal is heavier in weight than precious metals. This may take some getting used to.
- Can crack or break under pressure due to extreme hardness of the metal.
- Tungsten is not sizable which can cause problems over a lifetime with fluctuation ring sizes.
Pros of Titanium Wedding Bands
- Very light in weight. The weight of titanium is the lowest among precious metals and alternative metals.
- Titanium is low in cost. You can purchase a titanium wedding band for as low as $20 for a lower grade titanium. Higher grade titanium rings, including aircraft grade can be upwards of $300.
- High grades of Titanium are hard to scratch and the finish remains beautiful.
- Titanium has more flexibility than tungsten. There are many styles to choose from due to this.
Cons of Titanium Rings:
- The market is saturated with low quality rings. You must make sure to purchase from a reputable dealer of titanium rings.
- A lower quality titanium will scratch easily and the ring has the potential to look terrible in a short period of wear.
- Not all jewelry stores carry titanium as a wedding band option.
To see more Pro’s and Con’s of Wedding Ring Metals please visit Forever Metals. Forever Metals specializes in tungsten rings and promises to deliver a large selection of high quality styles.
Last Updated: February 9, 2017
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