What is Titanium?
Titanium was first discovered in Cornwall in 1791 and is named after the Titans of Greek mythology. Lighter than steel but just as strong, the metal has been widely used in a range of industries ever since its discovery. Titanium broke into the world of jewellery in the 1990s, and as the jewellery market has grown, this once rare precious metal has made its way into cufflinks, pendants, necklaces and watches, making men’s titanium jewellery, a staple collection in every mans wardrobe.
Benefits of Titanium
This popular metal has many unique benefits to the wearer.
Titanium is 45% lighter than steel and twice as strong as aluminium. This means that it is a metal that is both exceptionally strong and lightweight. These characteristics make titanium the perfect metal for men’s everyday jewellery.
Titanium is highly durable when compared to other popular precious metals. The strength of titanium also means that jewellery crafted from it will not break or lose its shape over time. As well as retaining its shape, titanium does not tarnish or corrode due to its resistance to chlorine and sea water. This means that no matter the weather, occasion, or activity, you can always rely on men’s titanium jewellery.
Unlike many other metals, titanium is hypoallergenic. This means that it is highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction when exposed to skin. In fact, titanium is regularly used for medical implants precisely for this reason. This makes men’s titanium jewellery perfect for those prone to allergic reactions from silver or gold.
How to Wear Men's Titanium Jewellery
1. Colour Match
Titanium is white in colour and has an appearance similar to silver or white gold. Due to its gleaming white appearance, men’s titanium jewellery coordinates well with dark tones such as black, grey and navy blue. Many titanium rings in the market feature exteriors with a darker finish. This creates a nice contrast between the dark tones and the white shone of titanium.
3. Layered Necklaces
The durability of titanium makes this metal the perfect choice for everyday jewellery. Opt for titanium necklaces and create your own unique layered look and watch them withstand the test of time.
How to Clean Titanium Jewellery
When cleaning titanium jewellery, it is best to use a gentle soap and warm water. Place the jewellery in the bowl of warm soapy water, allowing it to soak for several minutes. After this, scrub the jewellery with a soft brush and proceed to rinse. Once the jewellery has been thoroughly rinsed, dry it with a microfibre cloth. It is best to avoid air drying your titanium, as this may leave water spots. To polish your titanium jewellery, a bespoke jewellery-polishing cloth is recommended, as this will remove any residue or water marks on the item.
Tips for Buying Titanium Jewellery
Titanium jewellery is a must-buy for the fashionable modern man. However, like any precious metal there are points to consider before purchasing. When buying titanium rings, it is important to be certain about the required ring size. Titanium has an incredibly high melting points (1,668°C) which is almost twice that of Sterling silver. This means that most jewellers are unable to melt the titanium to be resized. To ensure you purchase the correct ring size, it is advised that you measure your ring size prior to purchase. You can measure your ring size with our FREE ring sizer here.
Men's Titanium Jewellery from R&O Man
Discover stylish and solid titanium jewellery crafted to perfection by R&O Man.